Santa Ana City Jail

The Santa Ana City Jail is an ICE Detention Facility located in Santa Ana, California. For  information about a detainee housed at this facility, call (714) 712-8074 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Have their information ready when you call, including first, last and hyphenated names, aliases, date of birth, and country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours for friends and family at Santa Ana City Jail are:

Mondays through Fridays: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

General Rules

All visitors must arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time for processing. Visits last a maximum of one hour. Adult visitors must have a government-issued photo identification card to enter the facility.

Minors who are visiting must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room, or any other area.

Visiting Restrictions

  • All visits are non-contact.
  • If visitors are or appear to be intoxicated, the visit will not be allowed.
  • All visitors are subject to search.
  • Visitors are not allowed to pass or attempt to pass any items to detainees.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Search Procedures

All visitors are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. If you refuse to cooperate you will not be admitted. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted.

Physical Address

Santa Ana City Jail
62 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
United States

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General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (714) 245-8100
Field Office Main Phone: (714) 712-8074

Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): (703) 605-1007

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Santa Ana City Jail
Detainee Name
Alien Number (last 4 digits only – A1234), Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
62 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
United States

All mail sent to detainees must include the last four digits of their A-number (File Number), plus the sender’s name and address. For safety reasons, all incoming mail is subject to screening for contraband. The mail is not read upon opening, only inspected by the delivering officer. 

A detainee may receive items for travel or release from agency custody with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer. Before sending packages to detainees, please contact the Case Deportation Officer at: 

ERO Santa Ana Sub Office
34 Civic Center, Room 1027
Santa Ana, CA  92701
(714) 834-4881

Detainees being removed from the United States are allowed one small piece of luggage, which can be sent after getting approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. For security reasons, no electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) are accepted.

How to Call an Inmate

Detainees at Santa Ana City Jail cannot receive incoming calls. To leave an urgent message, you must call (714) 245-8100. Leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number, your name, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

How to Send Money

You can send money to a detainee at Santa Ana City Jail by mailing them a check or money order directly. The processing officer will provide a receipt for all money received. Do not send cash.

Santa Ana City Jail
Detainee Name and A-number
62 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
United States

To Post a Delivery Bond

Delivery bonds are posted when a person has been taken into ICE custody and placed into removal proceedings while in the United States. When posting a delivery bond, you must show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE may be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and their alien registration number before calling. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: money orders, cashier’s checks or certified checks. Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

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