The West Hollywood Jail is located within the West Hollywood Police Station. Operated by the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department, the West Hollywood Jail serves as a holding facility for men and women who are arrested in the city of West Hollywood or in the unincorporated Universal City Walk area by the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department.
Arrestees are temporarily held at this facility until they are released on their own recognizance, post bail, or are taken to court for their arraignment.
Generally, after their first court date, male defendants (who remain in custody) will be transferred to the Los Angeles Twin Towers Jail, or the Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail. Female defendants are usually transferred to the Century Regional Detention Facility. This is typically because they cannot post bail, or they have been convicted of their offense.
The West Hollywood Jail is a small facility that houses a maximum of 36-40 inmates. The city of West Hollywood and the unincorporated Universal City Walk have a residential population of approximately 40,000 people.
Halloween or the Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade, the nighttime and weekend population can swell the nighttime and weekend population to 100,000 and even up to 500,000 during.
Those who are arrested for felonies are housed separately from those arrested for misdemeanors. Men are housed in different cell facilities than women.
Since West Hollywood has a large gay and transgender community and the West Hollywood jail also houses gay and transgender individuals in separate cell facilities within the jail.
To obtain information about an inmate at the West Hollywood Jail you may call the West Hollywood Jail at (310) 855-8850, or access information via the web on the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s information website. The Jail is located at 780 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
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