The Pitchess Detention Center, which is commonly called the Wayside Jail, is out in Castaic near the popular Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park and is one of the three Los Angeles county jails that houses men.

The reason your loved one is there is probably no reason in particular. It’s basically is a huge ranch with a number of different facilities on many acres.

The East Facility is primarily used to hold parole violators who are waiting for their revocation hearing. The address is 29310 The Old Road, Castaic, CA 91384

The South Facility houses low-to-medium security inmates and offers educational programs to eligible inmates.Los Angeles Wayside Jail

The North Facility is basically used as a back-up facility in case of overcrowding in the others and holds inmates who don’t cause any trouble.

Then there’s North County Correctional Facility (NCCF) which holds more of the serious inmates and a maximum security complex. It has five different jails that provide disciplinary segregation and medical treatment for inmates.

In NCCF, they have both general population and areas where inmates are segregated from other, sometimes because of disciplinary problems, and because of their status in custody.

So, there’s an 800 and a 900 area which is all the way in the back of the North County Correctional Facility. The address is 29340 The Old Road, Castaic, CA 91384.

The Los Angeles county sheriff just move inmates around all the time. Wayside is one of the places that they house them. They’ve got three or four facilities operating at any one time.

NCCF, which is the North County Correctional Facility is the one that houses the most violent of in-custody individuals.

Some of the other facilities, like the North Facility are for people who are a little less of a threat — have little less of a record.

The Wayside Jail only holds male inmates. All female inmates are held at the Century Regional Detention Facility, known as Lynwood Jail.

Male inmates are frequently transferred between Wayside and either the Los Angeles Twin Towers Facility or the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail, depending on a variety of reasons.

Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers will review more closely below.

Wayside Jail is an Overflow Facility

So, if you’re loved one is housed at Wayside, there’s no reason to be alarmed.  It’s just simply one of the locations that the LA county sheriffs house people.

I don’t really see the rhyme and reason as to why people would be housed at Wayside versus county jail versus Twin Towers.

They only have so much room in the Men’s Central jail on Bauchet Street and in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility.

So, that’s why they’ve got to have that overflow facility. Nobody knows for sure why inmates are housed in certain areas, whether it be county jail, Wayside or Twin Towers.

Another issue that that is unclear as to why the sheriffs continue to transfer people back and forth between county jail, Wayside and Twin Towers.

The visiting there is fairly ease.  You just have to go to the sheriff’s website and set up your visit.  It will give you the hours and what you need to do.

But all three of the facilities — Wayside, twin towers, county jail — are about the same as far as how they hold the inmates and their ability to hold the inmates.

Contact The Hedding Law Firm for Help

So, if you or a family member is housed in Wayside and you have a criminal case pending in Los Angeles county, pick up the phone and make the call.  I’m ready to help you.

I’ve handled thousands of cases in the LA county criminal justice system.  I’ve been to all of the facilities in Wayside and know the protocol there very well, along with the lockdowns that can occur.Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

I know how to visit people at Wayside, and obviously, know how to get a successful result in a criminal case that’s being heard in Los Angeles county.

I see clients all the time at Wayside. It’s fairly easy. Attorneys have a much easier time going into the jail facilities than family and the public.

So, if you have a loved who is in Wayside who needs to be seen and who you are concerned about and are looking to hire a lawyer for, pick up the phone and make the call.

I’ve been doing this for almost 27 years now and have handled countless cases, seen a lot of people over at the Wayside jail.

I know how to get in and out of there.  I know how to talk to them and kind of get a game plan together for their criminal case so they can get out of custody as soon as possible.

Pick up the phone and ask for a meeting with Ron Hedding.  The Hedding Law Firm is located in Los Angeles County and offers a free case evaluation.