Pitchess Detention Center - East

Pitchess Detention Center - East Facility
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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.

Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility is located at 29310 The Old Road, Castaic, California, 91384. Visitors must park in Dr. Elmer T. Jafee Visiting Center's parking lot and take a shuttle bus to the facility. They are also required to fill out a “request for visit” that contains their name, the inmate’s name, and the inmates booking number.

Telephone Access & Mail

Arrestees are allowed three free telephone calls during booking. They are not permitted to receive calls or phoned-in messages, but once housed, they may make unlimited collect calls.

If you wish to send mail to an inmate, use the following address:

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

Visiting Hours

Visitors should plan on spending at least four hours at the Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility. Visits are available on a first come, first serve basis, so you should plan to arrive at the facility at least one hour in advance of your desired visiting time. Many people opt to camp out near the facility the night before they plan to visit.

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.

Visiting hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays. On holidays, a visitor may visit an inmate for an additional half-hour. Visitations are permitted on the following holidays regardless of the day of the week: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas

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 inmates from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Contact the Watch Commander at (661) 295-8815 if you are an attorney, bail bondsman, or clergy member who must arrange a visit.

Visiting Procedures

Inmates at Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility may have one hour of visitation per week, which must be split up into two 30-minute visits. An inmate may only receive three visitors at a time. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian unless the inmate has made a special request to see the minor without adult accompaniment (the minor must be at least 12 or older). Infants and toddlers may not count as one of the three permitted visitors.

Visitor Restrictions

Those who wish to visit with an inmate must show valid identification. Ex-felons, persons formerly incarcerated in state prison, and those on probation must first obtain permission for the visit by calling Watch Commander at (661) 295-8815. Visitors with outstanding warrants or parking/traffic tickets should not visit the Facility, as the may be arrested on site.

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