Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail – Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail is in Los Angeles County, California and is the main jail for this area. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail? This page gives you information about anything related to Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail? How to view Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Los Angeles County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail
441 Bauchet St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail you should visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also find information about anybody processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can check the other California county jails in our California County Jail Guide: Other Jails in California


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the inmate’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail is decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners in the Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, its easy. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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Bail Schedule

In California bail amounts are already set by by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind, though, the judge or magistrate has the last word on where your bail is set. The bail schedule lists each and every crime defined by California and the specific bail amount for each crime.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some questions, like your full name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge needs to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should visit the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail, use this address:

Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail
441 Bauchet St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail
441 Bauchet St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


The mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to check the official Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Los Angeles County court records are a matter of public record. They have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents filed during your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Los Angeles County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records relating to your case are kept and available to you at the Los Angeles County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Los Angeles County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case. They do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember you can request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the Los Angeles County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Los Angeles County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Los Angeles County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings online, but you should know that you will not be able to get the actual address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Los Angeles County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    Los Angeles County Top Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Los Angeles County jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to someone in jail at Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail changes, so you should review the official Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail site when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Los Angeles County Jail – Men’s Central Jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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