The Men's and Women's Central Jails are traditional style cell block and dormitory jail facilities which house both sentenced and pre-trial maximum security inmates. The linear design requires inmates to be moved to services such as meals, roof recreation, visiting, either individually, in small groups or via mass movement. Both the Central Men's Jail and the Central Women's Jail provide for the custody of persons arrested for crimes within Orange County pending disposition by due process of law as well as those sentenced to the County Jail. The Central Men’s Jail entire 2nd floor is dedicated to housing and treating the medical needs of inmates throughout the Central Jail Complex. In addition to providing for the care and custody of the persons in the jails, the Sheriff's Department provides opportunities for vocational and educational training for inmates housed in these facilities.
Public visiting occurs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
CJ1 Arraignment Courtroom
CJ1 arraignment courtroom began operation on October 28th and is conducting approximately 25 to 70 arraignments per day. CJ1 is located at the Central Men’s Jail in the old video arraignment room. Eventually every inmate booked and held for court will have their arraignment conducted at CJ1 countywide. CJ1’s goal is to accommodate approximately 200 arraignments per day. The new facility was designed for maximum efficiency and to further enhance the timely arraignment of new bookings. The location and design of the facility will reduce transportation time and costs associated with arraignments conducted at various courtrooms around the county. It will also streamline the court system by bundling court cases, allowing inmates to address all their open cases from a central location.