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Men's Central Jail

Address:441 Bauchet St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA (google maps)
Website:Los Angeles Sheriff Men’s Central Jail Website
Visiting:Thursday to Sunday (10:00am – 3:00pm) and (5:00pm – 7:00pm)
Capacity:6,750 male inmates
Search:Inmate Locator

The Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail (“MCJ”) is operated by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. It houses male arrestees that are awaiting court on a temporary basis, and also houses convicted men who have been sentenced to time in a county jail. As the title suggests, only male inmates are housed at this location.

If you’re looking to locate someone in Los Angeles County Jail, please use the LA County Inmate Locator.


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Terminal Annex
P.O. Box 86164
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164

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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.

Individuals who are prohibited from visiting inmates include:

  • Persons who have been incarcerated in the California state prison,
  • Persons on formal probation and do not receive prior permission from the Jail’s unit commander, or
  • Persons with an outstanding warrant.

Visitors are prohibited from bringing the following inside the visiting lobby:

  • purses,
  • cameras,
  • cell phones,
  • writing tablets,
  • recording devices, or
  • weapons

Please note all visitors are subject to a search of their person and property.


It’s important to note that sometimes inmates are transferred to the Twin Towers Facility or the Pitchess Detention Center from the Men’s Central Jail.


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