Smith Correctional - Riverside County Inmate Visitation

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Smith Correctional - Riverside County

Address:
(also known as) Larry D Smith Facility Correctional Facility
1627 S. Hargrave Street
Banning, CA 92220

Phone:

951-922-7300

Schedule a Visit with an Inmate at the Smith Correctional - Riverside County

The Smith Correctional - Riverside County believes in the importance of their inmates having an opportunity to have visits from family and friends. When an inmate is released he or she needs to return home, and closeness to their family is one of the strongest reasons that keeps them from getting in trouble again.

One way that Smith Correctional - Riverside County is able to accomplish this is with on-site visitation, and video visitation using iweb visit.

The benefits of inmate visitation are:

  • It keeps inmates happy.
  • Allows the inmates to stay in touch with friends, family and children.
  • It is used as a way to control bad behavior, as inmates could lose this privilege if they act out.

For more information on scheduling visits, call the facility at 951-922-7300, sign up with iweb visit, or scroll down for a complete section of Visiting Hours, Signing up and Registering with iweb visit, and Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, including dress codes, rules and guidelines.

Inmate Visiting Hours at the Smith Correctional - Riverside County

Smith Correctional - Riverside County INMATE VISITATION SCHEDULE

ON-SITE VISITS
(also known as) Larry D Smith Facility Correctional Facility
1627 S. Hargrave Street
Banning, CA 92220
Jail - 951-922-7300 

  • Inmates are allowed a maximum of two visits per week and each visit is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Each inmate is allowed a maximum two visitors per visit.
  • You have to be 18 or be with an adult. You must have an ID. Nothing can be brought into visits.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask while in the facility (masks will not be provided).
  • All other rules are common sense rules and are listed below this schedule.

IMPORTANT - Every Housing Unit and Every Cell has designated visitation days and times.

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00AM - 10:00PM
MONDAY 9:00AM - 10:00PM
TUESDAY 9:00AM - 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00AM - 10:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00AM - 10:00PM
FRIDAY 9:00AM - 10:00PM
SATURDAY 9:00AM - 10:00PM

 

** Lawyers and Clergy must call 951-922-7300 in order to make visitation arrangements.

Visitation Information for Smith Correctional - Riverside County

Smith Correctional - Riverside County uses iWebVisit for Inmate Video Visitation. 

  • All visits are by appointment and first-come, first-serve.
  • If you are using a desktop or laptop computer, the iWebVisit platform can be used with all operating systems.
  • If you are using a tablet computer or mobile cellular device, the iWebVisit platform works with the Android operating system.
  • The iWebVisit system may NOT support the iPhone or iPad, however an Apple MAC Book laptop is supported. The app for iPhones/iPads is coming soon so please check back regularly on their website or in the App Store.

