The Corrections and Detentions Bureau operates the jail and work release programs for the County of San Bernardino. There are four main adult jail facilities which house inmates during their court process and inmates who have been sentenced by the court. The Bureau has 7,400 jail beds with an average daily population of 5,000 inmates. The Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies book on average 85,000 people annually. The Bureau provides a variety of rehabilitation programs to help reduce recidivism and allow inmates to transition back into the community.
Inmate Visiting Appointment Line
Visitors must call Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Bail Information Line
Central Detention Center
630 E. Rialto Ave. San Bernardino, CA 92415
Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center
18000 W. End of Institution Rd. Devore, CA 92407
High Desert Detention Center
9438 Commerce Way, Adelanto, CA 92301
West Valley Detention Center
9500 Etiwanda Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, 91739
Each jail has unique visiting hours and visitor requirements. It is required to have the inmate booking number before you schedule your visit. Inmates have access to use telephones to make legal and personal calls while at the facility.These general rules apply to all San Bernardino County jail facilities.All Visitors shall:
- Arrive 30 minutes before their appointment.
- Provide a valid photo identification card (driver’s license, consulate i.d., passport).
- Be subject to a search of their personal belongings and vehicles.
- Not have any weapons, cell phones, audio, video, or photo recording devices.
- Not bring into the facility tobacco or illicit drugs.
- Maintain constant supervision of any minors.
- Dress appropriately.
These general guidelines for release dates and times can vary based on the jail facility and warrants, court orders, medical and mental health conditions.
- Inmates who have completed their court-ordered sentence are released between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- Inmates released with a court order, cite release, on their own recognizance, or cases that were not filed, are generally released the same day, between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m.
- Inmates who require specific release plans for medical, mental health, or structured living arrangements can be released at any time of the day, and on a case by case basis.
- Bail bond or cash bail are accepted 24 hours a day, at any jail facility.
- Bail agents may visit inmates upon request from the arrestee, their attorney, or family member.
- Bail agents must complete the Bail Agent Request Form prior to the visit and bond payment drop off.
- Bail agents are prohibited from soliciting business at the facility or from depositing money into an inmate’s account.
- California Code of Regulations requirements posted at www.insurance.ca.gov.
- The department accepts cash, checks, money orders, property bonds, and bail bonds for inmate bail.
- Bail payments can be made at any of our jail facilities.
- For additional bail information, please call (909) 350-2476.
- Money can be deposited into inmates’ accounts to purchase commissary. Deposit kiosks are in the lobby at each of four county jails.
- Deposits can be made in person, 24/7.
- The kiosk machines only accept cash, credit, or debit cards. Personal checks or money orders are not accepted.
- Upon release, inmate’s will receive their account balance in cash or check.
The Valley Control Center is Region I's primary communications center. VCC is located in Rialto, adjacent to the county's Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Fire Dispatch Center (CONFIRE), and 800 MHz Radio Division.VCC serves the unincorporated areas of Bloomington, Fontana, Lytle Creek, Mentone, Montclair, Mount Baldy, San Bernardino, Upland, Yucaipa, and the mountain communities surrounding the Twin Peaks Station, as well as Court Services. It also provides dispatching services for the incorporated cities of Chino Hills, Grand Terrace, Highland, Loma Linda, Rancho Cucamonga, Big Bear, and Yucaipa.
Additionally, VCC provides contract dispatching services to other agencies such as, the District Attorney's Office, Code Enforcement, Probation, Welfare Fraud, San Bernardino Community College, and Chaffey College.
Valley Control Center operates with a staff of 77 full time employees; including nine Dispatch Supervisors and sixty-six Dispatchers. In 2005, operating as Region I's primary 9-1-1 PSAP, VCC answered nearly 162,000 emergency 9-1-1 calls. In terms of the overall total number of incoming calls to the center, VCC's dedicated professionals handled over 594,000 calls for service. In addition to the daily activities of operating an emergency dispatch center, VCC also handled over 60 special events/operations. These events included such things as SMASH sweeps, Narcotic's operations, California Speedway, DUI check points and saturation patrols.
Penal Code Section 4571 prohibits convicted felons who have served time in any California state prison from entering jail grounds without the written authorization of the facility commander (or his designee).Anyone who violates the law may be subject to arrest.To print the Request for a Convicted Felon to Visit an Inmate Form click here.
Inmates are permitted to send and receive unlimited letters each day to maintain communications with their legal representatives, families, friends, business associates, and government authorities. The two categories of mail are regular and legal correspondence.
All mail must have the following information or it will be rejected by the jail:
- Include the name of the sender, return address, inmate’s name, booking number, and facility address printed on the outside of a plain envelope.
Only mail that is on lined white paper, plain white paper, or postcards which are not cardstock thickness may be accepted. The following is prohibited:
- Blank paper, envelopes or stamps.
- Perfume, powder or cologne.
- Unknown substances.
- Food items.
- Ten or more 5x7 or smaller photographs, frames, or accessories.
- Images depicting violence, sex or gang affiliation.
- Nude or sexually explicit photographs or drawings.
- Whiteout, crayon, glue, tape, glitter, stickers or labels.
- Metal or plastic.
- Cardstock paper, greeting cards, colored paper, and manila envelopes.
- Note: All books and magazines must be paperback and shipped directly from the publisher to the inmate.
- Personal property can be picked or dropped off is limited to clothing, money, prescription medication, and legal documents.
- To release property the inmate must sign a property withdrawal slip authorizing the release of their property. Identification is required to pick up an inmate's property. For additional information contact the jail facility.
The Sheriff is responsible for the appointment of members to the Inmate Welfare Fund Committee (IWF). The members of this committee provide their services on a voluntary basis and do not receive compensation.The members of this committee are authorized to perform certain duties and functions that are afforded to them under California Penal Code 4025. Under this section, guidelines are set forth for how the IWF spends money from the IWF trust.
The IWF members are overseen by the Inmate Services Unit of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Corrections Division. An IWF trust financial report is provided to the Board of Supervisors annually.
For more information regarding PC 4025, click this link: https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/penal-code/pen-sect-4025.html
The Inmate Services Unit (ISU) has created a website that contains public resources for use by families of the incarcerated as well as the previously incarcerated. The website can be found here https://www.sbcsdinmateservices.org
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is in compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003. It is a federal law established to address the elimination and prevention of sexual assault and rape in correctional systems.PREA applies to all federal, state, and local prisons, jails, police lock-ups, private facilities, and community settings such as residential facilities.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has a ZERO-TOLERANCE sexual abuse policy. Any person can report sexual abuse by an employee, vendor, contracted agency, volunteer, inmate or other non-Department member with a business association with the Department.To file a report, contact any Sheriff’s Department facility or station.For additional information visit the PREA website.