San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center – San Bernardino, CA

San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center is in San Bernardino County, CA and is the jail for that region. Looking for someone locked up at San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center? This page will tell you all about everything you might want to know about San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer info you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center
630 East Rialto Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0025

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (909) 384-9059
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To search who’s in jail at San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center you will need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: Other County Jails in California


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the inmate’s full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to go to your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate at San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s very simple to do. To start with, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center

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Bail Schedule

In the state of California your bail is predetermined by by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the judge or magistrate has the last word on where your bail is set. The bail schedule lists every crime included in state law and the specific bail you will have to pay for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. It also can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put in a Visiting log for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center phone number is: (909) 384-9059

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined by the staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center, use this address:

San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center
630 East Rialto Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0025

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center
630 East Rialto Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0025


The inmate mail policy at San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center is always changing, so you should review the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in San Bernardino County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the California State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a court case file containing a docket and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access your court case records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at the San Bernardino County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The San Bernardino County magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can request to have your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to go 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 in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to go to the San Bernardino County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the San Bernardino County jail website or call the court. 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. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the San Bernardino County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been 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, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not learn if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In San Bernardino County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work 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 San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center, 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 San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center 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 San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center inmates could change, so be sure to visit the official San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center site when you send funds to an inmate.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center, 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 San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center

    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 been locked up in San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions in San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center Website
    San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center Inmate Search
    San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center Mugshots
    San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    CA Bail Schedule

    San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center Visitation
    San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center Inmate Search
    San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    San Bernardino County Jail – Central Detention Center Jobs


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