Redondo Beach Jail and Station

∗A resource guide providing inmate, bail, and visiting information for the Redondo Beach jail and Police Station.

The Redondo Beach jail is located within the Redondo Beach Police Station.  It is operated by the Redondo Beach Police Department. The Redondo Beach jail serves as a holding facility for men and women who are arrested in the city of Redondo Beach by the local police authorities.

The Redondo Beach jail also houses juveniles.  Information regarding juvenile custody and the Redondo Beach jail can be found at the Redondo Beach jail juvenile custody website.

Adult arrestees are temporarily held at this facility until they

  • get released on their own recognizance (known as an
    "O.R." release),
  • post bail,
  • get released pending further investigation of case (no charges filed), or
  • get taken to court for their arraignment.

After their first court date male defendants will generally be transferred to the
Los Angeles Twin Towers Jail, or the Los Angeles Men's Central Jail. Female defendants will be transferred to the the Century Regional Detention Facility.  This is typically because they cannot post bail or they have been convicted of their offense.

The Redondo Beach jail is a small facility housing a maximum of 18 inmates.

The Redondo Beach jail is located at

401 Diamond Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 318-0616

Free and metered street parking is available on the streets surrounding the Redondo Beach jail.

In this article, our Los Angeles County criminal defense attorneys1 will explain the following:

1. Procedures on How to Post Bail for an Inmate at the Redondo Beach jail

1.1 Cash Bail

1.2 Bail Bonds

2. How to Get Inmate Information about an Inmate at the Redondo Beach jail
3. How to Contact an Inmate at the
Redondo Beach jail
4. Visiting Hours and Policies
5. Procedures for the Return of Property

If, after reading this article, you would like more information, please contact us at Shouse Law Group.

1. Procedures on How to Post Bail for an Inmate at the Redondo Beach jail

After an inmate has been booked into the Redondo Beach jail, his bail will be set according to the crime(s) for which the inmate was arrested. The Los Angeles County infractions and misdemeanors bail schedule and Los Angeles County felony bail schedule contain bail amounts for various offenses.

"Bail" is the amount of money that is designed to assure the arresting agency and court that the defendant will make his court appearances after being released from jail. Anyone can pay (or "post") bail on an inmate's behalf.

If you choose to post bail for an inmate, the Redondo Beach jail accepts two forms of bail: cash bail and bail bonds which are discussed in detail in our article "How to Post Bail in California". Credit cards and cashier's checks are not accepted.  The jail cannot suggest specific bail bondsmen.

You may post bail directly at the Redondo Beach Station (same location as jail) 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

1.1 Cash Bail

If you elect to post cash bail, you must post the full amount. Once you post cash bail, the inmate is released pending his or her first appearance before a judge. If the inmate attends his court appearances, the bail will be returned following the conclusion of the criminal case. If he does not, the defendant forfeits your money to the court.

1.2 Bail bonds

Most people don't have funds to post cash bail or a cashier's check. As a result, posting a bail bond tends to be the most common way to bail someone out of jail. When you post bail you are only required to pay a maximum 7-10% of the total bail amount.

However, bail bondsmen keep your 7-10% as their fee. If the inmate makes all of his court appearances, you do not have to pay any more, but you do not get that 7-10% back. If the inmate doesn't make those appearances, you will be held liable for repaying the entire bail amount to the bondsman.

It generally takes about 20 minutes to obtain a bails bond from a bondsman and then generally from 45-90 minutes for the inmate to be released from custody from the Redondo Beach jail.

The Redondo Beach jail requires that the bail bond company you use be licensed by the California Department of Insurance.

Bail bondsmen advertise through the internet, phone books, television, and billboards. Make sure you verify the bondsman's license, and keep copies of all documents for your records.

∗NOTE: Once you post bail, you should immediately consult with one of our experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers who can schedule a bail hearing to argue that the bail should be reduced or eliminated. A skilled local attorney will also review the case to develop the most comprehensive legal defense to help your loved one fight his case.

