- Correctional Facilities
- Inmate Information
- Jail Visiting and Schedules
- Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
260 N. Spring Street
Blythe, CA 92225
30755-B Auld Road
Murrieta, CA 92563
82675 St. Hwy. 111
Indio, CA 92201
1627 S. Hargrave Street
Banning, CA 92220
4000 Orange Street
Riverside, CA 92501
List of jails and corresponding court calendar.
Use this online database to find an inmates booking number.
Find out about mailing specific information to inmates.
Money may be deposited into an inmate’s account. Inmates may use the money to purchase snacks, hygiene items, phone cards, and writing materials.
You may order inmate supplies on their behalf.
Inmate personal property that can be picked up is limited to personal property other than clothing and money.
Voting Rights: Persons with a Criminal History
Visiting Inmates General Rules
Call the visiting number, listed on each facility page, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule a visit one day prior to the desired visiting date.
- Blythe Jail
- Cois M. Byrd Detention Center
- John J. Benoit Detention Center
- Larry D. Smith Correctional
- Robert Presley Detention Center
The following general rules apply to all Riverside County correctional facilities. Each facility has unique visiting hours and visitor requirements, so please check that facility’s page before scheduling your visit.
- Inmates are allowed a maximum of two visits per week and each visit is approximately 45 minutes.
- Valid picture identification is required to visit an inmate (this includes all forms of government identification cards).
- Visitors may be subject to a search of their person and belongings by correctional staff and are subject to warrant checks and arrest.
- Visitors must be 18 years or older to visit. If applicable, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Visitors are only allowed to visit with the inmate they signed up to visit. You may not change or trade inmates with another visitor. Once a visitor departs the visitation area, the visit with the inmate is terminated.
- Public restrooms are available at each facility.
- For attorney or special visits, please contact the facility where the inmate is housed to schedule a visit.
- No alcohol, illegal drugs, weapons, tear gas/O.C. dispensers, cameras, and/or knives are allowed in the visiting area.
- Any visitor bringing illegal contraband into the visiting area is subject to arrest.
- No smoking is allowed in any part of the jail including the lobby.
- No food or drink is allowed in the lobby and visiting areas.
- All visitors must dress in appropriate attire. Visitors who fail to comply with the dress code will be denied their visit. Visitors’ clothing must not refer to gang affiliation, display sexual or lewd comments or pictures, or have the potential for being offensive to others. Clothing must cover the upper torso and lower/mid body parts. Skirts must be at least to mid-thigh length.
- All visitors will be required to sign a waiver.
- All visitors will receive a temperature screening prior to entering the facility.
- All visitors are required to wear a mask while in the facility (masks will not be provided).
- Social distancing must be maintained at all times.
- Visiting areas will be sanitized before each visit.
- Any visitor committing a criminal act anywhere on jail property is subject to arrest.
- Violation of any of the above rules by a visitor may subject him/her to loss of visiting privileges.
- All facilities within the Riverside County Sheriff’s Corrections Division reserve the right to terminate any visit if deemed necessary for security purposes. If this occurs, staff members will ask visitors to safely exit the facility.
Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 is a federal law established to address the elimination and prevention of sexual assault and rape in correctional systems. PREA applies to:
- All federal, state, and local prisons
- Police lock-ups
- Private facilities
- Community settings such as residential facilities
Major Provisions of PREA
- Develop standards for detection, prevention, reduction, and punishment of prison rape.
- Collect and disseminate information on the incidence of prison rape.
How Does PREA Apply to Jails?
PREA seeks to ensure that jails and other correctional settings protect inmates from sexual assault, sexual harassment, "consensual sex" with employees, and inmate-on-inmate sexual assault. These violations affect security and staff safety, and pose long-term risks to inmates and staff inside jails, and to the public when victimized inmates are released into the community.
PREA requires jails to keep data regarding inmate-on-inmate sexual assaults, nonconsensual sexual acts, and staff sexual misconduct.
Zero-Tolerance for Sexual Abuse
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has a zero-tolerance sexual abuse policy. It is the policy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department that sexual abuse with a business association with the Department, is prohibited. This could be by any of the following:
- Contracted agency
- Non-Department member
No individual, no matter his or her title or position has the authority to commit or allow sexual abuse.
Reporting a Sexual Assault
If you were the victim of a sexual assault while in the custody of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, or if you know of an incident of sexual assault or abuse of a person in custody you may report it to the Sheriff’s Department by using the following:
- Submit an online PREA sexual abuse form
- Contact your nearest Sheriff’s Station and make a report
The PREA Resource Center website has additional information on standards, policy and research.