Having a friend or family member booked into jail can create confusion and
uncertainty, both for the inmate and the loved ones involved.
You may have questions about mail, phone calls, visiting, health
care, and more. You may find it difficult to contact the person
who was arrested for some time after booking, and the nature of
the jail system may make it difficult for you to acquire the
information you need concerning the arrest.
Important information about the San Diego County Jails and their
inmates can be found on these pages and by contacting our
"Who's In Jail"
This online resource allows you to search for inmates in the
Sheriff's custody. Virtually all public information about
the inmate is available in this area of the site. The
inmate's housing location, charges, next court date, and
projected release date (if known) are available by visiting
Who's in Jail. It also serves as the entry point to
sending electronic messages to inmates.
Jail Information Online
By selecting from the topics listed to the right, you can learn
a great deal about the jail system and the programs and services
available to inmates. In most cases, your questions about
mail, visiting, phone calls and more can be answered by visiting
Jail Information by Phone
For questions not answered above, please feel free to call any
of our jail information offices, or for your convenience you can
call one of the following jail information numbers within your
▪ San Diego Central Jail (619) 610-1647
▪ Las Colinas Detention Facility (619) 402-1312
▪ Vista Detention Facility (760) 936-0014
▪ George Bailey Detention Facility (619) 210-0385
▪ South Bay Detention Facility (619) 213-1433
▪ East Mesa Reentry Facility (619) 210-0334
▪ Facility 8 Detention Facility (619) 210-0327