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Adelanto Detention Center (Jail)

There are two jails in Adelanto, CA. One jail is the High Desert Detention Center (HDDC), which is used to house inmates who are either waiting for a criminal trial in San Bernardino County, or who have been convicted and are now serving a jail sentence; the other jail is a federal Immigration Customs & Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center (ICE Holding Center). The addresses for these jails is as follows:

  • High Desert Detention Center: 9438 Commerce Way, Adelanto, CA 92301 (909 708-8371

  • ICE Detention Center: Adelanto East 10400 Rancho Road / Adelanto West 10250 Rancho Road

This page deals with information concerning the High Desert Detention Center (HDDC). For information on the ICE detention center in Adelanto please contact our immigration and criminal defense lawyers at 909-913-3138 for a free consultation. We have Spanish speaking lawyers ready to assist you.

The High Desert Detention Center (HDDC), also called Adelanto Jail, is located at 9438 Commerce Way, Adelanto, CA 92301. The HDDC holds 2100 inmates who are either waiting for trial in San Bernardino County, or who have been sentenced to a county jail after a criminal conviction. The High Desert Detention Center is open 24 hours a day to receive and book inmates. For general information, call 909-708-8371.

Schedule a Visit: Visiting Hours for High Desert Detention Center are 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Attorneys may visit any day of the week, but a call in advance of an attorney visit is highly recommended. Inmate visitation must be scheduled on Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You must schedule a visit the day before the intended visit. Also, you must have the inmate's booking number available to schedule a visit. Inmates are allowed only one visit a day. Officials may cancel the visit of an inmate at any time for security reasons.

Booking Information: Booking numbers and information for inmates at the High Desert Detention Center can be found at inmate booking numbers. Recently arrested inmates who are booked at HDDC may not have a booking number available until after the booking process in completed, which can take several hours even on a slow day.​​

Visitors to HDDC must show current identification issued by state or federal agency. Visitors are subject to search of their person or property, including vehicles, at any time without a warrant. Persons who are on probation, parole, out on bail bond after a recent incarceration, or who have been convicted of a felony, must first obtain permission from Adelanto jail before visiting inmates.

Parking at HDDC: Parking is free at High Desert Detention Center. Visitors must arrive no less than 30 minutes before their scheduled visit. Restroom are available in the lobby only, not in the visiting areas. No firearms or weapons are allowed anywhere on jail property (exceptions for law enforcement).

All Non-Attorney Communication is Recorded at Adelanto jail. No cell phones, recording devices, alcohol, weapons, or tobacco products are allowed in visiting areas. Visitors must not communicate with prisoners other than the inmate that the visitor signed up to visit. Minors must be accompanied by adults at all times during visits. Visits are by telephone with a glass barrier between the inmate and the visitor. There is no physical contact between the visitor and the inmate.

Proper Attire: No gang attire, no clothing displaying offensive or obscene language or pictures. No transparent garments. No tank tops, strapless or spaghetti strap tops. No exposure of chest, midriff, genitals, or buttocks. No short skirts or clothes that reveal underwear. Shoes must be worn at all times.

Note:  Visitors may put money on an inmate's "books." To put money on the inmate's books means to leave money with the jail that can be used by the inmate for commissary items. There are kiosks in the visiting lobby of the jail where friends and family can deposit money on the inmate's books. Release of inmate's property, money, or clothing may be allowed. Forms for release of property are available at the HDDC jail.

Video Arraignment: A first court appearance for most criminal defendant’s is called an arraignment. Arraignments are commonly held remotely from Adelanto jail by video between the inmate and the judge locate at one of San Bernardino County’s criminal courts.

Our criminal attorneys have defended hundreds of crimes in the Inland Empire. Our criminal defense team is every day of the week to answer your questions. Our attorneys are sometimes available to visit Adelanto jail inmates upon request. Call today!


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