Ventura County – East County Jail Visiting Information:
INMATE VISITING GUIDELINES
All persons entering any facility are subject to a search of their persons and property. Any person found violating any law will be arrested and prosecuted. Any person that has been booked into the Ventura County Jail may not visit for one calendar year from the date of their release. Visiting delays may occur due to emergencies within the facility. Inmates receive two (2) thirty minute visits, which can consist of one or two adults, or one adult and one child, per week. Only two persons may visit an inmate at one time (two adults, or one minor child and one adult). Minor children must be accompanied by either the child's parent, grandparent, or legal guardian. In addition, minors may not be left unattended anywhere on jail grounds. Evidence of parental rights or guardianship may be requested. The final decision to allow a visit by a minor child resides with the Facility Sergeant. Photo identification is required. Photo identification is defined as: A valid driver's license issued by a government agency; (No more than 30 days expired) An identification card issued by a government agency; A military identification card issued by a government agency; A valid/current passport; A valid/current immigration identification card issued by a government agency; Other forms of valid photo identification may be accepted, based upon the discretion of the Facility Sergeant No food, beverages, or smoking is allowed inside the visiting area. All visitors must adhere to the following dress code: Shirts WITH sleeves only and shoes are required. Pants that are torn are not allowed; Shorts/Skirts should be no more than 1" above knee; No sheer, see-through, or provocative clothing allowed; No strapless or midriff tops are permitted; Clothing that is deemed inappropriate by facility staff may have the decision reviewed by the Facility Sergeant; Refusal to comply with this dress code may result in the visit being denied or terminated. The following items are ALLOWED in the visiting area: Personal key ring; Personal identification; One baby bottle and/or blanket (if bringing in an infant) The following are NOT allowed in the visiting area: Purses, wallets, backpacks, diaper bags, infant carriers, strollers, cell phones; Books, magazines, newspapers, pictures, or other miscellaneous papers; Candy, food, cigarettes, matches, lighters, pens, pencils; Cameras Possession of items not allowed in the visiting area may result in your visit being terminated. Facility staff will not "hold" any item for you and there are no storage lockers available.
Ventura County – East County Jail Additional information:
LOCATE INMATE--For any questions regarding a person in custody at the East Valley Jail, you may call 805-494-8242.
INMATE MAIL GUIDELINES
All incoming mail, postcards, books, newspapers, and periodicals must be delivered through the US Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, DHL, or UPS. Incoming mail must be properly addressed with the inmate's name and booking number, and mailed to: PO Box 6929, Ventura, CA 93006. When ordering the Ventura County Star to be delivered to an inmate (regardless of facility), use the following address: 800 S. Victoria Ave. Jail, Ventura, CA 93009. Booking numbers may be obtained by clicking here, or calling 805 654 3335. All incoming material, except confidential (legal) mail, shall be processed through the Detention Services mail system and screened by Detention Services security personnel to ensure appropriate security measures are observed. The security screening occurs to prevent contraband and/or sensitive material from being introduced into the jail system.
Click here to view the Inmate Mail Guidelines document.
Only government checks from local, state, or federal government entities are accepted, and only if they are in an official envelope from the issuing agency.
Enveloped mail and postcards are both acceptable forms of incoming mail for inmates in custody at any Ventura County Sheriff's Office Jail facility. How can mail be sent to an inmate? All incoming mail must be delivered through the U.S. Postal Service or a commercially licensed mail carrier. Mail cannot be dropped off at any jail facility. How does incoming mail need to be addressed? All incoming mail must be clearly addressed with the inmate’s name, booking number, and the mailing address of P.O. Box 6929, Ventura, CA 93006. How does outgoing mail need to be addressed? All outgoing mail must have the proper return address information including the inmate’s name, booking number, location of Ventura County Jail, and return address of P.O. Box 6929, Ventura, CA., 93006 written in the upper left corner on the address side. Any outgoing mail not containing the proper return address information will be returned to the inmate for correction. How much mail can an inmate send or receive? Inmates can send and receive as much mail as they want. What if an inmate has no money? One postage paid postcard and one postage paid envelope with 2 sheets of paper will be provided weekly to inmates who have no funds, or insufficient funds, in their trust account. Do inmates need to purchase stamps for the Commissary postcards? No. The price of the postcards includes postage. Can inmates send greeting cards purchased from Commissary? Yes. Greeting cards purchased through the Commissary will be allowed to be mailed out. How will an inmate know if mail was unacceptable? In all cases of rejected mail, the inmate and sender will receive a copy of a "Contents Unacceptable" form, generated by the Detention Services mailroom. Is it legal to restrict letters and photos? Yes. California Penal Code Section 2601 and Title 15, California Code of Regulations, Sections 1063, 1066, and 1068 allow for modification and restrictions to the type of mail accepted within jail facilities. What about governmental documents? Marriage certificates, birth certificates or other documents mailed to or sent from an official government agency/office will be accepted through the mail
No time limit unless space availability is limited.