NOTE: For the best quality video experience, please ensure that you have the latest updates available for both your operating system and Google Chrome Browser.
How much does iWebVisit Cost?
The cost for a 15-20 minute visit varies.
It can be as low as $3.00 in some facilities, or as high as $8.00. Prices may change with no notice.
Check the pricing for Smith Correctional - Riverside County here.
How do I pay for iWebVisit?
You can pay for an iWebVisit with a major credit or debit card.
You can also use a pre-paid money card, as long as you register it with your personal information prior to using it on this platform.
How does iWebVisit video visitation work?
1. Create a free account.
2. “Choose A Facility” and then select the facility you want to visit with. Whatever facility you choose will become your “Default” facility each time you log in.
3. Click “Schedule a Visit” and enter the inmate name and inmate number. Select either “Visit Now” or “Schedule Visit Later” and choose an available date and time.
After your visit payment is processed, you may begin visiting at your scheduled time. 
Tutorial - Visual Instructions here.
The next time you return, just sign in to your account and you are ready to schedule new visits.
Can I use iWebVisit from the jail lobby if I don’t have a computer?
No. You can only use these video visitation services from your own computer or device.
How does the Inmate Know I am Logged in and Ready to Visit?
Visits are first come, first serve and an appointment must be made by you.
Your inmate will be notified of the date of your video visit once you secure a time.
How do you get refunds?
Go here for refunds.
How often can you visit?
The number of times you can visit each week is a policy determined by this jail, typically twice a week, although visitation frequency is subject to change based on security circumstances . 
Who do you contact if you are having any problems?
iWebVisit support is available 7 Days a week during normal visitation hours: (5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. EST)
LIVE CHAT: You can use LIVE CHAT on iWebVisits Website. The Chat Box is at the bottom right corner of your screen.
EMAIL: You can email any questions you may have to: [email protected]
TELEPHONE: 775-434-8748. During peak times, you may need to get a call back.
What are the Rules for using iWebVisit at Smith Correctional - Riverside County
All Remote Visitation sessions are reserved in advance, prepaid, and non-refundable.
All visitors are responsible for having working equipment and a strong internet connection. 
Unsuccessful visits due to your own equipment, browser, and internet issues cannot be credited.
If a visit is cancelled for any reason at least 24 hours in advance of the visit, you will automatically receive a prepaid code for future use. This code will be sent to your email.
If a visit is not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance you will NOT receive a prepaid code for future use.
After a visit is scheduled, the time of the visit cannot be changed.
If you miss a visit for any reason, no waiver code can be provided as the visit session was held for you whether you attended or not.
If you schedule a “Same-Day” visit and cancel or miss it for any reason, no waiver code can be provided as the visit session was held for you whether you attended or not.
If you are an attorney or clergy and want to schedule a ‘confidential visit’, you need to email pictures of your state-issued identification (and bar card for lawyers) to be granted confidential status. Please follow these directions.
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If you experience any technical difficulties with your device, please contact iWebVisit at 775-434-8748 before, or during your visit. If you are using your mobile device for the visit, click on “hang up” and call them while your visit is happening.

Register to Visit with an Inmate in the Smith Correctional - Riverside County

Can I visit an inmate in Smith Correctional - Riverside County custody?

Yes, Smith Correctional - Riverside County, as well as all jails, allows you to visit an inmate.

By federal law, every jail must make provisions for offenders in custody, whether they are pretrial or convicted and sentenced, to receive visits from friends or family. 

Every state has their own policies regarding the amount of time that a jail must provide offenders in their custody, and then every facility gets to set their own rules, number of times, schedules, etc.   Some jails only allow 30 minutes a month. Others as much as an hour every day.

Before visiting, your inmate will have to have put you on an ‘inmate visitor’s list.' Jails can limit this approved list to as few as five people to as many as twenty.

The jail will most likely run a targeted background check on you, checking for outstanding warrants, criminal convictions and other red flags that may indicate to them that you could be a problem for the jail, a bad influence on the inmate or just be someone whose past puts you in violation of their policies.

There are three different types of visitation:

•    Video visitation 
•    In-person non-contact visitation
•    Contact visitation

For security and staffing reasons, many jails have switched to video visitation only. Video visitation, also referred to as remote visitation, is monitored and recorded by the facility. Video visits can either take place using kiosks in the jail’s lobby, from your computer at home, or using an app on your phone.

Most jails, now that the COVID pandemic is behind us, have gone back to ‘in-person non-contact visitation’ even if they have also retained the video visitation programs. In-person visitation takes place in a booth of sorts, with a thick plastic shield separating the inmate and their visitor. Communication is done using old-fashioned telephone receivers like you see in phone booths.

Contact visitation between inmates and visitors in jails is rare. New York is one state that allows this. In a few other states, inmates who have been sentenced for non-violent offenses and are close to being released, may sometimes be allowed contact visits with special permission. A contact visit allows the inmate and visitor a brief hug or kiss, or handshake, both at the beginning and the conclusion of a visit.

Contact visits are also often allowed between inmates and their lawyer, law enforcement officials, and clergy. The downside of any contact visit is that before returning to their units, inmates must undergo a full strip search, which is demoralizing and invasive.

Can I visit an inmate in state prison custody?

Yes, prisons allow you to visit an inmate. Every state has their own limits on the minimum amount of time an inmate is allowed to have for visits from friends or family, however in federal prison, inmates are allowed a minimum of four hours per month.

Once an offender is sentenced to prison, your inmate will have to fill out a document listing you as an approved visitor. If you are not on this list you will not be allowed to visit.

The prison will then run a background check on you, checking for outstanding warrants, criminal convictions and other red flags that may indicate to them that you could be a problem for the jail, a bad influence on the inmate or just be someone whose past puts you in violation of their policies.

