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West Valley Detention Center Info.

West Valley Detention Center (WVDC) is San Bernadino County’s largest jail. It houses over 3,000 inmates who are either serving a jail sentence, or who are awaiting a criminal trial in San Bernardino County. The facility has health, dental, and worship services.

WVDC Address: West Valley Detention Center, sometimes referred to as Etiwanda Jail, is located at 9500 Etiwanda Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739. The detention center is open 24 hours for information. For general information, call 909-708-8371


Visitation Schedule: Visiting Hours for West 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 West Valley Detention Center call 909-708-8371. 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 West Valley 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 WVDC: To find out the status of an inmate who was recently arrested and/or transported to West Valley Detention Center call 909-708-8371.

ID Required: Visitors to WVDC 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. This also applies to attorneys and bail agents. 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 West Valley Detention Center before visiting inmates.

Parking at WVDC: Parking is free at West Valley 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.

Recorded Contact: All Non-Attorney Communication is Recorded at West Valley Detention Center. 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 WVDC: 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. Remember, there are restrooms in the lobby but not in the visiting areas.

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.

Visits are up to twenty minutes long and may include up to six people at a time. 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 attire during visits: 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.

Giving 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. Property release forms must be signed by the inmate before family or friends can receive any property or money from the inmate.

Note: Some special security unit inmates and inmates under discipline cannot receive visitors. This is usually temporary and applies to inmates under protective custody or inmates who have violated a jail rule or regulation, such as fighting while in jail. These inmates may or may not be allowed to speak with their attorneys depending on the nature of the discipline.

Bailing out of Custody: Bail may be made in cash, US postal money order, Western Union money order, or a commercial financial institution cashier's check. Contact a local bail bond or a criminal defense attorney to learn more on how to bail someone out of jail.

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

Our criminal attorneys have defended hundreds of crimes in Southern California with great success. Our criminal defense attorneys only practice criminal defense and we are available seven days a week to answer your question free of charge. Our attorneys are sometimes available to visit West Valley Detention Center inmates upon request.


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