Pitchess Detention Center - North Facility            BACK

Jail Facilities:

Pitchess Detention Center
- East Facility
- North Facility

North County Correctional Facility 

Mira Loma Detention Center

Men's Central Jail 

Twin Towers 


Capt. Ray Leyva

29320 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91384

Business Phone:
(Inmate information is not available
at the above phone number)

Inmate information is
available 24 hours a day
by calling (213) 473-6100.

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directions,and additional
general information


Pitchess Detention Center North Facility is a maximum security complex capable of housing 1,500 inmates. The facility's current population is pre-sentenced and sentenced male inmates with security levels ranging from low to high. The inmate housing area consists of four individual concrete modules each containing four dormitory style living quarters, eight disciplinary cells, a multipurpose room, a medical center, a visiting center, and three security stations. Each dormitory has the capacity to house 96 inmates. The dormitories were designed with the intention of creating a safe and secure, self-contained living environment. Each dormitory has a sleeping area, dining area, which also doubles as a day-room, and restroom facilities. Each dormitory has access to an exercise yard.

Constructed in 1987 at a cost of $41,000,000.00, the facility originally operated under South Facility's command. Exactly four years later, North Facility experienced its first, of several, major operational changes. In October 1991, North Facility gained independence from South Facility when it was assigned a unit commander and operations staff, and became a separate unit. Since 1991, many operational changes have taken place. The most recent change occurred in November 2001, the date marking the curtailment of South Facility. As a result of the curtailment, North Facility immediately inherited control of the Ranch field operations, and the unit commander was given the task to plan and implement the reopening of South Facility. South Facility, then known as North Annex, reopened in the summer of 2002.

In October of 2007 North Annex once again became a separate unit.  North Annex was re-opened with it's own Captain and command staff as South Facility.


North Facility offers inmates religious services, jail stores, school programs, substance abuse meetings, medical services, inmate services, and weekend and holiday visitation.