The Orange County Jail Complex is composed of the Central Men’s Jail, Central Women’s Jail, Intake/Release Center and the Transportation Bureau. Under the direction of the Division Commander, Paul D’Auria, the complex is supervised by 650 men and women to enforce safety and security, while housing and booking Orange County inmates.
The four complexes are uniquely inter-connected by a series of corridors and tunnels to promote associability and movement between the four facilities. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department opened the Central Men’s and Central Women’s Jail in 1968, which is a traditional cell block facility. The Orange County inmates of these facilities are both sentenced and pre-trial maximum security.
To promote a safer and more effective environment to process newly booked, newly released and transfers to other facilities, the Intake/Release Center was opened in 1988. The multistory configuration consists of self-contained housing areas for the protection of the Orange County inmates and staff. This facility is also where Orange County inmate information is gathered and processed for booking.
The Transportation Bureau plays a large role in the responsibilities of the Complex, including the transportation of Orange County inmates to court, work locations, state prison, hospitals and other county jails.
With the collaboration of all complex employees, each facility provides safety and security without compromise.