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Central Detention Center (CDC Jail)

Central Detention Center (CDC), also called Central Jail, is located in San Bernardino County only minutes from the County’s downtown area. The jail houses state and federal inmates waiting for criminal trial in San Bernardino County Superior Court (state inmates) and inmates waiting for federal hearings in federal court (federal immigration and criminal federal inmates).​

CDC Address: Central Detention Center is located at 630 E Rialto Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92415. The detention center is open 24 hours for information. For general information, call (909) 386-0969.

Visitation Schedule: Visiting Hours for Central Valley Detention Center are 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Attorneys and bail bond agents may visit any day of the week.

Scheduling a Visit: To schedule a visit for an inmate at Central Detention Center call 909-386-0969. 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.

Booking Information: Booking numbers and information for inmates at Central Detention Center can be found at inmate booking numbers. Recently arrested inmates may not have a booking number available until after the booking process in completed; the booking process may take up to twelve hours.

New Arrivals to CDC: To find out the status of an inmate who was recently arrested and/or transported to Central Detention Center call 909-386-0969.

ID Required: Visitors to CDC must show valid 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 Central Detention Center before visiting inmates.

Parking at CDC: Parking is free at Central 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).

Recorded Contact: All Non-Attorney Communication is Recorded at Central Valley Detention 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.

Children Visiting CDC: Minors must be accompanied by adults at all times during visits. Persons who have criminal protective orders against the inmate will not be allowed to visit that inmate.

Once the visitor has left the visiting area the visitor will not be allowed to return to the visiting area even if the allotted visit time has not expired. 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.

Inmates are allowed only visit a day. Officials may cancel the visit of an inmate at any time for security reasons. Cancellations also apply to attorneys and bail agents. Visitors must not attempt to enter the clearly marked areas established for official visitors (criminal attorneys, bail bond agents, law enforcement, etc.).

Proper Visiting 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.

Money to Inmate: 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. The amount of money placed on an inmate's books cannot exceeds $200 per week, including phone card purchases. Inmate account totals may not exceed $500. 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 CDC jail.

Video Arraignments: A first court appearance for most criminal defendant’s called an arraignment. Arraignments are commonly held remotely from Central Detention Center by video between the inmate and the judge locate at one of San Bernardino County’s criminal courts (Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Victorville, & Joshua Tree).

Our criminal attorneys have defended hundreds of crimes in Southern California with great success. Our criminal defense lawyers are available seven days a week to answer your questions. Our attorneys are sometimes available to visit CDC jail inmates upon request.


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