Facility 8 Detention Facility
446 Alta Rd., Ste. 5300
San Diego, CA 92158
Detention Facility 8 is a medium security
facility built in conjunction with the George F. Bailey Detention
Facility (GBDF) in 1991. It is a mirror image of the cell housing
units found at GBDF.
From 1991 to 2006, the County of San Diego
leased the unit and associated land to the Wackenhut
Corporation and then to the Corrections Corporation of America
(CCA). On June 1, 2006, by contractual agreement, the original
housing unit was returned to the County of San Diego.
Renovations to bring the facility up to standards immediately began.
New Traffic Pattern
Improvements to Hwy 905 have resulted in a change in traffic patterns approaching the George Bailey Detention Complex. Click the image above to see the new approach.
Facility 8 contains
three housing modules - two modules with 34 double occupancy cells, and one with 32 double occupancy cells
- for a total of 200 beds.
Although Facility 8 is designed as a maximum security jail, only
low-medium security inmates classified between level I and III are housed.
Facility 8's visitor and information office in
addition to the beautifully landscaped visit yard allows for
professional visitation and provides each inmate the opportunity to
receive two half-hour supervised outdoor contact visits per
week. A newly refurbished exercise yard will allow for at least
three hours per week of recreation / exercise per inmate and a
redesigned multi-purpose room will allow for the delivery of drug
dependency counseling, religious services, and educational programs.
Inmates’ minor medical needs are addressed
through a daily nurse’s sick call and medication distribution. More
serious medical needs and dental care are provided at GBDF. All
meals will be prepared at the Central Production Center Kitchen and
delivered three times per day.