El Monte Jail
Prisoners sentenced in Los Angeles county are generally sent to El Monte Jail in the city of El Monte, The address of record for El Monte Jail is 11333 Valley Blvd. This is located in El Monte, CA, 91731-3227, a city in Los Angeles. Always call the jail to verify that an inmate is at that location and can receive visitors before traveling.
Prisons in CA like El Monte Jail can often make it difficult and costly for inmates to call the outside. Some prisons charge over $10 a minute to make a long distance phone call. The best way to avoid these fees is to set up a local phone number that will ring your phone number(s) no matter where you live. Securtel.us provides this service and you can reach them at inmate calls
. To send mail to an inmate you can visit send postcards
. Once you are able to communicate with your inmate, you can start making plans for visitation. There are many types of prison facility in CA. City Jails, County Jails, State Jails and State Penitentiaries. Each will have it's own rules and times for visitation, calls and mail.
El Monte Jail is a Police Department Jail. It's important to know the type of prison facility because this will largely determine what is permitted. Prison is expensive. Phone calls are the most costly, especially without a local number, But also items an inmate needs like soap, envelopes and stamps will all cost money. So the first thing to do is ensure phone calls are economical so you can discuss a budget.
El Monte Jail is in the PST time zone. So make adjustments in your call times if you aren't in that same timezone. It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about El Monte Jail with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.