Riverside County Jail Information
When law enforcement arrests an individual in Riverside County, the individual is held in custody at one of the following jail facilities:
- The Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside
- Indio Jail
- Blythe Jail
- The Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta
- The Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning
Where an arrestee is being held depends upon the location of the arrest. Law enforcement in Riverside will likely hold individuals at the jail located nearest to the place of arrest.
How to Locate an Inmate in Riverside County
In order to find out where your loved one is being held, you can directly call the jail where you believe your loved one is being held or you can use the Riverside County inmate locator system by clicking here. Note that you will need to provide the full name and date of birth of your loved one in order to locate him or her.
You can also look up the case information of a loved one using the Riverside Superior Court Public Access system. This will give you access to important case information and upcoming court dates.
If you wish to contact an individual who is being held in custody, you must either visit the jail facility in person or accept a phone call from the person. However, individuals who are booked in Riverside County jail will only receive one free outgoing phone call. You may need to send the inmate a prepaid calling card so that he or she can contact you.
Our Riverside criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich know the Riverside court system. Contact our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 so we can help you locate and contact your loved one who is being held in custody.
The Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside
The Robert Presley Detention Center is also referred to as “the Old Jail” or the Riverside County jail. It is located at:
Riverside County Jail
4000 Orange St
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 955-4500
Visiting Hours: 9 am – 5 pm daily
The Riverside County Jail is a temporary holding facility that houses up to 1,100 inmates. It is one of the two Riverside County jail facilities that holds women. Inmates stay at the Robert Presley Detention Center until:
- They post bail or are released on their own recognizance
- They appear in court for their arraignment, or
- Their criminal case concludes
If an individual is convicted of a crime, he or she will no longer be held at the Presley Detention Center. Instead, he or she will be transferred to another Riverside County jail facility or sent to a California state prison to serve any sentence that is imposed by the court.
In order to visit a loved one being held at the Presley Detention Center, you must call (951) 341-8888 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a visit. Inmates being held at this facility are allowed two 45-minute-long visits during a seven-day period. Each visit can include up to two adults and two children (children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian).
You must check in for your visit at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of your visit. Public parking can be found on the streets surrounding the jail and at two parking structures on the corner of Lemon St and 12th St.
Individuals who are arrested in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, or anywhere in the Coachella Valley will likely be booked and held at the Indio Jail. The Indio Jail facility is located at:
46057 Oasis St
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 863-8252
Click here for visiting hours
The Indio Jail houses inmates who were arrested and are awaiting an arraignment as well as convicted individuals who are serving a jail sentence.
Inmates at the Indio Jail are allowed two 45-minute visits per week. Visits can include up to two visitors and one infant. Visitors must sign in 45 minutes before their scheduled visit and are allowed 30 minutes to complete the process of signing in.
Visitors to the Indio Jail are not allowed to bring anything to inmates and must follow a strict dress code. An individual wearing clothing that violates the dress code will be prohibited from visiting an inmate. Prohibiting clothing includes:
- Anything relating to gang affiliation
- Any article of clothing that depicts sexual or lewd comments or images
- Clothing that is too revealing, and
- Articles of clothing that is potentially offensive to others
The Indio Jail staff reserves the right to deny any visitor admission into the facility if they believe he or she may pose a threat to safety.
Parking is available in the Larson Justice Center visitor parking spaces across the street from the Indio Jail.
The Blythe Jail serves as both a prison facility for the city of Blythe and surrounding small cities in Riverside County and as a place to hold inmates awaiting transfer to other jails and prisons. It is located at:
260 N. Spring St
Blythe, CA 92225
Phone: (760) 921-5780
Click here to see the visiting schedule by tank number
Those who wish to visit a loved one at the Blythe Jail must call (951) 341-8888 at least 24 hours ahead of time to schedule a visit date and time.
Each visit can include up to two adults and two children. Visitors must sign in 15 minutes before their scheduled visit time. Public parking is available at the front of the jail.
The Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta
The Southwest Detention Center is located in Murrieta and is also known as the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center. This facility holds both individuals who have been convicted of a crime and are serving out their sentence, and arrestees until they:
- Post bail or are released on their own recognizance
- Appear for their arraignment, or
- Their criminal case has concluded
If your loved one was arrested in Murrieta, Temecula, Lake Elsinore or Canyon Lake, he or she is likely being held at The Southwest Detention Center. It is located at:
Southwest Detention Center
30755-B Auld Road
Murrieta, CA 92563
Phone: (951) 696-3050
Visiting Hours: 8 am – 10 pm daily
The facility is located next door to the Riverside County Superior Courthouse and the Southwest Sheriff’s Station and Temecula Police Department building. These facilities make up the Southwest Justice Center. Parking is available throughout the facility.
To schedule a visit with an inmate at the Southwest Detention Center, call (951) 696-3470 at least 24 hours before your planned visit. Inmates are allowed two 45-minute visits per week. Both visits can occur on the same day, but one visit must be in the morning and one must take place in the evening. All visits must be scheduled by appointment.
Visits can consist of up to two adults and two children (and children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian). You must check in for a visit at least 10 minutes before the scheduled visit start time.
The Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning
Originally used as a Japanese internment camp during World War II, the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning is one of the largest jail facilities in Riverside County. The facility houses both convicted individuals serving a sentence in custody and those who were arrested until have:
- Posted bail or have been released on their own recognizance
- Appeared in court for their arraignment, or
- Concluded their criminal case
The Banning Jail is located at:
The Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility
1627 South Hargrave St
Banning, CA 92220
Phone: (951) 922-7300
Visiting Hours: 9 am – 8:40 pm daily
The Banning Jail is known for having a variety of modern programs aimed to rehabilitate inmates rather than simply punish them. Services available to both men and women at the Smith Correctional Facility include:
- Substance abuse treatment programs
- Counseling services
- Vocational training
- Educational services
The Banning Jail also has an on-site commercial printing shop, centralized warehouse and laundry services that employ inmates who have demonstrated good behavior. Religious services are available for inmates every Sunday.
Inmates are permitted two 40-minute visits each week. Visits can include up to two people at a time, including children.
Guests are not required to schedule visits ahead of time, but calling in prior to planning a visit is encouraged because visiting hours can vary based on the unit the inmate is being housed. You must arrive to the jail at least one hour before you wish to visit an inmate.
There is parking available in a lot west of the main gate at the Banning Jail.
Posting Bail at a Riverside County Jail
Bail can be posted at the lobby of the jail where your loved one is being held at any time of the day or night.
Before you post bail, you should speak to our experienced criminal defense lawyers to find out how hiring an attorney before you post bail could save you thousands of dollars.
More information about bail can be found on our Riverside bail page.
Call Our Experienced Riverside Criminal Defense Attorneys for Help Today
If your loved one has been arrested in Riverside County, you should speak to a skilled and knowledgeable Riverside criminal defense lawyer immediately. At Wallin & Klarich, our criminal lawyers have been successfully defending people accused of crimes in Riverside for more than 35 years. We can help you now.
Our experienced criminal lawyers know how the Riverside criminal justice system works. Our law firm can help your loved one protect his or her rights and may be able to help you save thousands of dollars on bail in the process.
Contact our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 so we can begin to help you with your case.