FACility 8 Detention Facility

Facility 8 Detention Facility

446 Alta Rd., Ste. 5300

San Diego, CA 92158

(619) 210-0327



Visit Schedule

Detention Facility 8 is a medium security facility built in conjunction with the George F. Bailey Detention Facility (GBDF) in 1991.  It is a mirror image of the cell housing units found at GBDF. 


From 1991 to 2006, the County of San Diego leased the unit and associated land to the Wackenhut Corporation and then to the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).  On June 1, 2006, by contractual agreement, the original housing unit was returned to the County of San Diego.  Renovations to bring the facility up to standards immediately began.


New Traffic Pattern

Improvements to Hwy 905 have resulted in a change in traffic patterns approaching the George Bailey Detention Complex. Click the image above to see the new approach.

Facility 8 contains three housing modules - two modules with 34 double occupancy cells, and one with 32 double occupancy cells - for a total of 200 beds. Although Facility 8 is designed as a maximum security jail, only low-medium security inmates classified between level I and III are housed.

Facility 8's visitor and information office in addition to the beautifully landscaped visit yard allows for professional visitation and provides each inmate the opportunity to receive two half-hour supervised outdoor contact visits per week. A newly refurbished exercise yard will allow for at least three hours per week of recreation / exercise per inmate and a redesigned multi-purpose room will allow for the delivery of drug dependency counseling, religious services, and educational programs.

Inmates’ minor medical needs are addressed through a daily nurse’s sick call and medication distribution. More serious medical needs and dental care are provided at GBDF. All meals will be prepared at the Central Production Center Kitchen and delivered three times per day.