Will the Redondo Beach Police Department recommend a bail bond company?
Who licenses and regulates bail agents?
What should I consider when choosing a bail bond company?
What is the Bail Deviation Program?
How many telephone calls may an inmate make while in custody?
California Penal Code §851.5 establishes the right of an arrested person to make at least three free local telephone calls upon being booked:
one call to an attorney
one to a bail bond agent, and
one to a relative or other personal contact.
An arrested person, adults and juveniles, have the right to make three completed local phone calls at no expense.
If the arrestee requests to make a phone call to a number outside of the local calling area, he/she will be given the opportunity to make a collect call.
If the arrestee is a parent or guardian responsible for a minor child, the arrested person is entitled to make two additional local phone calls to arrange for the care and custody of their minor children.
Inmates may also make unlimited collect calls from the telephones located in their jail cell.
Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. inmates may request an additional telephone call. This call is in addition to the three completed calls and will be at the discretion of the jailer based on priority responsibilities in the jail.
May I call the jail to speak with an inmate?
Inmates may not receive incoming phone calls or messages.
In the event of an emergency, please call the jailer at (310) 318-0616. The jailer will determine if notification to the inmate is appropriate.
Visit an Inmate
May I visit an inmate in the Redondo Beach Jail? Yes, you may visit a person in custody in the Redondo Beach Jail with specific conditions.
When may I visit someone in the Redondo Beach Jail?
Visitation times are based on the availability of a jailer to conduct the visits.
Visitation times are generally:
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Visitors should call the jail at (310) 318-0616 at least one hour or less before coming to the jail. This is for the visitor's convenience to determine that jail activities will not prevent visitations and to schedule an appointment.
Visitors with appointments will be considered first in priority to visit.
Inmates may have one visit the day after their arrest and one visit every other day thereafter while in custody at the Redondo Beach City Jail.
An attorney, physician or member of the clergy may visit at any time.
Who may visit an inmate in the Redondo Beach Jail, and what conditions must be met to visit?
Visitors must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Visitors must have government photo identification (driver license, identification card, passport, or other official identification).
Visitors are subject to and will be searched (both their person and property).
How many visitors may enter the visiting area at one time?
Due to the restricted size of our visitation booth:
No more than two adults may visit an inmate at one time in a visit.
An adult and two children may attend one visit.
Who may not visit a person in the jail?
The jail staff may restrict crime partners and victims of the crime for which the person is incarcerated for security and safety purposes.
What might happen to me if I attempt to bring contraband to an inmate in the jail?
Any person who knowingly brings into the jail facility any:
narcotic or narcotic paraphernalia, or
Is guilty of a felony crime that is punishable by imprisonment in State Prison (Penal Code Sections 4573, 4574).
Receiving Money and Property in Custody
May I bring food, clothing, mail, reading material or other personal items for an inmate that is incarcerated in the Redondo Beach jail?
The Redondo Beach Police Department will accept clothing, money, and mail for an inmate.
These items will be placed in their property while they are in the Redondo Beach jail.
This property will be forwarded with them when they go to court or another detention facility.
The RBPD does not accept any other items for inmates.
The jail provides hygiene products, books, magazines, etc. to inmates.
Recover Inmate Property
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How may an inmate or an inmate’s designee recover property that was not sent to court or to the Los County jail facilities?
How may an inmate request additional storage time if the inmate is in custody longer than 90 days?
What medication may I bring to the Redondo Beach jail for an inmate?
You may bring medication to the jail for the inmate’s property, but this medication will not be administered to the inmate in the Redondo Beach jail.
The only exception is for the use of an asthma inhaler that is subject to search.
The inmate will receive any needed medication at a local hospital while staying in the Redondo Beach jail.
The inmate may be transferred to the Los Angeles County jail system, if the inmate requires ongoing medical care or medication that cannot be dispensed repeatedly at the local hospital.
Going to Court
When will an inmate go to court if they remain in custody at the Redondo Beach Police Department?
If the inmate does not submit bail or bond and is not released on their own recognizance, they will usually remain in custody at the Redondo Beach jail for 24 to 72 hours after their arrest depending on:
The level of the open charge for the criminal offense committed (felony or misdemeanor)
An arrest for a warrant of any level
The day of the week and time of day that they were arrested (relative to the court being in session)
The inmate’s ability to appear
Mandated furlough days for the courts
If the inmate is in custody for a warrant of any level, is arrested on Sunday through Thursday, and remains in custody; he/she will usually go to court on the following day.
If the inmate is in custody for a misdemeanor, is arrested on Sunday through Thursday, and remains in custody; he/she will usually go to court on the following day.
If the inmate is in custody for a felony, the inmate will usually go to court on the second court day following their arrest. This is contingent on the approval of probable cause to arrest by a judge.
If you have questions about an inmate’s status, you may call the Jail Unit at (310) 318-0616.
Please call the Jail Unit after 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday for the most current inmate status information.
Where will an inmate appear in court if they are arrested by Redondo Beach police officers?
An inmate will usually appear for arraignment in the Southwest District Torrance Superior Court at 825 Maple Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503 if they are arrested by Redondo Beach Police officers in Redondo Beach.
There are some instances where an inmate may appear in a different court, if officers arrested them in another city’s jurisdiction or if the case is filed in Los Angeles.
Where will an inmate go after appearing in court?
The judge may release the inmate on their own recognizance, and the inmate will be released from the court, usually at 825 Maple Avenue, Torrance CA 90503.
The judge may remand the inmate to the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department pending trial.
Inmates who remain in custody usually will go to the following locations pending their final housing placement:
My friend was arrested for being drunk in public. Why can’t I bail him out of jail immediately?
Persons who are in custody and under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and are unable to care for their own safety or the safety of others, are usually held in the facility for a minimum of six hours.
They may not be released by citation, bail or bond during this time period.
An inmate who shows extreme intoxication, or who remains intoxicated after eight hours, will usually be transferred to a medical facility.
This is the second time that I have been arrested for being drunk in public in the last year. Why wasn't I sent to court? If you were arrested for intoxication only, no further proceedings were desirable. You were released pursuant to Penal Code 849(b)(2)
Persons in custody for public intoxication only, do not generally have a court obligation after their release.
Usually, the Redondo Beach Police Department only sends a person to court after a fourth arrest for public intoxication within the previous twelve month period.
Court Ordered Booking
What is a court ordered booking, and may I go the Redondo Beach Police Department to complete it?
The Court may order you to go to the Redondo Beach Police Department to be booked.
This requires that you will be temporarily taken into custody, booked and released. The jail staff will:
Record your personal information
You must bring the Court Minute Order that orders your booking.
You must present government issued photo identification.
Who must register for sex, arson and drug offenses in Redondo Beach?
Where, how and when may I register, if I live in Redondo Beach?
How much does it cost to register?
How do I determine where sex registrants are living in Redondo Beach?
How do I determine where sex registrants are living in other states?
The Redondo Beach Police Department provides Livescan Fingerprinting services as a convenience to the public. Livescan is the electronic process to take fingerprints, usually for employment background purposes.
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What are Livescan fingerprinting services?
How do I submit my fingerprints to Livescan?
What are the fees for Livescan fingerprinting at Redondo Beach PD?
What are the hours for Livescan services?
What other locations offer Livescan services?
V.I.N.E. - Victim Information and Notification Every day
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What is V.I.N.E.?
How does V.I.N.E. notify victims about the custody status of an inmate?
Which inmates are monitored by the V.I.N.E. service in Los Angeles County?
What do I need to register in the V.I.N.E. system?
What occurs if my phone is busy or I do not answer when the V.I.N.E. system calls?