Central Men's Jail
|Address:||550 N. Flower St, Santa Ana, CA, 92703, USA (google maps)|
|Website:||Orange County Sheriff Central Jail|
|Visiting:||Friday thru Monday (8:00am – 6:00pm)|
|Capacity:||1433 male inmates|
The Central Men’s Jail is comprised of four separate bureaus that are inter-connected by a series of tunnels and corridors. The Orange County Jail Complex offers it’s inmates a variety of services such as: television access, outdoor recreation, commissary, access to local newspapers, medical and dental care, religious services of various denominations, vocational and educational programs, substance abuse treatment, and the opportunity to work in the Jail to earn credits to reduce the sentence of a convicted inmate.
The Central Men’s Jail was opened in November of 1968, making it the third oldest jail in Orange County, next to the Theo Lacy and James Musick facilities. At least 16 inmates have escaped in its 47-year history, most climbing down the outer walls from the rooftop.
CENTRAL MEN’S JAIL MAILING ADDRESS:
[INMATE NAME, BOOKING NUMBER]
Orange County Sheriff’s Department
550 N. Flower St.
Santa Ana, Ca. 92703
For further instructions on mailing, please view the INMATE MAIL REGULATIONS PAGE
All visitors must provide a government issued photo ID:
- a California driver’s license,
- a California identification card,
- a U.S. Passport,
- an alien registration card, or
- a U.S. military card.
Visitors are prohibited from bringing the following inside the visiting lobby:
- cell phones,
- writing tablets,
- recording devices, or
Please note all visitors are subject to a search of their person and property. The Orange County Sheriffs may deny visitation to anyone who is considered disruptive at any time. For more information please visit the Visitation Rules Page.
It’s important to note that after being arrested in Orange County, inmates are transferred from the IRC booking location to one of the Orange County Main Jails such as the Orange County Central Men’s Jail, Theo Lacy Jail, James A. Musick Facility, or in the case of females, the Orange County Central Women’s Jail.