San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center Inmate Locator

We have gathered for you all the available inmate search links and San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center Inmate locator information. Here is information on how to find someone in this jail. The first thing you should consider is that family members have rights for inmate visitation, inmate mail address and policies, and the commissary in San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center facility.

Here is jail inmate information for the San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center

Jail Name: San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center
Jail Category: County Jail
Jail State: California
Jail County: San Bernardino
City: Rancho Cucamonga
Number of beds: 3347
Facility Address:
9500 Etiwanda Avenue
Postal Code: CA 91739
Email: Inmate's Name, Booking Number West Valley Detention Center 9500 Etiwanda Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Fax: West Valley Detention: 909-463-5108 Public Defender: 909-382-7660
Additional information:
San Bernardino County Detention & Corrections
San Bernardino Sheriff
San Bernardino Criminal Court

San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center is located at 9500 Etiwanda Avenue, in San Bernardino, California and has the capacity of 3347 beds. If you need information on bonds, visitation, inmate calling, mail, inmate accounts, commissary or anything else, you can call the facility at West Valley Detention: 909-350-2476 Inmate Info: 909-350-2476 SB County Jail Visits: 909-887-0364 Sheriff: 909-350-2476 San Bernardino Police: 909-383-5311 Criminal Court: 909-384-1888 Bail: 909-350-2476 District Attorney: 909-382-3669 Adult Probation: 909-387-5841 Juvenile Probation: 909-383-2700 Juvenile Court: 909-269-8840 Public Defender: 909-382-7639 Anonymous Crime Tips: 800-782-7463 Mental Illness Arrest: 909-350-2476 Volunteers: 909-387-0641 or send a fax at West Valley Detention: 909-463-5108 Public Defender: 909-382-7660.
You can also send an email at Inmate's Name, Booking Number West Valley Detention Center 9500 Etiwanda Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739. inmate Search links for San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center can be found below. Looking up jails is simple.


San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center Inmate Search

To locate an inmate in this facility, click on the following links:
West Valley Detention Center
West Valley Detention Center – San Bernardino County Jail in Rancho Cucamonga, California

San Bernardino West Valley Detention Information and Inmate Programs

San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center is a short-term custody facility for adults who are waiting for a trial. After the booking process, you can locate the inmate via inmate services to gain access to more information. You will want to use the locator to find what facility they have been booked into.

Opened in 1991 the West Valley Detention Center (WVDC) is one of the largest county jails operating in the great state of California. The WVDC hold a bed capacity of 3,347 inmates and completes around 50,000 to 60,000 bookings and releasing in and out of the facility each year. Medical, dental, mental health services and worship services are also provided at the facility. There is a full range of inmate instruction programs ranging from laundry services, landscaping and culinary arts. The WVDC employs over 600 workers, many of them civilian employees. The WVDC is always working to ensure a safe and secure workplace for the employees as well as inmates.

Once you have found the general inmate information, it is best to contact the facility for visiting hours and other information. The San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center holds visitation hours Wednesday through Sunday. To schedule a visit in advance please contact (909) 887-0364. This must be done 24 hours in advance, prior to visitation.

Mail at San Bernardino West Valley Detention

Mail is delivered daily to each housing unit on site. Outgoing mail must have name, booking number, housing location and return address of facility written clearly on the front of the envelope:

High Desert Detention Center, 9438 Commerce Way, Adelanto, CA 92301 Central Detention Center, 630 E. Rialto, San Bernardino, CA 92415 Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center, PO Box 9490, San Bernardino, CA 92427 West Valley Detention Center, 9500 Etiwanda, Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91739

Outgoing as well as incoming mail is subject to being scanned, read, searched and thoroughly inspected. Please see the complete list of things not to send:

  • blank paper
  • Envelopes
  • Stamps

We ask that you refrain from using perfume, powder or cologne and please do not kiss the correspondence. Extremely stained or dirty letter are prohibited. We ask that not more than 10 photographs be sent and nothing gang related will be excepted. Nude, partial nude drawings and/or photos will not be permitted. Magazines and books must come from the direct publisher or bookstore purchased from.

Bail at San Bernardino West Valley Detention

Bail can be made using cash, US Postal money order, Western Union money order or by using a cashier’s check from a commercial financial institution. Cashier’s checks and money orders must be made in the exact amount. They must be made payable to: San Bernardino County Trial Courts. Please consult with your attorney or bails bonds agent for more information on bail and bonds.

Bail is what you have to pay to be released from jail while your trial is pending. The bail depends on how serious your alleged crime happens to be, and it requires paying 10 percent of the total amount set in order to be released from the county jail.

