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Inmate Visitations are by prescheduled appointment only. You can schedule a visit by calling the jail’s inmate visitation phone number at (323) 568-4520. You can also schedule visitation online at this inmate visitation link.

You may want to deposit money for an inmate who’s in custody. This is usually used for extra toiletries and/or food related items your inmate can purchase. You can deposit money in person or by mail.

California laws allow for the placing of a few local calls free of charge when first placed in custody. However, you will not be able to call back to an inmate after this initial contact. They will however be able to call you collect.

The mailing address inmates can receive incoming letters to is:

Century Regional Detention Facility
11705 South Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262

Frequently Asked Questions

11703 S. Alameda Street, Lynwood, CA 90262 

Jail Hours Are As Follows:

Friday8 AM–4 PM
Saturday7:30 AM–5:30 PM
Sunday7:30 AM–5:30 PM
Monday8 AM–4 PM
Tuesday8 AM–4 PM
Wednesday8 AM–4 PM
Thursday8 AM–4 PM

Call inmate information for the county at (213) 473-6100 , directly or call us for assistance at the Lynwood Jail Information Desk (310) 464-2181 at  with your search which is open 24 hours a day. You should have your inmates full name, date of birth and when they were arrested.

When a person is first booked into Century Regional Detention Facility they will show up as unclassified because they are pending a permanent housing location. When an inmate is unclassified they are not able to receive a phone call or visit until they are. Once the housing liaison has conducted an interview with the inmate they will be able to be housed in their permanent location. This process can take between 14 days and a calendar month. Once they are classified they will be able to receive phone calls and visitation can be scheduled. 

No, you will not be notified. However, you are able to contact the inmate information line at any time to get up to date information at (213) 473-6100.

Every inmate unless prohibited from visitation will get at least two visits a week for an hour each visit. While this is true in most cases, the Los Angeles system in general has been limiting inmates to two thirty minute visitations weekly in 2023. 

No, you must keep your children at home or with you at all times. Unattended children may be grounds for denied visitation in the future. 

Make certain to find appropriate care for your children while you are in visitation as you may not be quickly reached once inside the jail. 

How To Lookup An Inmate

In order to lookup an inmate in our system you should have a few things ready should you need them.

Information regarding an inmate search is public record and easy to access. 

When you start to find an inmate online, most places you look want you to have very specific information regarding your inmate search. 

Any jail search for an inmate should be a free jail inmate search. This includes records from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s as well as LAPD inmate searches

What Should You Have To Lookup An Inmate?

  1. First & Last Name of the inmate you are searching for.
  2. Date of Birth.
  3. Booking Number if you have it.
  4. Their date of arrest or incident.
  5. Inmate housing location, if they are in Lynwood Jail or the Century Regional Detention Facility, then you can locate them on this website. For a list of other locations please visit JailCA.
  6. Do not pay for looking up an inmate, all jail inmates search should be free anywhere you go online.
  7. Your information is required to verify who is requesting the information when doing a county inmate search.

Other General Jail Questions

Doing an inmate search is quite easy online or by filling out the form above. You can also give us a call directly and we will do a free inmate search for you right when you call. Call us today for your free search inmate lookup.

When there is a disruption in operations, inmates may go on a temporary or long term lockdown. During lockdown phone calls and visits are suspended for the most part with the exception of attorney contacts.

All inmates are screened for mental health issues upon intake and can contact for ongoing services. If you have a pressing concern on your loved ones mental health, please call the jail directly and they will be quick to assist. 

Inmates are required to follow the jail rules while in custody. When an inmate does not follow the jail rules they may be subject to situational discipline. This can include a loss of privilege’s including use of telephone and visits.

Your loved one may decide to sign out their property for your release. Call ahead to make sure the jail has this on file and you can come in during business hours for property pickup the jail location. 

For a full list of Los Angeles county jails please view here. While there are many jails in Los Angeles county, women are usually only housed in the Lynwood jail, Century Regional Detention Facility.

You may file paperwork with the jails legal unit. Any abuse of your position as an inmates legal runner may result in your removal from the program. 

Lynwood jail has an attorney room available for document signing. Inquire at the jail for usage of this for your inmate. 

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