Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC)
180 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California 90012. Parking is available
at the MDC.
(Formerly The "Glass House" Parker Center Jail).
Visiting Hours and Procedures
You may visit an inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center, which is
operated by the Los Angeles Police Department, Monday through Sunday from
10:00 am to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Because the MDC's
visiting hours and roster of inmates who are eligible for visits vary
and are subject to change without notice, you should always call the MDC
before visiting. You can reach an officer at the MDC at any time by calling
Inmates are permitted only one visit per day for 15 minutes. One (1) adult
and one (1) child may visit at one time. All minors must be accompanied
by an adult. Attorneys, clergymen and bail bondsmen may visit at any time
for as long as they like.
Only visitors with a valid ID will be allowed to visit inmates at the MDC.
Telephone Access & Mail
During booking, the person being held in the MDC, ("the arrestee"),
may make an unlimited number of free telephone calls. Once housed, inmates
may make unlimited collect calls. Since arrestees will be housed at the
MDC for no more than 48 hours, not including holidays and weekends, you
should not attempt to send mail to an inmate at the MDC.
Any time after arrest, an arrestee/inmate may authorize the release of
his personal property to anyone unless that property has been entered
into evidence. If property has been entered as evidence, it will not be
available for release until after the criminal case is concluded.
How to Bail an Inmate Out of Jail
Need to bail someone out of jail?
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