Programs at San Bernardino West Valley Detention

Religious services and studies are provided to inmates interested in these such programs. A request to see the chaplain may be completed by filling out a Religious Request Slip. Once filled out the slip can be returned to housing staff. Questions of religious nature should be reserved for the chaplain and directed to such. Holy books can also be requested by completing a Library Request Slip and returning the filled-out slip to housing staff.

Once a week, inmates can request legal reference materials. This might help to aide in court cases. Cases that are criminal or civil or have a Writ of Habeas Corpus are required to submit an Inmate Request Slip. An Inmate Request Slip can be submitted to housing staff to request a Legal Information Request Form.

All housing areas are provided with telephones. These calls are collect or prepaid calls only. All calls are recorded and monitored each day. Misuse or abuse will result in disciplinary action.

Inmate Visiting Appointments

Tuesday through Saturday
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

How To Get Out of Jail – Bail & Bail Bondsmen

Once you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or judge. If no bail is set you will either be released, or you don’t get released while waiting for your court date.

If released you will be required to promise to appear in court, and you won’t be permitted to leave the county during this time.

The San Bernardino County Jail will give inmates time off in exchange for good behaviour if the rules are respected. Sometimes, you may be allowed to do work release, which involves going back to jail each day after your job, or you might be transferred to a halfway house instead of jail.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

Call the jail or the county courthouse to learn what your bail amount is if you don’t already know it. Also, you may search for the bail amount on the San Bernardino County Jail – West Valley Detention Centre site. Alternatively, you may also search for the bail amount using the San Bernardino County inmate search tool:

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

If it is a cash only bond you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash. Once the cash bond has been paid the inmate will be released. If the bail conditions are met your money will be returned.

Bail Bondsman

Bail bondsmen usually charge a non-refundable fee of 15 percent of the total bail, and sometimes a minimum of around one hundred dollars. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only.

In California bail amounts are set by by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the judge has the final say on the bail amount.

West Valley Detention Center’s Rules & Regulations


All inmates booked for felony charges and all inmates booked for misdemeanour charges involving sales or possession of narcotics, possession of weapons, or charges involving violence shall be strip searched prior to being introduced into General Population. Safety staff may perform strip searches on an inmate who is in his housing or living area when there is reasonable suspicion based on specific articulable facts that the inmate is concealing weapons, drugs, or contraband. Within the housing area includes:

  • Inmates enroute to chow (at facilities that require the inmate physically leaves their housing unit)
  • Inmates enroute to locations that are under the direct observation of staff

Safety staff may strip search inmates returning to General Population from the following locations:

  • Court
  • Work assignments
  • Infirmary
  • Intake
  • Visiting
  • Vestibules for official visiting purposes
  • Law library

Penal Code Section 4030 and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Policy 9.123.00 et seq.


Ask an employee for your housing location’s scheduled day. To get a library book, complete a Library Request Slip and give it to housing staff.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department DETENTION & CORRECTIONS BUREAU


This pamphlet outlines the rules and regulations of the facilities and lists the programs and privileges available to the inmates. Additional rules and regulations may apply to specific facilities.


A photo ID card is issued to each inmate. The ID must be worn in plain view at all times.


Each inmate will be interviewed and assigned to housing according to classification.  Inmates sentenced to more than 60 days can request to have a classification review.


Inmates can be searched at any time. Inmates can be strip searched upon returning to the housing area. No inmate will move anywhere through the facility without his ID card.  All inmates will walk with their hands folded in front of them at waist level.


The red lines painted on the floor in certain areas of the facilities are restricted areas and inmates shall not enter those areas unless instructed to do so by staff.


Any violation of jail regulations may result in discipline in accordance with the provision of the California Minimum Jail Standards for local detention facilities. Discipline may consist of special housing, special diet and/or the loss of privileges (TV, telephone, commissary or visiting). Violations of any law may involve prosecution and discipline. Each discipline is reviewed by the designated discipline hearing officer. Disciplines may be appealed using the grievance process.

The following behaviour or activity will result in disciplinary action resulting in loss of good and work time and may result in criminal prosecution.


Including but not limited to:  hostage taking, battery on employee or fellow inmate, forced sexual penetration/sexual assault, robbery, extortion, mutual combat, assault w/ deadly weapon, etc.


Including but not limited to:   Any destruction of county property by arson, breakage or sabotage. Destroying jail issued clothing, utensils or bedding. Tampering with equipment, or malicious mischief. Food tampering, passing, hoarding or theft. Possessing excessive commissary items, excessive medication, excessive mail and/or photographs.


