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Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail Location
441 Bauchet Street.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Los Angeles County Jail System

The Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail (MCJ) is located in Downtown Los Angeles at:

450 Bauchet St. Los Angeles, CA 90012.
(213) 473-6080

Other Los Angeles County Jail Facilities

InmateReceptionCenter (IRC)
450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Inmate Information: (213) 473-6100
This is a temporary holding facility where both, the Booking Process and the Release Process takes place for the Los Angeles County Jail System.

TwinTowers Correctional Facility
Inmate Information: (213) 473-6100
Twin Towers Jail is a large County Facility that provides medical services for the Los Angeles County jails.  Inmates here may need to have medical clearance, which means the Booking Process can take as long as 24 hours and Release Process may be delayed as long as 12 hours after the Bail Bond has been posted.

PitchessDetentionCenter – East Facility
29310 The Old Road, Castaic, CA 91384-2905
Inmate Information at: 213-473-6080
Pitchess Detention East Facility was designed as a disciplinary unit is currently the oldest operating Jail facility in Los Angeles County.

PitchessDetentionCenter – North Facility
29320 The Old Road, Castaic, CA 91384
Inmate Information: 213-473-6080
Pitchess Detention Center North Facility is a maximum security complex capable of housing 1,500 inmates.

The Pitchess Detention Center is located in Castaic, CA.  Bail Bonds for both Pitchess Facilities are posted at the Men's County Jail.  Inmates who post Bail while at Pitchess Facility will get transferred back to the Men’s Central Jail to be released.

NorthCounty Correctional Facility (NCCF)
29340 The Old Road, Castaic, CA 91384-2905
Inmate Information: 213-473-6080
The North County Correctional Facility features three major vocational training programs in printing, sign production and clothing manufacturing.  Each of these vocational systems provides a substantial cost offset in the operation of the facility.

Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF) orCenturyStation
Los Angeles County Women’s Jail
11705 South Alameda Street, Lynwood, CA 90262
Inmate Information: 213-473-6100

In March 2006, Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF) officially re-opened to be utilized as an all Female Jail Facility.  The two rehabilitation programs that were being held at Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF)  have been relocated to North Pitches Detention Center.  Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF) will continue to provide a booking center for Century Station, Compton Sheriff's Station and for All Female Prisoners.  To get Century Station Bail Bonds Information.

Mira Loma Detention Center
45100 60th West, Lancaster, CA 93536
Inmate Information: 213-473-6080
Mira Loma is contracted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to house illegal immigrants until their immigration case is decided.  They function as a regular County Jail with the exception that the individuals we house are identified as detainees.Detainees here typically are not eligible for Bail.  Sometimes they may be eligible for an Immigration Bond.

The Los Angeles County Jail Booking Process

When a person is arrested at the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail, there is a process that must be completed before a Bail Bondsman can post a Bail Bond on behave of the inmate.  This process is commonly known as "Booking Process".  Once a person is arrested and placed in custody of the Los Angeles County Jail or Men's Central Jail, the inmate has to go thru the Inmate Reception Center (IRC).  There the Jailer will take inventory of the arrestee's belongings as he/she searches for weapons, drugs, paraphernalia or any other threats.  Then the Jailer at the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail will fingerprint and run a background check on the individual to ensure that there isn't any outstanding warrants or possible probation / parole holds.  This process can take several hours depending on the workload the Jailers are experiencing at the time. Inmates can try to contact a Bail Bonds Company directly (we take collect calls); others will contact a family member or loved one first.  Whichever way it may be, the faster Bail Bonds Los Angeles County .Com is contacted the faster we can start the Bail Bond Process.  Also the results for the criminal background/ warrant check can take several hours and must be completed in order for a Bail Bonds Agent to be allowed to post BailFor Immediate Assistance please Contact Us.

Los Angeles County Jail Visitation Hours

The Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail allows inmates to receive a 15 minute visit limited to 1 adult and 2 children. The visiting schedule at the Los Angeles County Jail or Men's Central Jail is (10:00am – 3:00pm & 5:00pm – 7:00pm) Thursday - Sunday.  There is no visiting in the Inmate Reception Center (IRC)  Children are required to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  The Los Angeles  County Jail or Men's Central Jail requires all visitors to show a valid government issued photo identification.  It is recommended to show up as early as possible, accommodations are on a first come, first serve basis; and can be delayed if the Jail deputy’s workload is elevated.  All visitors at the Los Angeles County Jail or Men's Central Jail are subject to search and will be arrested if any warrants, illegal Drugs or weapons are found by the Jail Deputy.

Los Angeles County Jail Release Process

There is also a process that must occur prior to a person is being released from the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail.  Like the Booking Process, this process can vary depending on the workload each Jail or sheriff / police station has.  Smaller sheriff / police stations can take only a few minutes, while larger Jails (like Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail) can take several hours before releasing an individual.  The Los Angeles County Jail usually takes anywhere from 12 hours - 24 hour to release an inmate after posting the Bail Bond.  Once an individual is released he/she can claim personal property, and go home.  For any further F.A.Q click Here.

According to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Website:

Men’s Central Jail (MCJ) is located near downtown Los Angeles, about one mile from the Hall of Justice, just North/East of Union station. Its primary purpose is to provide security for sentenced and high security, pre-trial inmates. Together with the Transportation Bureau (TST), the Inmate Reception Center (IRC), the Twin Towers Correctional (TTCF), and the Central Jail Arraignment Courts (CJAC), all located on Bauchet St. it makes up the Central Regional Justice Center

Originally constructed in 1963 at a cost of $16.3 million, Men’s Central Jail was designed to house 3,323 inmates and contain 585,150 square feet of floor space.  Men’s Central Jail is the largest Jail in the World.  Men’s Central Jail also has a specialized medical housing capable of handling 781 inmates and is staffed by Sheriff’s Department Medical Personnel.  Originally referred to as the “Central Jail Expansion,” Twin Towers Correctional Facility opened in 1997.  It occupies a 10 acre site to the east of Men’s Central Jail and is connected to Men’s Central Jail by a transfer bridge.  Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF) consists of two high rise inmate housing towers, an Inmate Reception Center and a five story Medical Services Building.  The facility provides housing for over 2000 inmates, of which 200 are of medical and mental health care classification.  While the Jail is operated by the Sheriff’s Department, there are many civilians who work in the facility in a support capacity.

About Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County (incorporated as the County of Los Angeles) is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau give an estimated 2009 population of 9,848,011 residents, while the California Department of Finance lists a January 1, 2009, estimate of 10,393,185. The county seat is the city of Los Angeles, the largest city in California and the second-largest city in the United States.

The county is home to over a quarter of all California residents. One of the most diverse counties in the country, it holds most of the principal cities encompassing the Greater Los Angeles Area and is the core of the five counties that make up the area. Los Angeles County was one of the original counties of California, created at the time of statehood in 1850.