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Los Angeles County Jail

Learn about the Los Angeles County Jail, one of the largest in the country.

A narrow hallway of cells in the L.A. County Jail. [©Shutterstock, 2010]
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A narrow hallway of cells in the L.A. County Jail.

The Los Angeles County Jail system is one of the largest in the country. With an average daily population of more than 19,000 inmates, it's hard to know how to find information if you're looking for a specific person. Take a look at our frequently asked questions below to get some good ideas for where to begin.

Where is the Los Angeles County Jail?

The Los Angeles County Jail encompasses several facilities, housing prisoners at locations all over Los Angeles County, California. Jail locations include the Men's Central Jail, 441 Bauchet St., Los Angeles; Twin Towers Correctional Facility, 450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles; Century Regional Detention Facility, 11075 South Alameda St., Lynwood; Mira Loma Detention Center, 45100 60th West, Lancaster; Pitchess Detention Center (The Ranch) East Facility, 29310 The Old Road, Castaic; Pitchess North Facility, 29320 The Old Road, Castaic; and North County Correctional Facility, 29340 The Old Road, Castaic.

How many inmates are there at the Los Angeles County Jail?

According to a 2007 U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security report, the Los Angeles County Jail system houses an average daily population of more than 19,000 adult inmates. Many of these inmates are awaiting trial and have not yet been convicted of a crime. Men and women are housed in separate facilities.

Where can I find Los Angeles County Jail inmate information?

To find information about inmates in the Los Angeles County Jail system, go to the Inmate Information Center. There, you'll find a searchable database of inmates, visiting policy guidelines, and answers to frequently asked questions about visitation issues, search criteria and the codes that may appear next to an inmate's name.

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