As part of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD) coronavirus prevention efforts, beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, inmate visiting and programs requiring volunteers and providers to enter SBCSD jail facilities, will be temporarily suspended. Only attorney and official visits will be allowed. SBCSD recognizes the importance of visitation and its value to inmates and their loved ones; however, the short and long term health and wellbeing of all employees, inmates and those who visit county jails is of the utmost importance. We encourage the public to follow the guidelines that can be found on the San Bernardino County Public Health website at https://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/
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.
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 the facility address printed on the outside of a plain envelope.
Only mail that is on lined paper, plain paper, or postcards which are not cardstock thickness may be accepted. The following is prohibited:
• Blank paper, blank envelopes or stamps
• Cardstock paper, greeting cards, construction paper, or manila envelopes
• Perfume, powder or cologne on the mail
• Kiss impressions on the correspondence
• Stained or extremely dirty letters
• More than10 photographs
• Anything gang-related
• Nude or partially nude photos or drawings
• White out, white out tape, crayons, paint, markers, glue, tape, glitter, stickers or labels
• Metal or plastic
• Gum or any food items
• All magazines, newspapers, periodicals, and books (paperback only) must come directly from the publisher or bookstore or originate from a verifiable and reputable internet/mail order company or bookstore via their internet or mail order facilities. Any reading material that would disrupt facility tranquility, which includes violence toward staff and other inmates and any sexually explicit content, is prohibited.
- 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.
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