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Allowed Property for Female Inmates

The items listed below are acceptable for possession by female inmates:


Baby oil

Baby powder

Beverage Items/Food items

Books (personal, religious, and library)

Clear Plastic Zip Lock Baggy

Cold cream

Clasp envelope

Comb (non-metal, no rat-tail)

Contact lenses with plastic case

Cough drops

Dental Floss ("Cybersonic Floss" or equivalent, pre-strung plastic arch)


Denture cleaner

Denture grip

Deodorant (non-aerosol)

Disposable douche

Emery boards

Envelopes (legal or regular)

Eyebrow pencil


Eye shadow

Greetings cards (5" x 7" max)

Hair brush


Hair conditioner

Hair gel

Hair net

Hair rollers

Hand lotion

Hearing aid (extra batteries kept by medical staff only)

Legal folder



Liquid makeup


Mail (personal letters, post cards, telegrams)


Medical alert bracelet


Mouthwash (alcohol free)

Face Cleanser

Pencils (wooden without metal eraser tip)

Petroleum Jelly

Photos (3" x 5" Min 4" x 6" Max)

Playing cards

Legal material including correspondence


Razor (disposable only, quantity 1)



Shower cap

Stamps (U.S. postage)

Sunglasses (medically prescribed or as needed while performing work assignments)


Facial Tissues

Tooth brush

Tooth paste

Vending cards (only those assigned to inmate, up to three)

Wedding band (plain, no stones)

Writing tablet

Disinfectant wipes


Styrofoam cup

Pony O's

Soap dish

Notebook paper

15" x 10" Document file

The items listed below are acceptable for possession by female inmates with the allowable quantities indicated.


Blanket 1

Sheet or mattress cover 1

Towel 1

Wash cloth 1

L.A. County issued jail uniform 1 set

L.A. County issued jail shoes 1 pr.

Nightgown 1

Shower shoes 1 pr.

Jacket 1

Socks 2 pr.

Undershirt 2

Bras 5

Panties 5


Exceptions to the above, for special inmate work assignments or weather conditions, shall require individual units to establish unit orders specific to their needs, (e.g., additional blankets, boots, jackets, etc.).

Excess clothing and linen items (any clothing or linen other than those items issued to inmates for a particular unit's clothing schedules or work assignments) are considered contraband.

Inmates assigned to the intake area of mental health housing shall be governed by Custody Division Manual section 5-01/050.00, "Handling of Suicidal Inmates."

Inmates assigned to one-man cells, in other than mental health housing shall have the standard mattress cover and bed sheets removed. To maintain compliance with California Title 15, the top bed sheet and mattress cover shall be replaced with a second blanket.

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