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Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility
1627 South Hargrave
Banning, CA 92220

951-922-7300

The Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility is the main jail in Riverside County California. While the police in the cities and towns in Riverside County can arrest and detain offenders, the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility is the facility that is accredited by California to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility, located at:
1627 South Hargrave
Banning, CA 92220 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 951-922-7300.

The main reason that people call 951-922-7300 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Riverside County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Riverside County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility has approximately 30400 bookings, with a daily average of 1520 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 380.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Riverside County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the California Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Riverside County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the California Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Riverside County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Riverside County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Riverside County.


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Riverside County follow these instructions:

Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose California.
  • Choose Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. California to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. California to California) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Riverside County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Riverside County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Riverside County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Riverside County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility follow these steps:

  • Select California, then select Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Riverside County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Riverside County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Riverside County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Riverside County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Riverside County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Riverside 1,520


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

1627 South Hargrave
Banning, CA 92220


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate's Full Name, Booking Number
Smith Correctional Facility
1627 South Hargrave
Banning, CA 92220


Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility in California?
There are 1520 inmates in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility in California. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 30400 offenders were booked into the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility in California. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility.

How many people work at the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility in California?
The Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility maintains a staff of approximately 380. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. California law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 951-922-7300 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a California prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility in California?
The Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility address and phone number is: 1627 South Hargrave
Banning, CA 92220. Their phone number is 951-922-7300. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility?
Call 951-922-7300 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Riverside County Jail - Banning Correctional Facility.

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