Most prisons allow anywhere from ten to twenty approved visitors per inmate, however each visit is limited to no more than four visitors at a time, children included. The list is compiled by the inmate.

Prisons have always allowed contact visits. A contact visit allows the inmate and visitor a brief hug or kiss, or handshake, both at the beginning and the conclusion of a visit. Some state prisons allow inmates and their visitor to hold hands, as long as the hands are on the table where the guards can see them.

However, given the ongoing problem of contraband - namely drugs and tobacco - being smuggled into the prisons by visitors, even the state prisons are moving to non-contact and video visitation. One way the visitors pass drugs to inmates is when they kiss. The drugs, wrapped in a small balloon, are then swallowed by the inmate who passes them through their digestive system later in the privacy of their cell.

What are the scheduled Inmate visitation times at the Smith Correctional - Riverside County?

The jail visitation times change often.  It is advisable to contact the Smith Correctional - Riverside County before planning your visit by calling 951-922-7300.

If the visit is taking place at the Smith Correctional - Riverside County, whether in-person or by video, you will have to schedule the day and time with the jail.

Video visitation times from your home are much more flexible, often because you are not utilizing on of the few terminals in the jail lobby, and because the companies that handle the video visitation for the jail are providing inmates with hand-held computers, in addition to the video terminals they have in their units. 

We try to keep up with the visitation schedules for Smith Correctional - Riverside County, as well as every jail in the country. If we do have the schedule, you will find it on the top of this page.

How often can an inmate get visits?

Every state has their own policies regarding the amount of time that a jail must provide offenders in their custody, and then every facility, including Smith Correctional - Riverside County, gets to set their own rules, number of times, schedules, etc.   

Some jails only allow 30 minutes a month. Others as much as an hour every day.

Some jails require you to make an appointment one week in advance. Others require no appointment and work off the principle of ‘first come, first served’.

Every jail is different, and schedules can change; sometimes due to an emergency, the visit can be cancelled without notice, the moment you arrive at the jail.

Smith Correctional - Riverside County Visitation

We try to keep up with the visitation policies and schedules for Smith Correctional - Riverside County, as well as every jail in the country. If we do have the information on how often an inmate here can get visits, you will find it on the top of this page.

How long is a typical jail inmate’s visit?

An inmate visit can range from 15 minutes to an hour in length. We try to keep up with the visitation information for Smith Correctional - Riverside County, as well as every jail in the country. If we do have the information on how often an inmate here can get visits, you will find it on this page.

Typically, even though an inmate’s visit has a time limit, if you are visiting remotely from your home computer or cell phone, visits can be scheduled led back-to-back, so that even though your visit may have to start and stop every 15-30 minutes, you could visit with each other for hours at a time.

Keep in mind that video visits of this type do have a fee, as you are paying a third-party company. Prices fluctuate, based both on the company and the jail’s policy, but they typically cost about $0.30+- per minute.

How many people can visit an inmate at a jail or prison at one time?

Every jail makes its own policies regarding how many people can visit an inmate at one time. 

The factors that decide on the number of visitors are:

1.    How many people can fit into the visitation area comfortably.
2.    How many staff can oversee the visitation area.
3.    The more people visiting an inmate the more likely that if there is an argument, it is harder to control.

Most jails limit the number of visitors to no more than three or four, with a maximum of two of them being adults.

When doing a video visit from home, there is no limit on how many people can take part in a visit.

What are the inmate visitation rules for Smith Correctional - Riverside County?

Every jail and every prison have their own unique set of rules that must be followed when visiting an inmate, but in general, these are the guidelines:

Most important, you must first be on the inmate's approved visitation list that they create.

•    Expect to have a background check done.
•    Expect to be searched, go through a metal detector or pass a drug sniffing dog.
•    You must be at least 18 years of age. 
•    You must have a valid, government issued photo ID.
•    Recently released inmates are either not allowed or must wait 6-12 months before being approved.
•    Felons must get special permission.
•    Children are allowed but must be with parent(s) or legal guardian. Birth certificate(s) or other legal proof is mandatory.
•    Often babies are not allowed, but if they are, you will be allowed one diaper, one bottle and one teething ring, and maybe a baby carrier.
•    Parents must be always in control of children.
•    You must stay seated at all times.
•    You cannot be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
•    No arguments, loud voices or fighting allowed.
•    No cell phones or any electronic equipment allowed.
•    No cigarettes, drugs, lighters allowed.
•    No purses, handbags or backpacks allowed.
•    No weapons allowed.
•    It is likely that your ID and your car key will be the only things allowed on the visit.

