Legal Dictionary

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W

Pitchess Detention Center - East Facility

Location

29310 The Old Road, Castaic, California, 91384. Visitors must park in Dr. Elmer T. Jafee Visiting Center's parking lot; complete a "request for visit" form that contains their name, the inmate's name and booking number; and, take a shuttle bus to the Facility. A visitor should plan on spending at least four (4) hours at the Facility.

Visiting Hours

On the day you visit an inmate at the Los Angeles Pitchess Detention Center, ("PDC"), East Facility, you may be one of 6,000 visitors to the Los Angeles Pitchess Detention Center, which comprises the East Facility, the North Facility, the South Facility and the North County Correctional Facility.

You may visit an inmate at the Los Angeles Pitchess Detention Center, East Facility ("the Facility"), also known as the "Wayside Jail," only on Saturdays or Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. except for holidays. You may visit an inmate at the Facility on the following holidays even if they fall on a week day: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. If a holiday falls on a week day, a visitor may visit an inmate for an additional half-hour. Because visits are available on a first come, first serve basis, you should arrive at least one hour before the desired visiting time. Many visitors camp out near the Facility the night before a planned visit.

The Los Angeles Pitchess Detention Center, East Facility, ("the Facility"), which opened in 1951 as a disciplinary unit, is the oldest operating jail in Los Angeles County. The Facility, designed to house over 850 inmates, is operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Because the East Facility of the Los Angeles Pitchess Detention Center's visiting hours and roster of inmates eligible for visits vary and are subject to change without notice, always call the Facility before visiting. You can reach an officer at the Los Angeles Pitchess Detention Center, East Facility by calling 661-295-8815.

Attorneys may visit the Los Angeles Pitchess Detention Center, East Facility, Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Clergy, bail bondsmen and attorneys who must arrange visits should contact the Watch Commander at 661-295-8815.

Visiting Procedures

Inmates at the Los Angeles Pitchess Detention Center, East Facility, may have one hour of visitation each weekend, which must be split into two one-half hour visits. Only three (3) persons may visit an inmate at one time. Minors—persons under the age of 18, may visit inmates, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian unless the inmates makes a special request they be permitted to visit unaccompanied by an adult. An unaccompanied minor must be twelve years old or older. An infant or toddler (a lap child) may not be counted as a visitor.

Visitor Restrictions

Only visitors with a valid ID may visit inmates at the Los Angeles Pitchess Detention Center.

Officers at the Facility may deny visitation rights to anyone for many reasons. Visitors with outstanding warrants, traffic or parking tickets should not visit the Los Angeles Pitchess Detention Center, East Facility, as they may be subject to immediate arrest. Ex-felons, persons on probation and persons formerly incarcerated in State prison must contact the Watch Commander at 661-295-8815 to first obtain approval to visit an inmate at the Los Angeles Pitchess Detention Center, East Facility.

Telephone Access & Mail

During booking, the person being held in the Los Angeles Pitchess Detention Center, East Facility, ("the arrestee"), may make three free telephone calls. Arrestees/Inmates may not receive calls or phoned-in messages, but may make unlimited collect calls once housed.

You may send mail addressed to an inmate at the Facility to:

[Inmates Name & Booking Number]
Terminal Annex
P.O. Box 86164
Los Angeles, California, 90086-0164

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you need assistance with a criminal case, contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners for a no-cost consultation. We can also answer your questions regarding posting Bail.

How to Bail an Inmate Out of Jail

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