Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility – Castaic, CA

Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility is located in Los Angeles County and is the main correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone in Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility? This site will tell you information about anything related to Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility
29310 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91384

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 661-257-8815
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility you will have to click on their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can find info about anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information faster if you have their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another jail you should look here: California County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility website, or you can go in person to the Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility. When viewing online you have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person 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 need to call the Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s easy. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets as collateral.

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Bail Schedule

In California the amount of bail you pay is predetermined by by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the judge or magistrate has the final word on where your bail is set. The California Felony Bail Schedule lists all crimes included in California and the specific amount of bail for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge must decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 usually more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility phone number is: 661-257-8815

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility:

Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility
29310 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91384

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility
29310 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91384


The inmate mail policy at Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility changes, so you should double check the the Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Los Angeles County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in California.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Los Angeles County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Los Angeles County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you will have to visit the Los Angeles County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Los Angeles County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Los Angeles County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to find the actual address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t find if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Los Angeles County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Los Angeles County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility, 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 – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility 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 money to jail inmates changes, so it would be best to review the site before send money to someone in jail 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility, 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 – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have 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 spent any time at Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility Link
    Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility Inmate Search Link
    Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility Mugshots
    Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility Bail Link

    CA Bail Schedule

    Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility Visitation
    Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility
    Los Angeles County Warrants
    Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility
    Los Angeles County Jail – Pitchess Detention Center – East Facility Jobs


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