What are the inmate visitation dress codes for Smith Correctional - Riverside County?

In general, all jails and prisons are the same when it comes to dress codes and what you are NOT allowed to wear to a visit. The Smith Correctional - Riverside County is no different.

Jails and prisons don’t want you wearing anything too revealing or too gangster. Here are some of the other types of clothing NOT allowed:

•    Shorts
•    Short skirts or dresses
•    Long skirts or wrap around skirts
•    Sleeveless clothing
•    Low cut shirts or dresses.
•    Underwire bras
•    Skirts or dresses with slits.
•    Sweats or leggings.
•    Tank tops or wife beater shirts.
•    Excess jewelry
•    Hats or headbands
•    See-through clothing
•    Pajamas
•    Sunglasses
•    Wigs or toupees
•    Uniforms or scrubs
•    Heels over 1”

What can I bring to visit an inmate in Smith Correctional - Riverside County?

In general, the only thing you can bring into an inmate in a jail is either your ID and your car key, or if they have lockers, you can bring in the locker key. 

Prisons are a different story. Typically, prisons have vending machines in the visitation area and allow visitors to bring in a clear plastic purse with coins in it, usually totaling no more than $40.00.

What do I have to wear when visiting an inmate?

Refer to the answer above that explains the dress codes, but in general, if want to know what to wear to visit someone in jail, imagine you are visiting someone’s grandmother for the first time… wear that outfit.

Can we hold hands, hug or kiss during inmate visits?

There are no jails in the United States that allow contact visits as a matter of regular policy, except for jails in the state of New York. Thus, the concept of holding hands, kissing or hugging is not relevant.

On the other hand, prisons do allow contact visitors from friends and family. When this is the case, a brief kiss or hug (or handshake) is allowed at the start of the visit and the end of the visit. Holding hands above the table is sometimes allowed in prisons, but not in jails.

Can friends visit inmates in Smith Correctional - Riverside County, or just family?

By law, every inmate is entitled to a visitor, whether family or friend. The only exception to that is youths that are being held in secure juvenile detention centers. The only people allowed to visit them are parents, grandparents, legal guardians, and in some cases, siblings.

In addition, they are also allowed visits from probation officers, lawyers and their caseworkers.

What is a video visit?

Video visitation, also known as remote visitation, is quickly becoming the preferred method for visiting an inmate in jail or prison for the following reasons:

•    It requires little to no staff, versus the staff required to move inmates to and from the visit and watch over the visit. It saves the Smith Correctional - Riverside County money.
•    It removes any opportunity for contraband (drugs) to enter the facility.
•    It can become a profit center for the facility, given that the revenue generated by visits is shared with the jail.
•    While inmates prefer to see family and friends in person, video visitation allows them to visit with them more often, and on a whim.
•    Video visitation gives the inmates and their visitors the feeling of more privacy.

Video visitation from the perspective of the visitor allows them to visit from their home, their car, at work, and even allows them to take their device to a family or religious gathering. It allows them to give their inmate the feeling of belonging and not being forgotten.

Video visitation can take place on a computer, a tablet or a phone. 

Video visitation saves time. Instead of spending hours driving to the jail, checking in, filling out paperwork, potentially being searched, waiting, and then having a 15–30-minute visit, if it isn’t cancelled at the last minute, the visit can be done from anywhere during a short break in the visitor’s day.

If the visitor does not have access to a phone or computer, they can make an appointment ahead of time and use terminals in the lobby of the jail.

You must also be on the inmate's approved list, even for a video visit.

What are the companies that work with the jails and prisons that allow video visits?

