Orange County Jail Facility
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Orange County Jail Visiting Information (All Facilities)

Looking for information on visiting an inmate at an Orange County Jail facility? This comprehensive guide details the current procedures, rules, and expectations for both the Intake Release Center (IRC) and Theo Lacy Facility.

Important Updates:

  • Visiting is by appointment only. No walk-up visits are accepted.
  • The number of visits per inmate has been increased to four (4) visits per week, spread across Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, or Mondays.
  • All visits require following established COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance.

Key Points for Visitors (Apply to Both Facilities):

  • Scheduling Appointments:
    • Call the appropriate scheduling number based on the facility:
      • Intake Release Center (IRC): 714-647-6050
      • Theo Lacy Facility: 714-935-6202
    • Scheduling hours are 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday for both facilities.
    • Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
    • Be prepared to provide the inmate’s booking number, visitor information (date of birth and driver’s license number for each visitor), and a contact phone number.
  • Visit Procedures:
    • Visitors will need to show valid photo identification upon arrival.
    • Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit time.
    • Wait times for security screening can be up to 3 hours.
    • Visits will last a minimum of 30 minutes.
    • Guards have the right to end visits after 10 minutes for rule violations.
  • What to Bring (Both Facilities):
    • Only identification and keys are allowed inside the facility.
    • Bulk items like purses, backpacks, and diaper bags are not permitted due to COVID restrictions.
    • Visitors with babies or toddlers can bring necessary diaper changing items and formula, but all items are subject to search.
  • General Visit Rules (Apply to Both Facilities):
    • Two adults and two minors are permitted per visit.
    • Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
    • Dress modestly and avoid clothing deemed inappropriate by visiting staff.
    • No food, drinks, electronic devices, or weapons are allowed.
    • Visitors under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be denied entry.
    • Be respectful and follow all instructions from jail staff.

Additional Information:

  • Inmates in mandatory quarantine or medical isolation cannot receive visitors.
  • Visitors who have been released from jail within the past 60 days may be ineligible to visit, with some exceptions.
  • Inmates can coordinate visits with loved ones to avoid unwanted visitors.
  • For more information on specific facilities or eligibility questions, contact the appropriate scheduling number.
  • Inmates in mandatory quarantine or medical isolation cannot receive visitors. You can search for an inmate’s current housing status using the Inmate Search tool

Disclaimer: This website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.