13200 Penn Street, Whittier, California, 90602. Free parking is available on site.
Visiting Hours & Procedures
The Whittier Jail ("Jail") temporarily houses both male and female
persons arrested by the Whittier Police Department and the Sante Fe Springs
Police Department. You may visit an inmate at the Whittier Jail, Monday
through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
While no appointment is needed to visit an inmate at the Whittier Jail,
visiting hours and availability of an inmate are subject to change without
notice. Therefore, you should always contact the Whittier Jail prior to
your visit. You can reach an officer at the Whittier Jail at any time
by calling 562-567-9200. Attorneys, bail bondsmen and clergymen are permitted
to visit at any time.
There is no limit to the number of visitors an inmate may receive on days
that inmates are permitted to receive visitors, except that the total
allowable visiting time on any given day cannot exceed one hour. During
any visit, an inmate may have up to two (2) adult visitors and an unspecified
number of visiting minors—children under the age of 18, provided
that the inmate is the parent and/or legal guardian of the visiting minor(s).
Each visit with an inmate may be limited to five (5) minutes. An alleged
victim of a crime for which an inmate is incarcerated at the Whittier
Jail is prohibited from visiting the inmate who allegedly committed the
Only visitors with a valid photo ID will be allowed to visit inmates at
the Whittier Jail. Officers at the Jail may deny visitation rights to
anyone for any number of reasons. Visitors may be subject to search.
Telephone Access & Mail
During booking, the person being held at the Whittier Jail, ("the
arrestee"), may make three (3) free telephone calls. Arrestees/inmates
in custody at the Whittier Jail may not receive calls or phoned-in messages.
However, in the event of an emergency, a jailor may convey a message to
an inmate. Once housed, inmates may make unlimited collect calls. Since
most inmates will be housed at the Whittier Jail for no more than 72 hours,
excluding holidays and weekends, inmates are not permitted to receive
mail. In addition, no mail may be sent to "pay-to-stay" inmates.
How to Bail an Inmate Out of Jail
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