There are several different companies that contract with all the jails and prisons that allow video visitation:

These are the companies in alphabetical order:

CIDNET
City Tele Coin
Correct Solutions Group
Correct Pay
Ctel
Gettingout
GTL
Homewav
IC Solutions
Inmate Canteen
Inmate Sales
iwebvisits
JailATM
Jpay
Gettingintouch (netvisit)
NCIC
Prodigy Sales
Reliance
Securus
Smart Communications
Tiger Services
Visitel
In addition, some jails use Microsoft Meeting and Zoom.

What is a conjugal visit?

A conjugal visit is a visit where the inmate is allowed to spend anywhere from several hours to a full weekend with their spouse. These visits are private, not recorded, and take place in a building, and an area of the prison away from the general population.

The purpose of the conjugal visit is to keep the inmate’s relationship with their spouse strong. Some conjugal visits also include the inmate’s children. A swing set and other recreational activities are available for the children to keep occupied.

There are no jails in the United States where conjugal visits are allowed, however the state prisons in California, Connecticut, Washington and New York all allow conjugal visits.

To be eligible, you need to be married, in good standing with the prison, have taken courses that prepare the inmates for these type of visits, and other requirements.

What jails or prisons allow conjugal visits?

Only California, Connecticut, Washington and New York state prisons allow conjugal visits. There are no jails in the United States that allow conjugal visits.

Other countries are much more liberal and some even allow prostitutes to visit the inmates on a weekly basis.

What can I do to appeal if my inmate visits are suspended?

An inmate can get their visitation privileges suspended for their behavior both because of their interactions with staff and inmates, or disobeying policy, or because of their behavior during visitation.

A visitor can get their visitation privileges suspended due to their behavior during an inmate visit or if they violate any of the rules and regulations of inmate visits and/or other jail policies such as mail, phone, email, etc.

If either the inmate or their visitor disagrees with the suspension of their visitation privileges, they need to write a letter explaining their position to the Jail Warden, County Sheriff or the Captain in charge of the facility’s visitation.

Address the letter to:
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The letter should contain the following:

•    Inmate’s full name they were booked under and their Inmate ID# (booking #, etc.). If you know the Unit # and cell #, write that as well.
•    The visitor’s (you) full name, Identification Card number (driver's license, state ID, passport, etc.), home address, telephone number and email address.
•    Explanation of what occurred that led to the suspension, including the date, time, who was the staff member present, whether it was a face-to-face visit or video visit.
•    Why do you believe the suspension was unwarranted.
•    A full-blown apology if it was accidental.
•    Why it’s important to the inmate to continue visitation.
•    What type of suspension you agree to if it happens again.

You should also offer to come to the jail and present your case face-to-face if they are open to the request. It is harder to turn down a person when they are directly in front of you, asking for your help.

In situations like this it is always best to keep the correspondence cordial, professional and detailed. Do not attack the staff member personally. It is always possible that the staff member was having a bad day or was still feeling anxiety or anger from dealing with a previous issue.

Being a correctional officer in a jail or prison is a very difficult thing. They have be ‘on guard’ against physical attacks, manipulations, lies and really bad behavior at all times. They are ‘the enemy’ and they know it. By putting yourself in their shoes when writing or requesting a suspension be reconsidered, goes a long towards a final resolution that you will be pleased with.

Can I visit an inmate in the if I have a criminal record?

In most jails it is required that you fill out a visitation application prior to visiting an inmate. You also have to be approved to be a visitor by the inmate. Even when visiting by video, you will need to give your personal information which includes your driver’s license or state ID number. 

The jail will use this information to do a quick background check on you to see if you have a criminal history or have any outstanding active warrants.

It is most likely that you will also be asked on the application form if you have ever been arrested, been convicted, or spent time in the Smith Correctional - Riverside County. If the answer is yes, they will want details, dates, etc.   If you lie about this and get caught, you will lose your right to visits for a period.  This is usually between one year and indefinitely.

If you are a convicted felon, you will have to apply directly to the sheriff. If you are a spouse, child or parent, you have a pretty good chance of getting approved than if you are just a friend. On the other hand, on rare occasions, some jails have adopted a zero-tolerance policy and never allow felons to visit.

If you recently did time in Smith Correctional - Riverside County, it is most likely that you will not be approved for a visit for a period of six to twelve months, starting on the day of your release. It is rare, but some jails have adopted a zero-tolerance policy and never allow previous inmates to visit, even if your previous conviction was for a misdemeanor.