2. How to Get Inmate Information about an Inmate at the Redondo Beach jail

In order to obtain information about an inmate at the Redondo Beach jail you may

  1. contact the Redondo Beach jail at   (310) 318-0616
  2. contact the Los Angeles Inmate Reception Center (the "I.R.C.") at (213) 473-6100, or
  3. locate information via the web on the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's inmate information website. ∗The L.A. Sheriff's Department provides information for all inmates in Los Angeles County.

Inmate information is generally not available until at least two hours after booking.

Before a deputy will release information, you must provide the inmate's correct full legal name or his booking number.

Generally, inmates who are being held in custody must be brought before a judge within 24-72 hours of being arrested (excluding court holidays). At that point, the judge will either continue the arraignment or will set the case for a pre-trial hearing.

If you wish to look up this type of case information for an inmate being housed at the Redondo Beach jail, visit the Los Angeles County case information website.

3. How to Contact an Inmate at the
Redondo Beach jail

Inmates cannot receive incoming calls or messages. In event of an emergency call the jailer at (310) 318-0616.  The jailer will then determine if notification to the inmate is appropriate.

When an individual is booked into the Redondo Beach jail, the jail staff typically allows the arrestee 15-30 minutes to make free local telephone calls to arrange for bail, inform family members as to their whereabouts, and contact an attorney.

If the arrestee is a parent or guardian responsible for a minor child, the arrestee is entitled to make two additional local phone calls to arrange for the care and custody of their minor children.

Thereafter, calls must be placed on a collect basis. Inmates may make unlimited collect calls from the telephones located in their jail cells. Between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm an inmate may request one additional free phone call. Requests for additional phone calls will be granted at the discretion of the jailer.

If you know that a friend/family member is being held in the Redondo Beach jail, you may want to contact your local telephone carrier to make sure that collect calls are not blocked on your telephone plan.

The Redondo Beach Police Department will accept clothing, money, and mail for inmates.  These items will be placed in their property while they are housed at the Redondo Beach jail.  The property will be transported when the inmate goes to court or another detention facility.

The Redondo Beach jail also will accept medication to be placed in the inmate's property.  However, this medication will not be administered to the inmate at the Redondo Beach jail.  The inmate will receive any necessary medication at a local hospital during his or her stay at the Redondo Beach jail.  The only exception to this is for the use of an asthma inhaler.

You can also personally visit an inmate at the Redondo Beach jail, in accordance with the facility's visiting hours and policies described below.

4. Visiting Hours and Policies

Inmates may generally visit with up to two (2) adults at one visit or one (1) adult and two (2) children once a day. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult with valid identification to visit.  Visiting hours are seven days a week from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Visits typically last a maximum of 15-30 minutes. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Thus, it is a good idea to call the Redondo Beach jail at (310) 318-0616 at least one hour prior to your visit to make sure the inmate

  1. is permitted to receive visitors, and
  2. will be present in the jail and not in court.

Visitors with appointments will be considered first in priority to visit. Otherwise visits are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Attorneys and members of the clergy are not bound by these restrictions and may visit an inmate 24 hours a day / 7 days per week.

All visitors must bring valid picture identification, such as

In addition, all visitors are subject to a search of their person and property. Visitors may not bring anything illegal to the facility such as alcohol, narcotics or narcotics paraphernalia, or weapons.

Any person who knowingly brings such items into the jail is guilty of a felony under California Penal Code 4573-4574 and could face imprisonment in state prison.

5. Procedures for the Return of Property

When an inmate is booked into the Redondo Beach jail, his belongings are collected and stored. This property is returned to the inmate once he is released or transferred to a county jail.

If an inmate's property is retained by the Redondo Beach jail and it is not being held as evidence, the owner or the owner's designee may pick up the property anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If the inmate is in custody in another facility, such as the Los Angeles Twin Towers Jail, he or she may request a form that will request the Redondo Beach Police Department to release his or her property to a person of his or her choosing.

If an inmate has chosen you to pick up his property from the Redondo Beach jail, you must bring a government issued I.D and the authorization of release form from that facility with the name of the person retrieving the property and the signature of the inmate.

Property will be held at the jail facility for up to 90 days.  Property that is unclaimed beyond 90 days is subject to destruction.

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