Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF) – Lynwood, CA

Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) is in Los Angeles County, California and is the main jail for this area. Looking for somebody in jail at Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf)? This guide gives you info about anything you might need to know about Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf): Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf)
11705 South Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 213-473-6100
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) you will have to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get the information faster if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at another county jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in California


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) prisoners can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf). When you search for mugshots online you will have to input their name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and you can’t go out of town.

Typically, prisoners can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to jail each day after work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its really easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In California your bail is set by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but the judge or magistrate has the ultimate say on how much your bail will be. The bail schedule contains every crime defined by state law and the exact bail amount for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log as an approved visitor. All visitors has to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so double-check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) phone number is: 213-473-6100

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf), use this address:

Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf)
11705 South Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf)
11705 South Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262


The mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in Los Angeles County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the California State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Los Angeles County court magistrate is the judge that presides on your court case. They do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Los Angeles County jail website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t get the exact address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Los Angeles County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Los Angeles County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf), your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to people in jail might change, so we suggest that you review the site when you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf)

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf), overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf)

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf)? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions in Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf).
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to get in touch with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) Link
    Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) Inmate Search Link
    Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) Mugshots
    Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) Bail Amount Link

    CA Bail Schedule

    Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) Visitation Procedures
    Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf)
    Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) Warrant Inquiry
    Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) Arrest Lookup
    Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) Send Money Procedure
    Los Angeles County Jail – Century Regional Detention Facility (Crdf) Jobs


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