Including but not limited to: Tattooing, any business dealings between inmates, altering or destroying ID card, unauthorized moving of housing location, any type of unauthorized communication between inmates, and making, possessing, or consuming alcoholic beverages.


Including but not limited to:  Fashioning or possessing weapons, possession of tools, saws, files, smuggling of contraband or rifling through desks or documents.


Including but not limited to: Strikes or major disturbances, attempted escapes, disturbance toward staff, challenging an employee to fight, loud tumultuous behaviour, refusing to obey a direct order, drug activities, drunkenness, manufacturing of home brew, gambling, consenting mutual sexual acts w/ other inmates, interfering with gates or cell doors, and calling “man down” when no emergency exists.


Inmates are not allowed to write on, paste pictures on, or deface the walls or bunks inside the facility. Nothing is to be placed over the vents, lights, windows or bars.


Absent from work without permission, exhibiting poor work habits or refusing to work or comply with inmate worker standards.


You will not make or possess any weapon or illegal drugs. Any item not sold in commissary, any item not issued by the facility, or any item altered from its original purpose is considered contraband.


Smoking is prohibited in all San Bernardino County Jail Facilities. Tobacco items and matches/lighters are contraband and possession will result in disciplinary action.


To prevent the concealment and movement of contraband and weapons, inmates shall not manipulate their hair in any fashion including but not limited to braids, ponytails, cornrows, or twists. Artificial hair that is woven, sewn, or glued into the hair may be allowed once it has been searched for contraband. Cutting names, numbers, or designs into the hair is forbidden.

Pre-trial inmates can request a haircut after their initial

30 days and every 30 days thereafter.  Sentenced male inmates shall have hair maintained at required levels of grooming standards for their work assignments.
Contact your work supervisor for those requirements. All inmates shall maintain required levels of grooming standards.


You may inquire about your court appearance date, account balance or other information including Writ of Habeas Corpus and Civil Rights Complaint forms by completing an Inmate Request Slip and giving it to housing staff.  Information regarding destination, court, transfers, or release dates cannot be released to Federal Inmates; for this information, you must contact the Bureau of Prisons through your attorney.


Grievance forms are available in each housing area. If you have a grievance, complete the Inmate Grievance Form and give it to an employee no more than ten days from the time the incident occurred (one complaint per grievance). The employee will sign it and provide you a copy. The grievance will be answered within twenty days. An appeal may be submitted within ten days of receiving your response. Abuse of the grievance process will result in disciplinary action.


Inmates may make one request per week for legal reference materials to aide in court cases. The case must be a criminal case, civil rights case, or you must have a Writ of Habeas Corpus that was accepted by the court. Submit an Inmate Request Slip to housing staff requesting a Legal Information Request form.


Telephones are located in all housing areas (collect or prepaid calls only). All inmate telephone calls are recorded and may be monitored. Any misuse or destruction of a telephone will result in disciplinary action.


Medical, dental and mental health care are accessible by completing a Health Service Request form. These forms are available in each of the housing units, or by request from any staff member. Health services are available 24 hours a day. If you have a healthcare emergency, immediately notify any staff member for assistance. A co- payment of $3.00 will be deducted from your account for self-initiated requests. You will not be denied health care due to inability to pay, and there is no co-payment for follow up care.


Mental health care is available 24 hours a day and offers support and treatment to individuals with psychiatric illness. If you have an urgent/emergent psychiatric illness, feel suicidal, or know of someone who may be suicidal, please notify any staff member immediately for assistance.


Health education is available by completing a Health Services Request form for medical, mental health and dental conditions including sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, oral hygiene, pregnancy, abortion rights, etc.


If you believe you have a disability that requires special consideration or assistive device, please complete a Health Services Request form.


Outside recreation is scheduled for at least three hours weekly, as weather permits. There are TV’s, board games and newspapers in the housing areas.


Services available include information on education, INROADS classes, ROP programs, & individual & group activities. Further information is available in the Individual/Family Services and Education Programs document.


Commissary is available once a week.  Contact housing staff for your day and time.  Your booking number must be entered correctly and completely on the commissary form. You must have money in your account to order commissary items. If you order items and there is no money in your account, your order will not be filled. Inmates may not exceed $200 a week on commissary purchases (this  amount includes phone time).

