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Wayside Jail

Locations

Facilities at the following addresses comprise the Wayside Jail:

Unless permitted to park in the parking lot closer to the Facility, all visitors must park in Dr. Elmer T. Jafee Visiting Center's parking lot; complete a "Request for Visit" form and take a shuttle bus to the Facility. A visitor should plan on spending at least four (4) hours at the Facility.

Visiting Hours

You may visit an inmate at the Wayside Jail, ("the Jail"), only on a Saturday or Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. except for holidays. You may visit an inmate at the Jail 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 Day. If a holiday falls on a week day, a visitor may visit an inmate for an additional half-hour. Visits are available on a first-come first-serve basis and you should arrive at least one hour before the desired visiting time. Many visitors camp out near the Jail the night before their visit to the Wayside Jail. The Wayside Jail is operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Attorneys may visit the Wayside Jail, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Clergy, bail bondsmen and attorneys who must arrange visits should contact the Watch Commander at one of the numbers above.

Visiting Procedures

Inmates at the Wayside Jail 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 make 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 Wayside Jail. Officers at the Jail may deny visitation rights to anyone for many reasons. Visitors with outstanding warrants, traffic or parking tickets should not visit the Wayside Jail, 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 of the Facility they intend to visit to first obtain approval to visit an inmate at the Wayside Jail. All visitors may be subject to record checks and random searches.

Telephone Access & Mail

During booking, the person being held in the Wayside Jail, ("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 Jail 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 Bail.