Jails & Prisons in San Diego County, California

There are 32 Jails & Prisons in San Diego County, California, serving a population of 3,283,665 people in an area of 4,206 square miles. There is 1 Jail & Prison per 102,614 people, and 1 Jail & Prison per 131 square miles.

In California, San Diego County is ranked 54th of 58 counties in Jails & Prisons per capita, and 13th of 58 counties in Jails & Prisons per square mile.

List of San Diego County Jails & Prisons

Find San Diego County, California jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentiaries.

Cai - Boston Avenue 2727 Boston Avenue San Diego, CA

Cai - Ocean View 551 South 35th Street San Diego, CA

Camp Barrett 21077 Lyons Valley Road Alpine, CA

Chula Vista Jail 315 4th Avenue Chula Vista, CA

Chula Vista Jail 610 Paseo Del Rey Chula Vista, CA

East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility 446 Alta Road San Diego, CA

East Mesa Reentry Facility 446 Alta Road Jamul, CA

Facility 8 Detention Facility 446 Alta Road Jamul, CA

George F Bailey Detention Facility 446 Alta Road Jamul, CA

Girls Rehabilitation Facility 2861 Meadow Lark Drive San Diego, CA

Juvenile Ranch Facility 957 Forest Gate Rd Campo, CA

Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility 2801 Meadow Lark Drive San Diego, CA

La Cima Conservation Camp #42 15108 Sunrise Highway Julian, CA

Las Colinas Detention And Reentry Facility 451 Riverview Parkway Santee, CA

Mcc San Diego 808 Union Street San Diego, CA

Mccain Valley Conservation Camp #21 2550 Mccain Valley Road Boulevard, CA

Otay Mesa Detention Center 7488 Calzada De La Fuente San Diego, CA

Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp #14 32363 California 79 Warner Springs, CA

R J Donovan Correctional Facility (Rjd) 480 Alta Road San Diego, CA

Rainbow Conservation Camp #2 8215 Rainbow Heights Road Fallbrook, CA

San Diego Central Jail 1173 Front Street San Diego, CA

San Diego City Jail 446 Alta Road San Diego, CA

San Diego County Detention Bureau PO Box 939062 San Diego, CA

San Diego County Jail 446 Alta Road San Diego, CA

San Diego County Juvenile Ranch Facility 957 Forest Gate Rd Campo, CA

San Diego County Kearny Mesa 2801 Meadow Lark Drive San Diego, CA

San Diego County Las Colinas Womens Detention 9000 Cottonwood Avenue Santee, CA

San Diego County Vista Detention Facility 325 South Melrose Drive Vista, CA

San Diego Prison 610 West Ash Street San Diego, CA

South Bay Detention Facility 500 3rd Avenue Chula Vista, CA

Vista Detention Facility 325 South Melrose Drive Vista, CA

Western Region Detention Facility 220 West C Street San Diego, CA

About San Diego County Jails & Prisons

A San Diego County Jail or Prison is a secure facility located in San Diego County, CA where individuals, referred to as inmates, are involuntarily confined and their freedoms and movement are restricted as a consequence of criminal behavior. San Diego County Jails are short-term facilities where inmates either await trial or sentencing for a crime, or serve relatively short sentences. San Diego County Prisons are longer-term facilities where inmates serve out a prison sentence, usually of a year or more, for their crimes.

You may contact Jails & Prisons for questions about:
  • Locating San Diego County inmates
  • Finding out who is in Jail or Prison
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Performing San Diego County background checks
  • Contacting, visiting and sending money to inmates

San Diego County Jail and Prison Statistics

Find San Diego County Jail Admissions By Race, Pretrial Jail Population, Jail Held Inmates, Prison Admissions, and Prison Population By Race. Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics; National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) Program, Prisoners In 2015.

San Diego County Jail Admissions
Total Jail Admissions86,116
Total Jail Population5,259
Female Jail Population879
Male Jail Population4,251
San Diego County Jail Admissions By Race
Asian Jail Population213
Black Jail Population990
Latino Jail Population1,740
Native Jail Population36
White Jail Population2,105
San Diego County Pretrial Jail Population
Pretrial Jail Population2,416
Female Pretrial Jail Population-
Male Pretrial Jail Population-
San Diego County Jail Held Inmates
Jail Population Held for State Prison73
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison17
Jail Population Held for State Jail48
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail1
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies210
Jail Population Held for ICE12
San Diego County Prison Admissions
Total Prison Admissions2,275
Female Prison Admissions205
Male Prison Admissions2,070
Asian Prison Admissions74
Black Prison Admissions510
Latino Prison Admissions880
Native Prison Admissions37
White Prison Admissions718
Other Prison Admissions56
San Diego County Prison Population
Total Prison Population8,586
Female Prison Population410
Male Prison Population8,176
San Diego County Prison Population By Race
Asian Prison Population155
Black Prison Population2,388
Latino Prison Population3,161
Native Prison Population97
White Prison Population2,348
Other Prison Population416