At facilities with Kiosks You can submit an Inmate Request Slip to housing staff if you forgot your password.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure you do not exceed the established limits.
  • Maximum commissary limits are displayed in the housing units.
  • Inmates shall retain a receipt, for all commissary items in their possession.
  • Commissary items that cannot be accounted for with a receipt shall be considered contraband and confiscated accordingly without compensation, and may be subject to disciplinary actions.
  • A care bag containing basic hygiene items and writing materials may be ordered from commissary for a fee (free to indigent inmates). The fee will be shown as a negative balance in your account and will automatically be deducted if funds become available.
  • Do not open your clear commissary bag until you have confirmed that all items charged against your account are within the bag. If any item is missing, notify a commissary worker before the bag is opened. Inmates must keep their receipt for all commissary items purchased.


Inmates may be eligible to release the entire balance of their inmate trust account (minus $10.00 which shall remain on the account at all times) to a third party once every 6 months. Inmates must release the entire balance in their inmate trust account. Complete the Inmate Property/Money Release/Clothing Exchange form and submit it to staff.


Inmate account balances cannot exceed $500. Someone may deposit money into your inmate account the following ways: Deposit cash, cashier’s check, or money order at the facility where you are housed. For online deposits, visit or call (888) 218-7444.


The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to: repeated statements or comments of a sexual nature, derogatory comments   about body or clothing, or repeated obscene language or gestures. Inmates may report sexual harassment or sexual assault to any staff member, through face to face contact, an inmate request slip, inmate grievance form, or the 24hr Jail Crisis hotline (from the inmate housing telephone dial *9090#).


Inmate voting guides, registration forms, and ballots are available at the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters. Inmates are encouraged to contact the Registrar directly for information regarding a specific election or see your housing staff for voting information. The Registrar-Recorder will make the final determination regarding an inmates’ right to vote.

Registrar of Voters 777 East Rialto Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92415


Some facilities issue inmates a cup and spoon. Both items shall be returned upon release. If used by your facility, you will be issued a property bin and lid.

The West Valley Detention Center (WVDC) Website

San Bernardino County Jail Inmates

Most offenders will start at a local, city or county jail with very few cells. You can locate an offender in custody easily by searching databases found through the links above. You might need to consider transport time to the nearest jail cell before using our San Bernardino inmate locator.

The San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center is usually for short-term custody for adults awaiting trial. (Juveniles wait for disposition of their case). Once booked, the San Bernardino inmate search will reveal the location of the individual. You can check the San Bernardino website - Inmate Services - for more information.

"People Get Arrested for a Variety of Reasons"

If a family member disappears, checking with local jails is a good idea. Your family member may be waiting to be bailed out. Here is how to know if someone is in San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center. You have the right to search even if that person is just a friend, a client or any other individual. You can also use these tools to find a pen pal. Our Inmate lookup service is a good resource for family members and public defenders. You can also search inmates on federal websites.

How to Find Inmates in San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center

First of all, realize that you have rights under the United States Constitution to find a family member who has been arrested in San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center. The "Writ of Habeas Corpus" guarantees the rights of someone "in custody". An inmate locator is useful to help family members during court proceedings.

All police officers must "book" an inmate into the court system. During this process, vital information - such as name, address, fingerprints and photographs - will be taken. Our free inmate lookup service allows you to peruse databases of county, state and federal facilities.

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Determine the date and location of the police arrest. Someone on a most wanted poster, sex offenders list or with outstanding warrants might have been jailed after a routine traffic stop. The individual will be located in a jail based on 1) residence or 2) arrest location.

Most of the United States criminal facilities are connected to online inmate search tools. Once booking information is entered and mugshots have been taken, you will be able to find inmates. You will find the available inmate search links above. A free inmate search allows you to view the databases of city, county, state and federal facilities.

"What Information is Available for San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center?"

Many arrest records are public and listed in newspapers. To find someone in jail, check the local police, sheriff and Federal Bureau of Prisons websites. You could also conduct a Department of Justice inmate search or check out Vinelink Offender Search to complete an inmate search by name. You should be able to find information such as the name, address, criminal charges, booking location and hearings.

Get all of your information ready such as the name, date of birth, address, criminal charges, prison and date of arrest.

"How Can I Use This Information?"

There are a variety of ways that you can search the database -like by name, jail or crime type. Once you have the general information, contact them by phone or email to set up a private visit.

This lookup inmate database gives you information for contacting San Bernardino West Valley Detention Center. California state inmate search helps you determine bonding, when you can visit, add commissary money and send mail. The inmate locator saves you a lot of time and worry. If a loved one is in jail or prison, we are here to assist you in finding him or her. If you just want to run a criminal background check for someone or find a pen pal inmate, we can help you too.


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