The Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility houses maximum security inmates as well as a significant number of mental health inmates. 

The address for Los Angeles Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility is:

Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility
450 Bauchet St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 893-5100

Driving directions: Google Maps

Known as the world’s largest jail, the 1.5 million square foot facility is made up of two towers, one of which serves as a medical services building and the other as the L.A. County Medical Center Jail Ward.

While both male and female inmates are housed at Twin Towers, female inmates are only those who require medical attention.

How do I post bail for someone at the Twin Towers jail?

Twin Towers Correctional Facility accepts cash, cashier’s checks, money orders, and bail bonds to post bail. You may post bail in person at any time. 

The L.A. Inmate Reception Center (“IRC”) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is located between the two towers.

How to pay cash bail

When you pay cash bail, be prepared to pay the full amount exactly. Once the cash bail has been posted, the inmate will be released.

If the inmate attends all of his/her court appearances, the cash will be returned to you (minus an administrative fee). If the inmate does not attend his/her court appearances, your cash bail money will be forfeited to the court.

How to pay bail with a cashier’s check or money order

Just like with cash bail, you are required to pay the full bail amount exactly. Both cashier’s checks and money orders should be payable to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and must include the inmate’s full name and booking number. Only California bank-drawn cashier’s checks or U.S. Postal Service money orders will be accepted.

How to pay bail with a bail bond

Bail bonds are the most popular way to pay someone’s bail, since most people don’t have the funds readily available to pay with cash, cashier’s check, or money order. When you pay with a bail bond, you contact a bail bondsman and provide them with a non-refundable percentage of the total bail amount (usually 10% at most).

The initial fee is non-refundable, however, if the inmate attends all of their court appearances, you will not be required to pay the remaining bail. If they do not attend their scheduled court appearances, you will owe the bail bondsman the full amount.

Bail bond organizations advertise online and in the phone books. Make sure to verify the bondsman’s license before working with them.

It takes about half an hour to process the bail bond application, after which the inmate will be released.

How do I look up an inmate’s information?

You can call 213-473-6100 anytime, 24/7, to obtain information on an inmate at Twin Towers Correctional Facility. You can also find the same online at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s inmate information website.

You must supply the inmate’s full name, date of birth, or booking number after which you will be provided with the following information:

  • Inmate’s bail information
  • Inmate’s next scheduled court date
  • Inmate’s booking number 

How do I contact someone who is being held at the Twin Towers jail?

Inmates at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility are allowed one free outgoing phone call when they are booked. Any calls made after the initial call must be made using a calling card.

There are two options for sending a calling card to a Twin Towers inmate:

  1. Send a prepaid calling card in a commissary care package
  2. Send money for the inmate to purchase a calling card in the form of a money order

If you have a loved one being held at the Twin Towers Jail, it’s a good idea to contact your telephone carrier to make sure that calling card calls are not blocked on your plan.

You can also visit a Twin Towers inmate in person during designated visiting hours or correspond via email. 

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