Avalon Sheriff Station Jail
215 Sumner Avenue, Avalon, California, 90704. Limited street parking is
available near the Avalon Sheriff Station Jail.
The Avalon Sheriff Station Jail, situated in the one-square mile City of
Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, houses temporary arrestees and a limited
number of trustees ( persons serving out their sentences) at any given
time because of its size. The Avalon Sheriff Station provides law enforcement
services to Santa Catalina Island ("Catalina Island"), San Clemente
Island and covers ocean waters between the aforementioned islands and
mainland southern California.
Since arrestees will not be held at the Avalon Sheriff Station Jail ("Jail")
for no more than 48, excluding holidays and weekends, they may not be
at the Jail long enough to receive visits. If you wish to visit an arrestee
at the Jail, you may do so Monday through Sunday provided the arrestee
is still present at the Jail. Trustee inmates are allowed to receive visitors
on Saturday or Sunday. In either case, if you plan to visit an inmate
at the Avalon Sheriff Station Jail, you should contact the Avalon Sheriff
Station Jail at 310-510-0174 to arrange visitation. If you will be arriving
on a ferry from the mainland, you may want to call Catalina Express, a
ferry service which provides daily transportation from San Pedro or Long
Beach to and from Avalon. You can reach Catalina Express by calling 800-622-2354.
Since the Avalon Sheriff Station Jail's visiting hours and roster of
inmates who are eligible for visits vary and are subject to change without
notice, you should always call the Avalon Sheriff Station Jail before
visiting. You can reach an officer at the Avalon Sheriff Station Jail
at any time by calling 310-510-0174.
Upon the presentation of a valid State Bar identification card and photo
identification, attorneys are generally permitted to visit inmates at
any time for as long as they like. Visits by members of the clergy and
bails bondsmen may be limited. All visitors should contact the Avalon
Sheriff Station Jail to coordinate visitations.
The number of visitors and the amount of time allowed for visits with arrestees
may vary. One to three visitors at one given time may visit a trustee
inmate. Such visits may be 60 to 90 minutes in duration. Although children
may visit inmates at the Avalon Sheriff Station Jail, like adults, they
are counted as visitors. All children must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Only visitors with a valid ID will be allowed to visit inmates at the Avalon
Sheriff Station Jail. Acceptable forms of ID include:
- California Identification Card
- Driver's License (any state)
- U.S. Military Identification
- Mexican Consulate Card
- Permanent Resident Card
- Valid School Identification Card or Birth Certificate (if visitor is a minor).
Officers at the Jail may deny visitation rights to anyone for any number
Persons on probation and/or on parole should contact the Watch Commander
to obtain a clearance that will permit them to visit an inmate at the Jail.
Telephone Access & Mail
During booking, the person being held at the Avalon Sheriff Station Jail,
("the arrestee"), may make at least two (2) free long distance
or local telephone calls. Arrestees/Inmates may not receive calls or phoned-in
messages, but once housed, inmates may make unlimited collect calls. Since
arrestees will not be housed for more than 48 hours, excluding holidays
and weekends at the Avalon Sheriff Station Jail, you should avoid sending
an arrestee/inmate mail at the Avalon Sheriff Station Jail. However, you
may send mail to a trustee inmate at the Avalon Sheriff Station Jail.
To do so, address the mail as follows:
Avalon Sheriff Station Jail
P.O. Box 1551
Avalon, California 90704
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