What if I have a criminal record and the inmate is my child, can I still visit?

As explained in the previous answer, there are generally multiple hoops you must jump through in order to be approved to visit an inmate, if you have a criminal record, specifically if you are a convicted felon, or have recently spent time as an inmate in the Smith Correctional - Riverside County.

However, if you are a parent of a child in jail, that is one of the rare times that the jail will make an exception and allow you to visit.

Can a juvenile in jail or detention get visits?

Juvenile visits are limited to parents, legal guardians and grandparents. Sometimes siblings are allowed, but this is not always the case. If the caseworker or staff of the facility believe that it's in the best interests of the resident to have siblings visit, it will be approved.

Can children visit inmates in Smith Correctional - Riverside County?

Most jails will allow inmates to receive visits from their children, however if the child is under age 18, they will need to be accompanied by an adult. Further the adult must be able to legally prove their relationship to the child using either a valid birth certificate, adoption papers or paperwork that proves they are the legal guardian.

If there is a ‘no contact’ order in place in which the inmate has lost their parental rights, and this is not disclosed to the jail, then the inmate may lose visitation rights with other visitors or lose other privileges within the jail, as this is a violation of the law.

Because the presence of children can be a distraction for inmates during visitation, and children require a certain number of things (toys, etc.) to keep them busy, many jails are now setting apart certain days, usually on the weekends, for children to visit.

Children also have to be on the inmate's approved visitor list.

To confirm the visitation rules at the Smith Correctional - Riverside County regarding child visits, call 951-922-7300 to speak to a staff member.

Are babies allowed to visit inmates at the Smith Correctional - Riverside County?

Most jails do allow babies to visit. They will require a birth certificate. And given the baby’s needs, they allow the parent to bring in extra items to the visitation room; an extra diaper, a few wipes, a clear bottle with fluid, a pacifier and a baby carrier, for example.

There are some jails however that never allow babies in the visiting room. The cutoff age is usually about two years old.

To confirm the visitation rules at the Smith Correctional - Riverside County regarding baby or infant visits, call 951-922-7300 to speak to a staff member.

How do I check to see if I have a criminal record?

Most people already know if they have a criminal record. Sometimes they do, but it does not show up on a background check. This is usually because the person has undergone a name change at some point, or the name was misspelled when the data was entered by the court. 

The best place (and least expensive) for the most comprehensive nationwide website to find out if you have a criminal record is privaterecords.net, and they only cost $1.00 for 7-day trial.  

Video Visitation - Information, Schedules, Duration and Cost

The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:

First check to see if Smith Correctional - Riverside County is even having at-jail visits by calling 951-922-7300.

Other Factors:

The day of the week.

Where the inmate is housed.

The inmate's sex.

Whether or not it is a Holiday.

Smith Correctional - Riverside County currently allows 'remote visits' using iWebVisit Video Visitation.  Outgoing calls can be initiated from the detention facility without the need for advanced scheduling.

Approval for Visitation at Smith Correctional - Riverside County

Smith Correctional - Riverside County requires all visitors to be registered prior to their visiting an inmate, either at the jail or remotely.

Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation, no-contact orders, etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on any background check – which if lied about when asked, will cause visits to be denied. 

How does iWebVisit video visitation work?

First, Sign Up Here.
Then complete both steps of the registration process
Add money to your account using your credit or debit card.
Then you schedule a visit.

Smith Correctional - Riverside County At Home and Device Video Visitation

Smith Correctional - Riverside County uses iWebVisit for Inmate Video Visitation. 

How can you contact iWebVisit if you are having any problems?

IWebVisit Visitor Support is available 7 days a week during the following hours:

7 Days a Week
8:00 AM to 1:00 AM EST

iWebVisit Customer Service: Call 314-764-2872, or toll free 844-394-6639.

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Who can visit inmates at Smith Correctional - Riverside County

When visits are allowed at the jail, the Smith Correctional - Riverside County staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.

The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time, even if you are using remote video visitation

Wear clothes that are not revealing.

Don't wear see-through material.

Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.

Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.

Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:

Clothing promoting gang affiliation.

Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.

Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Failure to comply may result in your visit being terminated.

