San Bernardino County

Central Detention Center

Address:630 E Rialto Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92408, USA (google maps)
Website:San Bernardino Central Detention Center Website
Phone:909-386-0969 or 909-708-8371
Visiting:Tuesday thru Saturday (8:00am – 5:30pm)
Capacity:1,000 inmates
Search:Inmate Locator

Opened in 1971, the San Bernardino Central Detention Center (CDC) serves as one of 3 main county jails. Overcrowding issues resulted in the county building West Valley Detention Center in 1991. Central Jail closed for a few years due to budgetary constraints, and then reopened in 1994 when a contract with the U.S. Marshal’s Service was negotiated to house federal prisoners.

For the past 10 years CDC has been the primary booking facility for the police and sheriff stations operating in the east valley area. During that time CDC has housed up to 850 federal inmates daily. Currently the Central Detention facility houses roughly half federal inmates half county/state inmates. Over 20,000 inmates are booked into the facility annually.


We frequently assist getting loved ones out of jail, protecting their rights and helping keep their criminal record clean. For more information please visit our “How to Get Someone Out of Jail Page“.


Central Detention Center
630 East Rialto Avenue
San Bernardino, California 92415

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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.


Cnetral Detention receives arrestees from many different agencies. Court assignments are accomplished by remote video for various locations including San Bernardino, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, Victorville, and Barstow courts.


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How to Win Your Case

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  1. Don’t ever talk to the police
  2. Do not discuss your case with anyone
  3. Everything you tell your lawyer is confidential
  4. Tell police you need to contact your attorney
  5. Never consent to any search by the police
  6. If the police knock on your door, don't answer!
  7. Realize the consequences of a criminal conviction
  8. Your lawyer (not you) will contact any witnesses
  9. Information on your cell phone is evidence
  10. Early Intervention is the key

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