Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility – Castaic, CA

Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility is in Los Angeles County, California and is the correctional facility for the county. Are you looking for somebody in Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility? This guide tells you information about anything related to Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility
29340 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91384

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who’s in jail at Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility you should click on their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also find the same information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be in another county jail you should check our California county jail guide: California County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Usually, prisoners can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility

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Bail Schedule

In California the amount of bail you pay is already set by by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but the magistrate or judge has the final word on you bail amount. The California Felony Bail Schedule includes all crimes defined by California and the specific bail amount for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and inspected and read by the staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility is:

Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility
29340 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91384

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility
29340 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91384


The inmate mail policy at Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility can change, so you should check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the California State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Los Angeles County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you are able to ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by contacting the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you won’t get the exact address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Los Angeles County,the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Los Angeles County jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 – North County Correctional Facility, 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 – North County Correctional Facility 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility is likely to change, so it would be best to check the official Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility site when you send any funds.

    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 – North County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility, 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 – North County Correctional Facility

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have 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 an inmate in Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Los Angeles County Jail – North County Correctional Facility? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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