Century Regional Detention Facility, CA Video Visitation (2024)

Century Regional Detention Facility, also known as 'The Lynwood Jail', Inmate Visitation Schedule and Visitation Rules

All visits must be made online with GTL
No registration and no appointment = No Visit
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Using the GTL Online App to firstregister, thenselecting an inmate and then making an appointment can be confusing, so if you are having trouble call theInmate Video Visitation System Help Deskat213-680-4887 (Monday thru Friday) between 7:00AM and 2:00PM. That said, if you follow the instructions that follow each step of the registration process, it's quite simple.

Another number to call for help if you get confused is323-568-4520.Call this number weekdays between 10:00AMand 1:00PM,or between 2:00PMto 4:00PM.You will need your visitor ID number, which you get after registering online,and your inmate’s booking number.

For those who prefer to ask questions using email.


  • Each inmate is allowed two30-minute visits per weekend.
  • Arrive at least one hour before your scheduled visit.
  • IMPORTANT: Because of the large number of people that arrive to visit, you may want to plan on arriving at least one hour ahead of your scheduled visit time!
  • Because visiting hours are subject to change without notice, it is a good idea to call the visitor’s line prior to making a visit. The best number to call for this is323-568-4520.
  • Bring your confirmation number/receipt and a valid, government-issued photo ID.
  • Visits take place at the Lynwood Jail - also known as the Century Regional Detention Facility.
    11705 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90059
FRIDAY7:30AM - 12:30PM
SATURDAY7:30AM - 12:30PM
2:00PM - 5:30PM
SUNDAY7:30AM - 12:30PM
2:00PM - 5:30PM
MONDAY7:30AM - 12:30PM
HOLIDAYS**7:30AM - 12:30PM

** Holidays are:New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (the 4th of July), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. NOTE: Holiday visits are subject to change.

Attorneys and Clergy Visitation

  • Attorneys may visit inmatesMonday -Friday from 9:00AMto 8:00PM,or outside of those hours with prior approval from the Watch Commander.
  • Clergy members may make their own arrangements with the Chaplain’s office by calling 323-526-5390.

VISITATION RULES - Read them all. Failure to follow these may result in not getting a visit....and you wasting aday.

  • All visits must be scheduled in advanced. There will be no walk-in appointments allowed nor scheduled at Century Regional Detention Facility.
  • All Visits to the Century Regional Detention Facility are arranged on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The absolute minimum time you should plan on, from arriving to leaving from the visit, is approximately three (3) hours.
  • You must have proof of vaccine, proof ofa recent (3 days) COVID test, or have proof of recovery in order to visit. NOTE: You can pre-register for free Covid testing at the Century Regional Detention Facility.
  • You must have a California state or US government issued ID card.
  • Visitors must wear a mask at all times and maintain at least six feet of distance.
  • Only one adult visitor or one adult with one child will be allowed at a time. (Note: During normal visitation, up to three visitors - which includes three children - are allowed per inmate. This may change once the pandemic panic is over). Call213-680-4887 or661-295-8074 to confirm prior to leaving for your visit.
  • If you are a convicted felon or currently on parole or probation, you need a preapproval to visit. Fill out and submit this form, and you can expect to receive a letter within about a month granting or denying permission.
  • Minors 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian unless legally emancipated. Appropriate paperwork is required as proof of status, including guardianship or emancipation.
  • Children must show some form of a photo ID and remain closely supervised at all times.
  • Personal belongings should be left behind or will be stored in lockers. Strictly prohibited items include cell phones/electronic devices/cameras, tobacco products, waterless hand sanitizers containing alcohol, medications (including homeopathic) hygiene products, stationery, carabiner shackle tools, plastics of all kinds.
  • Do not arrive under the influence of alcohol or drugs (or with contraband in your possession) or you may be subject to arrest.
  • Persons causing a disruption will be ejected from the visitation area
  • There is also a strictly enforced dress code for visitors at the Century Regional Detention Facility. The following may deny you entry:
    - Revealing clothing, such as strapless and midriff-baring tops, see-through material or display of cleavage
    -Skirts, shorts or dresses that are higher than mid-thigh
    - Gang-affiliated clothes and accessories
    -Bare feet
    -Bare torsos or muscle/sleeveless shirts
    -Clothing with graphics depicting nudity, violence, drugs or gang themes

How to Send Mail to an Inmate in the Century Regional Detention Facility

Century Regional Detention Facility Inmates are allowed mail in envelopes and on postcards. They are also allowed to receive photos.

They are also allowed to receive books, magazine and newspapers directly from trusted publishers and businesses.

Mailing Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Booking Number
PO BOX 86164
Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164

To learn all the rules, policies and guidelines, and they are extensive, for sending anything in the mail to an inmate at any of the Los Angeles County Jails, check out our Inmate Mail Page.

How to use a Tablet to Access Services at Century Regional Detention Facility

To find out how to get access to a tablet for an inmate read the following:

1. First, Register or Sign In to GTL / Viapath Services.
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2. In the top menu, click on 'Services', then on 'Inmate Devices & Content'.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out ourTablet RentalPage.

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Century Regional Detention Facility by Phone

Follow these instructions on how toopen an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)
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  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit - This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail - You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Century Regional Detention Facility, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Century Regional Detention Facility Inmate Phone System, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out ourInmate PhonesPage.

How do Inmates at the Century Regional Detention Facility Communicate using Email?

As of January 2023, LA County Jails do not yet contract with a service that allows email or messaging services. For the time being the only communication with inmates by US Mail, By Phone or by Visiting them at the facility.

For more information on how jails across America are using third-party email services to allow communication between inmates and their loved ones, check out our Inmate Email page.

How to Arrange Visitation with Century Regional Detention FacilityInmates

Follow these instructions to register, schedule and then visit an inmate using GTL.
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Inmate Visitation times in Century Regional Detention Facility vary based on many considerations.
After you select your inmate, you will be given the option of available time slots.

SUNDAY8:00AM - 9:00PM
MONDAY8:00AM - 9:00PM
TUESDAY8:00AM - 9:00PM
FRIDAY8:00AM - 9:00PM

For all the information you need to know regarding scheduling, times, cost, rules, tips and guidelines of inmate visits at the Century Regional Detention Facility, check out ourVisit InmatePage.

How to Deposit Money in a Century Regional Detention Facility Inmate's Account

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There are two ways to deposit money in an inmate's account in the Los Angeles County Jail system:
1. Mailing a Payment - $200 maximum

Mailing Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Booking Number
PO BOX 86164
Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164

2. Dropping off a payment - $200 maximum
When dropping off an inmate's money in person, the Century Regional Detention Facility will only accept:

  • Cash
  • US Postal Money Orders, or
  • Certified Bank Cashier Checks from banks in California for deposit into an inmate’s account.

Locations to drop off inmate money:

Inmate Reception Center
450 Bauchet Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Century Regional Detention Facility
11705 S. Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262

For complete information and guidelines for sending an inmate money including: the maximum you can send, what form the payment has to be, the maximum an inmate can have in their account and more, check out our Inmate Money page.

How to Send aCarepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Los Angeles County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Century Regional Detention Facility follow these steps:

  • Select California, then select Century Regional Detention Facility, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account withAccess Securepak, for Los Angeles County.
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  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method.
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Los Angeles County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shippingCommissarypackages to an inmate inCentury Regional Detention Facility check out our Commissary Instructions PageforLos Angeles County.

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