Los Angeles County Jail-Pitchess Detention North

County Jail

Last Updated: April 06, 2022
Address
29320 The Old Rd, Castaic, CA 91384
Beds
1500
County
Los Angeles
Phone
213-473-6100
Email
custodywebresponse@lasd.org
Mailing Address
PO Box 86164 Terminal Annex, Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164

LA Co Jail Pitchess N 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 Pitchess N on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 213-473-6100.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The LA Co Jail Pitchess N is a detention center located at 29320 The Old Rd Castaic, CA which is operated locally by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Los Angeles County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Castaic Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for California here.

North Facility is made up of four modules, each containing four dormitories, eight disciplinary cells, a multi-purpose room (MPR), a medical office, a visiting area, the main control room, and two dorm control rooms. The dormitories are complete with a sleeping area, a dining area/day room, and restrooms. Two dormitories per module share an outside recreation area as well. Its original design housed 90 men per dormitory, 360 men per module, and a total of 1,440 men for the entire facility.

The facility is one of four jails located on Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center, named after former Sheriff of Los Angeles County, Peter Pitchess. The names of the other three facilities are East, South, and North County Correctional Facility. The Detention Center is located in Castaic, just off the 5 freeway, and is 2,620 acres. It used to be known as the Wayside Honor Rancho,and some people still refer to it by that name.
The Wayside Honor Rancho was a minimum-security facility in 1938 when it was first built. The inmates worked on a farm setting until 1992, when the farming aspect of the jail was terminated and closed completely in 1995. It received its current name of Pitchess in 1940.
PDC North, along with the other facilities that make up the Pitchess Detention Center, house over 8,000 men awaiting hearings or trial, or serving time for parole violations, state sentences, or county sentences. The Center is the county's largest jail complex, and the oldest operating jail complex in the county.

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-Pitchess Detention North.

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

LA County Jail-Pitchess Detention North - 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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