San Diego County Jail, California Inmate Search

Info on San Diego County Jail in California incl. searching for an inmate, visitation hours, mail policy & more.
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The San Diego County Jail, located at 325 South Melrose Drive, Suite 200, Vista, CA, 92081 is a County Jail and serves San Diego County. It has a capacity of 825. If the inmate you are looking for is not on the search above, you can go directly to the San Diego County Jail’s website or you can call the jail directly on: 760-936-0014.

The San Diego County Jail, located at 325 South Melrose Drive, Suite 200, Vista, CA, 92081 is a County Jail and serves . It has a capacity of 825.

Those close to inmates may:

  • Send inmates mail
  • Deposit money into their inmate trust account
  • Receive calls from them
  • Visit them

San Diego County Jail, California
General Information

San Diego County Jail Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Name San Diego County Sheriffs Department
Address 9621 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, California, 92123
Phone Number 858-974-2240

Visiting hours

Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Visitation Rules

While inmates can receive visitors at San Diego County Jail, there are strict rules in place. If you don’t adhere to these rules, your visit will be denied (often without warning), and you could risk future visits.


Visitors must schedule a visit, in line with the visitation hours of the jail, and its requirements.


Visitors must also have their government ID on them to be permitted into the visiting area. They must adhere to jail’s dress code. They will not be able to bring anything into the visitation area.


Call 760-936-0014 for scheduling a visit. http://www.sdsheriff.net/detentionfacilities/vdf.html website for more information about the application process.

Sending A Mail Or Package

All mail coming into the prison is inspected by the jail staff.

It is important that for any mail to be processed at San Diego County Jail that the sender’s name and mailing address is included on the envelope.

In addition, the inmate’s full name (that they are in the jail under), the inmate’s SPN & cell block area must be listed.

The following restrictions apply for any mail sent to San Diego County Jail:

  • No perfume, body fluids (including lipstick) or makeup can be included
  • No sexually suggestive photographs
  • No medicines
  • No cash or money orders
  • No food or food items
  • Contraband

For full details on the most uptodate policies, visit the San Diego County Jail’s http://www.sdsheriff.net/detentionfacilities/vdf.html.

To clarify any questions you have on sending mail here, call the San Diego County Jail directly on 760-936-0014.

Sending Money

To add money to an inmate’s trust account at San Diego County Jail, you have a few options.

Don’t send cash by mail. You can deposit a money order. You may also be able to use: Touch Pay Direct to deposit money.

You can call the jail at 760-936-0014 to find out any other updated ways of depositing money for an inmate.

Phone Calls

Inmates held at San Diego County Jail are not allowed to receive phone calls. They are however allowed to put through collect calls. Some jails have also upgraded their phone systems to allow detainees to make calls directly to landlines and cell phones, which means calls are usually cheaper than if they were on a collect basis.

All calls made out can be recorded and monitored, so care should be taken about what is discussed.

The jail may limit calls to some numbers for security reasons, without providing any warning.

To find the most uptodate information on the phone policies at San Diego County Jail, call 760-936-0014.

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San Diego County Jail OVERVIEW

COUNTY DEPARTMEN'T NAME: San Diego County Jail
CITY: Vista
STATE: California
ZIP: 92081
POPULATION:
NO. OF CONVICTED:2912
CONFINED POPULATION:5666
NO. OF NON US CITIZEN:410
GENDER DEMOGRAPHICS:
NO. OF ADULT MALE:4684
NO. OF ADULT FEMALE:982
RACIAL DEMOGRAPHICS:
WHITE:2191
BLACK:1030
HISPANIC/LATINO:2166
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE:36
ASIAN:116
NATIVE HAWAIIAN/OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDER:25
TWO OR MORE RACES:102