Riverside Detention Center – Murrieta, CA

Riverside Detention Center is in Riverside County and is the jail for this area. Know somebody locked up at Riverside Detention Center? This guide gives you info about anything related to Riverside Detention Center,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Riverside Detention Center? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Riverside Detention Center
30755-B Auld Road
Murrieta, CA 92563

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to see who is in jail at Riverside Detention Center you have to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Riverside Detention Center Inmate Roster has information on people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here, too: California County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They will take one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Riverside Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Riverside Detention Center. When viewing online you will need to input the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Riverside Detention Center site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Typically, prisoners in the Riverside Detention Center will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Riverside Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Riverside Detention Center

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Bail Schedule

In California bail amounts are predetermined by by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the ultimate say on how much your bail will be. The California Felony Bail Schedule includes each and every crime included in California and the exact bail you will have to pay for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, such as your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring required items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Riverside Detention Center is:

Riverside Detention Center
30755-B Auld Road
Murrieta, CA 92563

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Riverside Detention Center
30755-B Auld Road
Murrieta, CA 92563


The mail policy at Riverside Detention Center can change, so we suggest that you check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Riverside County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Riverside County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your case are maintained at Riverside County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides on your case in court. They do several different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you need to query the Riverside County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Riverside County court website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Riverside County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to see the precise address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the Riverside County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t learn if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Riverside County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List:

    Riverside County Top Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Riverside County jail is very scary, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Riverside Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Riverside Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to someone in jail at Riverside Detention Center can change, so we suggest that you review the official Riverside Detention Center site before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Riverside Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Riverside Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Riverside Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Riverside Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Riverside Detention Center? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Riverside Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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  1. Jessica says:

    I miss my Jeff so much.. hope u know how much u mean to me!

  2. Martha says:

    I miss you more than ever Gonzalo. I love you daddy!

  3. Cecilia C. says:

    I miss you Andrew A. I pray to god that you will get out soon. Keep your head to the sky! I love you!

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