Los Angeles County Jail-North County

County Jail

Last Updated: July 20, 2024
Address
29340 The Old Rd, Castaic, CA 91384
Beds
3800
County
Los Angeles
Phone
213-473-6100
Email
custodywebresponse@lasd.org
Mailing Address
PO BOX 86164, Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164

LA Co Jail-North Co is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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You can support your loved ones at LA Co Jail-North Co on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 213-473-6100.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Los Angeles County Jail-North County. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The LA Co Jail-North Co, located at 29340 The Old Rd in Castaic, CA, is a secure detention center operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Castaic Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

Individuals who do not post bail within the first twenty-four hours are required to appear before a judge. During this first appearance, conducted either in person or via telephone, the judge informs the arrested person of the charges against them and sets the bond amount.

Following the intake process, which includes property inventory, medical screening, and booking, inmates are assigned to the general population. Housing assignments are based on the classification of their charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, to ensure proper management and safety within the facility.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

The jail is designed with "pods," featuring a large common area with affixed tables and attached seats, and individual cells typically on two levels. Inmates spend certain times in their cells and other times congregating in the pod for activities like playing cards, games, reading, or watching television. Movement outside the pod, such as trips to the commissary, library, or recreation area, occurs under the constant supervision of unarmed correctional officers. The environment in the county jail is considered less stressful than that of a prison because the sentences are much shorter.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. The Jail enforces this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can sometimes reduce sentences. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, there may be increased spending limits. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee. Indigent inmates are provided with all essential basic hygiene items including USPS stamps and writing materials.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in California. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Los Angeles County Jail-North County.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at aid@inmateaid.com, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Los Angeles County Jail-North County - Visitation

VISITORS IDENTIFICATION: - ALL PERSONS must possess a current valid form of identification: State, County, GovernmentID, Passport, Military Photo ID, or Legal Credentials: US-born: US Birth Certificate [Hospital issued not acceptable], US Passport or Passport Card Non-US born: Foreign Passport w/ supporting documents: I-94 [Arrival/Departure] and US Visa, Permanent Resident Card or Resident Alien card

Walk-In Visits: *Due to the high volume of visits, we cannot guarantee a same-day visit. Walk-in visits are welcome but are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and are subject to availability. All registered visitors with a scheduled appointment must arrive 30 minutes before their visit for check-in. You must bring your visiting confirmation number/receipt, proper ID for every visitor, and all personal items must be stored in the visiting storage lockers or personal vehicles before lining up outside the visiting area. The visiting session will be announced when to enter the visiting center for the check-in

Male Inmates:

  • Saturday: 7:00 A.M. -12:30 P.M.; 2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.; 2:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Female Inmates:

  • Sunday: 7:00 A.M. -12:30 P.M.; 2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.; 2:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Public Visiting Hours:

  • Saturday and Sunday: 7:30-1:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm
  • Monday and Tuesday: 9:30-1:00pm and 2:00-6:00pm
  • Closed: Wed., Thurs., Fri.

Professional Visiting Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00-12:00pm and 2:00-5:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7:00-12:00pm and 2:00-3:00pm

Members of the general public may visit inmates at any Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department jail facility. NOTE: Visiting hours vary and scheduled visits are subject to cancellation at any time and/or subject to change without prior notice. Random security checks of persons and/or their property are conducted and considered necessary to provide security for the facility, inmates, employees, and visitors.

Visitors must register in the Inmate Visitation System prior to scheduling an appointment with the inmate. To determine if your inmate can receive scheduled visits, logon to the Inmate Visitation System. You will be able to make an appointment with the inmate if the scheduling screen shows a list of time slots. You may contact Inmate Information (213) 473-6100, to verify if the inmate visit status is correct. *Inmates are allowed one visit per day, two per visiting week. (Sat - Tue) *A maximum of two people are allowed per each inmate visiting session. Children [17 and under] count as one visitor regardless of age.

Rental Lockers - *ONLY AN ID CARD AND A SINGLE KEY IS ALLOWED ON THE VISITING FLOORS. All Personal belongings MUST BE STORED in lockers (Storage locker rates may apply and will vary by facility location).

- All Registered Visitors must arrive 30 Minutes prior visiting start time for visit check-in. Visitors must bring their Confirmation Number/Receipt and Proper ID. [see Visitor Identification section]

- If anyone arrives late, please inform the officer immediately of your scheduled appointment as the visit is now subject to cancellation. Due to the high volume of visits, we will try to accommodate as best as possible to re-schedule your visit for another time block on the same day or other date/time. Visiting personnel will stop processing appointments 40 minutes after the hour.

Visitors’ Guidelines:

  • Dress code strictly enforced. Revealing clothing and/or gang-affiliated attire NOT permitted.
  • All visitors must wear appropriate footwear and apparel.
  • Bare midriffs, strapless tops, tube tops, and swimsuits are prohibited.
  • Sheer (see-through) clothing is prohibited.
  • The top of clothing shall be no lower than the underarm in the front and back.
  • Shorts and Skirts shall be of an appropriate length.
  • Shorts shall cover customarily covered areas of the anatomy, including the buttocks and crotch area, both when standing and sitting. Shorts no higher than mid-thigh comply.
  • Clothing that depicts drugs, gangs, nudity or violence is not permitted.
  • Shirts shall be worn at all times.
  • Muscle or Sleeveless shirts are prohibited.
  • Shoes shall be worn at all times.
  • Visitors shall not bring Alcohol, Drugs or Weapons on the property, and will be subject to arrest for any violation.
  • No person shall be under the influence of Alcohol, Narcotics or Drugs will be permitted to visit and will be subject to arrest.
  • Any visitor disrupting the visiting process, within the visiting areas, will be cancelled and asked to leave the area

Visitors are subject to search at any time while on the property, and warnings are posted to that effect. Random security checks of persons and/or their property are conducted and considered necessary to provide safety and security for the facility, inmates, employees, and visitors. The following is a general list [but not limited to] items that are STRICTLY PROHIBITED:

  • Cellular communication devices or Electronics, wireless devices
  • Flash media and Cameras - Tobacco products and lighters/matches
  • Carabineers’ or other climbing assisted implements
  • Waterless hand sanitizer containing Alcohol
  • No weapons of any kind [made of any shape, form or material/substance; ie., knife, guns, amnion, etc.]
  • No drugs of any kind, in any form or substance [marijuana, cocaine, heroin, speed, etc.]
  • No hygiene products of any kind [makeup, compact cases, soap, etc.]
  • No medications or health aid products of any kind [prescriptions, over the counter, homeopathic/holistic etc.]
  • No stationary or plastic products of any type or form

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