- Correctional Facilities
- Inmate Information
- Jail Visiting and Schedules
- Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
- Sheriff's Inmate Training and Education Bureau (SITE-B)
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.
- 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 Office has a zero-tolerance sexual abuse policy. It is the policy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s that sexual abuse with a business association with the Sheriff's Office, is prohibited. This could be by any of the following:
- Contracted agency
- Non-member of the Sheriff's Office
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 Office, 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 Office by using the following:
- Submit an online PREA sexual abuse form
- Contact your nearest Sheriff’s Station and make a report
- For third-party reporting, contact WeTip
The PREA Resource Center website has additional information on standards, policy and research.
The Sheriff’s Inmate Training and Education Bureau (SITE-B) operates within the Corrections Division of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. Programs and services are offered through SITE-B which target individualized reentry and transition needs, career technical education, job readiness, vocational and occupational skills training, substance abuse, criminal thinking and behaviors, and the specialized needs of incarcerated Veterans. Additionally, adult basic education, literacy, religious and volunteer services, inmate support services, plus interagency and community-based partnerships provide linkages.
How can we help? Have questions? Have a story how SITE-B programs changed your life? We want to hear from you!! One of our dedicated team members will be happy to assist with everything from replacing missing certificates to providing resources for a job search. We would like to share your positive message of recovery and success on this website to help others realize they can change too!
Please contact us at SITE-B@riversidesheriff.org
The ReSET Project
The Reentry Services Enhancing Transition (ReSET) Project is a comprehensive approach to provide and develop an individualized strategic plan prior to release, with the goal of establishing a stable, self-sufficient and sustaining transition process. SITE-B reentry services, an interagency collaboration, provide awareness, assessments, preparation and planning, to identify risks, needs, and resources for successful reintegration into the community. Incarcerated individuals may also attend workshops which focus on job search skills including building a resume, interviewing techniques, and more. The ReSET Project serves to assist with resources for stable housing, employment, finances, medical and mental health services, transportation, education, and family reunification.
ABC’s Reading Project
The Audio-Book Children stories (ABCs) Reading Project engages qualified incarcerated individuals who have a parental or custodial role with a young child age ten and under, to record (in their own voice) an audio book to be sent to their child while they are serving their sentence. The SITE-B counseling team work with inmates to help reinforce family reunification goals, and the project is used toward re-establishing family relationships and support. Each book is accompanied with a letter from SITE-B regarding the message of the book, purpose of the project, and contact information of the counselor. The project provides a means for families to stay connected through a positive experience.
Veterans Enrichment and Transition (VET)
The Veterans Enrichment and Transition (VET) program addresses the specific risks that increase the likelihood to re-offend and the reentry needs of the incarcerated Veterans. The program incorporates cognitive based therapeutic curriculum, lifestyle balance, mental health support groups, vocational education classes, and transition planning for reentry. SITE-B collaborates with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies providing services for Veterans.
Culinary Arts Program
The Culinary Arts Program provides specialized training through the operation of two distinct programs. The Barista Program provides practical training for gainful employment as a barista. The Culinary Arts Program provides culinary skills training by chefs and is in partnership with the College of the Desert. Participants are able to earn certificates. Both programs also incorporate food safety training, and all participants earn their Food Handlers Certificate.
Vocational and Occupational Technology Skills Training
Participants in the Vocational and Occupational Skills Training programs receive Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) training and certification. They learn and practice occupational skill sets in accordance with state and national standards and occupational competencies including Construction Technology, Landscape Technology, Welding Technology, Custodial Occupations, and more. The Construction Technology program incorporates curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). This curriculum on trade and technical subjects includes practical training experience and academic instruction delivered in partnership with the Riverside County Office of Education – Desert Edge School.
SITE-B operates Greybar Print shop established in 2000, providing vocational training on state-of-the-art digital printers for participants completing the Print Graphics coursework. It is both a training facility and commercial print shop for incarcerated individuals to develop marketable skills for today's workforce while learning fundamental job skills. Participants learn graphic design software programs, digital operating systems, and print production. Greybar is known for delivering high quality printing to the Sheriff's Office, other County agencies, and non-profit organizations.
Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) operates Desert Edge School (DES) within the detention facilities. DES is an adult school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), providing Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult Secondary Education (ASE), and vocational training. Students may enroll in academic courses for high school diploma or prepare for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET).
Career Technical Education (CTE) courses develop skill sets through hands-on-training in demand occupations, such as Construction Technology, Welding, Computer Information Systems, and Graphics Technology.
The Detention Volunteer Program is an integral part of the Corrections Division and its members are the foundation of its success. Our volunteers represent many faith-based organizations and support affiliations and they are committed to public service. Through their efforts they bring encouragement, support, and inspiration to those who attend their services while in custody. Our volunteers are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of people each day.
- All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
- Legal resident of the United States
- No pending misdemeanor or felony court cases
- Valid driver’s license or identification card
- Must form a group of five (unless joining an established group)
- Identify a group leader
- Group must represent a sponsoring organization that is in good standing with the community
We understand that volunteers may have had contact with the criminal justice system in the past and that these life experiences are shared as part of the organization’s message.
Each volunteer application is reviewed case-by-case, but it is generally required that volunteers are free of criminal convictions, probation, parole, and drug use for at least three (3) years. Certain crimes may require a longer period free from criminal conviction.
Application Process and Background Check
The first step to becoming a member of the Detention Volunteer Program is to complete the Security Clearance Application for Detention Volunteer Services. This application can be obtained by clicking on the link below.