Ventura East County Jail

The Ventura East County Jail is located at the Ventura County Sheriff — East County Patrol Station in Thousand Oaks, California and is operated by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. This jail operates as a booking and housing facility and is open 24 hours per day.

The East County Jail houses adult men and women who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement, those committed to custody by the courts via sentencing, and inmates awaiting transfer to the California Department of Corrections.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Ventura County Jail, call the facility directly at 805-494-8242 or use VINE (see below). 

VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) is a free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime both information and notification. VINE monitors the custody status of offenders in the Ventura County Claybank and receives updated information every 15 minutes.

The Toll Free Number for California VINE is 1.877.411.5588. Anyone can call the California State VINE line to determine an inmate's custody status. To search for offender information, callers will need one of the following items:

  • Offender name or alias
  • Secondary search option (if there is more than one offender with the same name), such as:
    • Arrest date
    • Date of birth
    • Middle initial
    • Offender identification number

VINE will let callers know about the offender's current custody status, the location of the inmate, and his/her offender number.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visits are allowed for Pre-Trial inmates at the East County Jail from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday— Friday. Visits for housed inmates are allowed from 4 PM to 8 PM Monday — Friday, and from 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday. 

Visiting Guidelines

  • All visitors 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.
  • Inmates receive two 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. 
  • Photo identification is required.
  • No food, beverages, or smoking is allowed inside the visiting area.
  • 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, smart phones, and smart watches;
    • 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.

Dress Code

All visitors at the Ventura East County Jail must adhere to the following dress code. Refusal to comply with this dress code may result in the visit being denied or terminated.

  • Shirts WITH sleeves only and shoes are required. Pants that are torn are not allowed
  • Shorts/Skirts should be no more than one inch above knee
  • No sheer, see-through, or provocative clothing
  • No strapless or midriff tops are permitted

Video Visits

The Securus Video Connect system allows friends and family members to schedule and participate in video sessions with an incarcerated individual at the Ventura East County Jail— from anywhere with internet access using the free Securus app, computer or tablet. 

There are charges associated with video visits. Click here to access the video visitation system, and then click “Sign In” located at the top right corner.

Physical Address

Ventura East County Jail
2101 E. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Ventura East County Jail
Inmate Name and Booking Number
PO Box 6929
Ventura, CA 93006

Inmates may receive unlimited enveloped mail and postcards through the US Postal Service, plus soft bound books, newspapers, and periodicals via the USPS, UPS, FedEx, or DHL. Acceptance of these items is subject to the security procedures.

All incoming mail must be properly addressed with the inmate's name and booking number. Mail addressed incorrectly, or with no booking number, or not sent directly from the publisher (i.e.: books, newspapers, and magazines) will be returned to the sender. The jail does NOT accept publications ordered through Amazon Marketplace third party sellers.

Marriage and birth certificates are allowed through the mail. All incoming mail is opened and screened for contraband and money, as well as for jail management and law enforcement issues. 

Rejection of Incoming Mail

All items deemed to contain contraband or determined to be unacceptable, will not be delivered to the inmate. Certain items will be destroyed if the item cannot be placed in the inmate’s property (e.g. liquids, illegal contraband, etc.). 

The following rules govern inmate mail privileges:

  • All correspondence must be clearly addressed.
  • Postcards may not be altered from their original form, including added layering, backing, wrappings, laminate, buttons, bows, glue or ribbons.
  • No gang codes or markings will be accepted.
  • No drugs or other contraband may be enclosed in the mail.
  • Enveloped mail or postcards may not be marked with paint, heavy crayon, foil, heavy ink, glitter, cloth, string, watermarks, stains or stickers (excluding US Postage Stamps)
  • Enveloped mail or postcards cannot contain any perceived biohazard, i.e., lipstick, gloss, scents, etc.
  • Publications, photographs, postcards, and letters cannot show images, drawings, artwork or photographs of fully exposed genitalia, buttocks or female breasts, and/or graphic depictions of sexual acts.
  • Correspondence or pictures that tend to incite violence, riot, racism or threaten the security of the facility are prohibited.
  • Blank postcards, envelopes, writing paper, greeting cards or postage stamps will not be accepted.
  • Publications and enveloped mail may not contain wire, spiral bindings, pens, pencils, or any other items determined to be inappropriate or unacceptable for safety or security reasons.


Inmate email is available by clicking here. Only text is allowed in the email, each with a maximum of 4500 characters (equivalent to one page).

The price list is as follows (plus a $1.75 processing fee):

  • 1 email for $1.00
  • 5 emails for $5.00 
  • 10 emails for $10.00 
  • 25 emails for $23.75 
  • 50 emails for $45.00

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Ventura County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time. 

California law has established the right of an arrested person to make at least three free local telephone calls when they are booked: one call to an attorney, one to a bail bond agent, and one to a relative or other personal contact. 

Family members and friends can set up an Advance Connect prepaid calling account for their respective telephone numbers using credit cards, money orders, checks, Western Union, or in-person via lobby kiosks located at the Pre-Trial and Todd Road Facilities. 

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How to Send Money

There are three ways to send money to an inmate at the Ventura East County Jail.

  • Online payments

You can send money to an inmate/offender online using Click here to learn about sending money online. To access JPAY click here.

  • Over the phone

To send money to an inmate/offender over the phone just call: 1-800-574-5729.

  •  Lobby kiosk

Lobby kiosks are  NOT located at the Ventura East County Jail. But they are available at the Pre-Trial Facility and the Todd Road Jail. You can use a credit card/cash at the lobby kiosk to send funds to an inmate/offender.

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Careers at Ventura East County Jail

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