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Hollywood Jail

Location

1358 Wilcox Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Paid and metered parking is available nearby.

Visiting Hours & Procedures

You may visit an inmate at the Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Community Jail & Police Station (the "Hollywood Jail" or the "Jail"), Monday – Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Jail's visiting hours and roster of inmates who are eligible for visits vary and are subject to change without notice. Therefore, you should always call the Jail at 213-485-5125 or 213-972-2971 when planning a visit. The Hollywood Jail generally books arrestees from the following communities: Argyle, Cahuenga Pass, East Hollywood, Fairfax, Hobart, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Hollywood/La Brea, Little Armenia, Los Feliz, Melrose District, Mount Olympus, Sierra Vista, Spaulding Square, Sunset Strip, Thai Town, Vine and Willoughby.

Generally, an inmate may receive one 15 minute visit per day every day of the week. During each permitted visit, an inmate may have up to one (1) visitor. Visitors under the age of 18 (minors) must be accompanied by an adult and have an ID. Attorneys, clergymen and bail bondsmen may visit at any time for as long as they like.

How to Get Booking Information

You can obtain information about persons who have been arrested and taken to the Hollywood Jail by calling 213-473-6100 at anytime. To get information about any inmate online, you can visit The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Inmate Information Center or you can call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's 24-hour "Booking Information" line at 213-473-6080. You will need to know the full name and date of birth of the person being held in jail or his booking number to obtain any information. If you want specific information regarding the arrestee's case, including upcoming court dates, please visit the Los Angeles County Superior Court website.

Visitors' Restrictions

Only visitors with one of the following valid forms of ID will be allowed to visit inmates at the Jail:

  • California Identification Card
  • Driver's License (any state)
  • U.S. Military Identification
  • Passport/Visa
  • Mexican Consulate Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Valid School Identification Card or Birth Certificate (if visitor is a minor).

Although officers at the Jail may deny visitation rights to anyone for any number of reasons, visitors with outstanding warrants, traffic or parking tickets, ex-felons, persons on probation and persons formerly incarcerated in State prison may visit the Jail.

All visitors and all personal property brought into the Jail may be searched. Visitors in possession of weapons, illegal drugs or contraband may be arrested. Visitors may bring personal items, including but not limited to purses, cell phones, back packs and briefcases, into the visiting area of the Jail.

Arrestees' Telephone Access & Mail

During booking, the person being held in jail, (the "arrestee"), may make three (3) free telephone calls. Once booked, an arrestee may make unlimited collect telephone calls from the Jail. Because most inmates will be held at the Hollywood Jail for no more than 48 hours, inmates should not be sent mail.

How to Bail an Inmate Out of Jail

Need to bail someone out of jail? Click here for more information.