Western Region Detention Facility - GEO

Private Facility

Last Updated: April 14, 2023
220 West C St, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego

Western Region Detention is for Private Facility offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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Satellite View of Western Region Detention Facility - GEO

Western Region Detention Facility - GEO basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 619-232-9221

The inmates housed at Western Region Detention Facility - GEO located at 220 West C St in San Diego, CA are placed according to their custody level and are incarcerated by a private company contracted by a government agency and are paid a per diem or monthly rate, either for each inmate in the facility or for each bed available. The facility is well-trained and well-staffed. This doesn't come without some controversy as the "price of incarceration" is big business and critics claim there is a monetary benefit to keeping people locked up. The flip side is this facility undergoes rigorous inspections and are some of the be maintained in the US.

For inmates that show a willingness to learn new things, there are educational and vocational training programs here that will prepare them for a successful reentry when released.

The facility is used primarily for offenders held by the US Marshals Service (USMS) awaiting trial, sentencing or federal designation. Western has an inmate capacity of about 770 adult men and women housed in a downtown setting across from the Federal Courthouse. The County of San Diego, California finalized arrangements with The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) in January 1999 for the renovation and leasing of the former San Diego County Central Detention Facility.

The renovations, made by Hensel Phelps Construction, began in February 1999 and include upgrading and reconfiguring the facilities, adding central air conditioning, and revitalizing the exterior to blend into the downtown décor. Under a separate contract signed on July 3, 2000, GEO entered into an agreement with the USMS for detention services and the housing of federal prisoners at the renovated facility.

SCOPE OF WORK: Services provided by GEO include security, medical care, food, laundry, and transportation.

Inmate Locator

Western Region Detention Facility - GEO publishes the names of the inmates currently in their facility in California. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours for Western Region Detention Facility - GEO. For Directions call 619-232-9221

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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