East LA Jail
5019 E. Third Street, East Los Angeles, California, 90022. Free parking
is available in the East Los Angeles Sheriff Station's parking lot.
Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County east of downtown
Los Angeles, the East Los Angeles Sheriff Station Jail temporarily houses
both male and female arrestees and trustee inmate workers (inmates who
are serving out their sentences at the Jail). The Jail is operated by
the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Although arrestees are generally not held in the East Los Angeles Sheriff
Station Jail ("Jail") for more than 48, excluding holidays and
weekends, you may still visit an arrestee while he or she is there. Should
you wish to visit an inmate at the East Los Angeles Sheriff Station Jail,
you may do so Monday through Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
You can obtain information about an arrestee/inmate at the East Los Angeles
Sheriff Station Jail by calling 323-264-4151. It is highly recommended
that you do so before visiting because visiting hours and roster of inmates
who are eligible for visits vary and are subject to change without notice.
While attorneys, members of the clergy and bails bondsmen may visit an
inmate at any time for as long as they like, they should be prepared to
present a valid photo ID, a California Bar card, if applicable, or proof
that they are authorized to do what they claim to do.
The East Los Angeles Sheriff Station & Jail has a stated policy regarding
inmate visitation which may vary depending upon the activity occurring
at the Jail when you visit. Generally, only two (2) family members of
an inmate may visit at one time. However, children are not counted as
visitors. You may be allowed to visit with an inmate for 10 minutes or
for as long as 30 minutes if the Jail is not particularly busy. Inmates
are permitted one visitation period per day. School age children, like
adults, should be prepared to produce a valid photo ID.
Only visitors with a valid ID will be allowed to visit inmates at the East
Los Angeles 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
of reasons. Persons on probation, parole or who have outstanding warrants
and/or tickets will not be permitted to visit an inmate at the Jail.
Telephone Access & Mail
During booking, the person being held at the East Los Angeles Sheriff Station
Jail, ("the arrestee"), may make at least four (4) free long
distance or local telephone calls. Arrestees/Inmates may not receive calls
or phoned-in messages, but once housed, inmates may request permission
to make additional telephone calls. Since arrestees will not be housed
for more than 48 hours, excluding holidays and weekends at the East Los
Angeles Sheriff Station Jail, you should avoid sending an arrestee/inmate
mail at the Jail. However, mail may be sent to a trustee inmate worker
at the following address:
[Inmates Name & Booking Number]
P.O. Box 86164
Los Angeles, California, 90086-0164
If you are concerned about property in the possession of an arrestee when
he or she was taken to the East Los Angeles Sheriff Station & Jail,
you should know that at any time after an arrest, an arrestee/inmate may
authorize the release of his personal property to anyone unless that property
has been entered into evidence. If the property has been entered into
evidence, it will not be available until the criminal case is completed.
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