Smith Correctional - Riverside County Visitation Dress Code

The Smith Correctional - Riverside County staff reserves the right to turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

  • Wear clothes that are not revealing.
  • Don't wear see-through material.
  • Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
  • Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
  • Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:

  • Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
  • Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
  • Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Call 951-922-7540 to ask specific questions about the Smith Correctional - Riverside County Visitation Dress Code guidelines.

Visitation Tips and Guidelines

Quick Tips for the Best possible Video Visit!

It is highly recommended to schedule as far in advance as possible as visit slots can fill up quickly.

A strong Wi-Fi connection or a wired internet plug-in is always preferred over relying on cellular data.

Cellular data/hotspots are not always reliable enough for a good quality video visit. It is best not to rely on a cellular data network for a quality video session. Attempting to visit using a cellular data connection is at the visitor’s risk.

Ensure that you are using the latest version of Chrome browser and if applicable, the newest version of Android.

If you are using a Mobile device, close all other applications before starting your visit.

Always log in a few minutes early for your visit to test your camera and microphone. Some computers and mobile devices will ask you to “enable” or “allow” the camera and microphone separately.
 

Visits at the Jail

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call 951-922-7540 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Smith Correctional - Riverside County visitation.

How to visit an inmate in Riverside County California using Video Visitation or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit an inmate in Riverside County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Smith Correctional - Riverside County uses a video visitation service called iWebVisit.com.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Riverside County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with iWebVisit.
  • Registering is free.
  • Next, select “Choose A Facility” and then select Smith Correctional - Riverside County. This will become your “Default” facility each time you log in.
  • Next, Click “Schedule a Visit” and enter your inmate's name and inmate number.
  • Select either “Visit Now” or “Schedule Visit Later” and choose an available date and time.
  • After your visit payment is processed, you may begin visiting your inmate in Riverside County at your scheduled time. 

Who do you contact if you are having any problems arranging the remote video visit of an inmate in Riverside County?
Call iWebVisit support at 775-434-8748. They are available 7 Days a week (5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. EST)

For full instructions on all the benefits of using IC Solutions to visit a Riverside County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

How to Deposit Money in a Smith Correctional - Riverside County Inmate's Account

There are four ways to deposit money in an inmate's account in the Riverside County Corrections system:

  • Mailing a payment - US Postal Money Order only.
  • Cash or Credit Card Deposit by Kiosk in Jail Facility Lobbies.
  • Online Deposits Using Access Corrections.
  • Deposit by Phone Using Access Corrections - Call 866-345-1884 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1.  Mailing a Payment - $200 maximum
Sending an inmate a US Postal Money Order by mail... and ONLY US Postal Money Orders.

Mailing Address:
(Inmate Name & Booking Number)
Smith Correctional Facility
1627 S Hargrave Street
Banning, CA 92220

2.  Dropping off a payment - Depositing $200 maximum in the Jail Lobby Kiosk
When dropping off an inmate's money in person, the Smith Correctional - Riverside County kiosk will only accept:

  • Cash (nothing smaller than $5 bill)
  • Visa, Mastercard

Locations to drop off inmate money:

Blythe Jail - 7 Days a week 8:00AM to 11:00PM.
Indio Jail - Monday - Friday - 8:00AM to 9:00PM.
Presley - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Smith - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Cois Bird - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

3. Online Deposit Using Access Corrections - Visa, Mastercard only.

4. Deposit over the phone using Access Corrections by calling 866-345-1884 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To get full and complete information on the four methods of depositing money for an inmate in Smith Correctional - Riverside County, sending them commissary, how much you can send, how much they can spend, and more, check out our Inmate Money page.


 

How, What and Where can you Mail Something to an Inmate in Smith Correctional - Riverside County?

Envelopes
The Smith Correctional - Riverside County allows regular envelopes to be mailed to inmates. You can send up to 10 photos at a time. There are a large number of restictions that are oulined on the Inmate Mail page. Read all these restrictions completely or it is likely your inmate will never receive your letter.

Envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
(Inmate Name & Booking Number)
Smith Correctional Facility
1627 S Hargrave Street
Banning, CA 92220


Newspapers, Magazines & Books
Local or national newspapers, news, special interest or sports magazines, and soft cover books may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the publisher or a third party service such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
(Inmate Name & Booking Number)
Smith Correctional Facility
1627 S Hargrave Street
Banning, CA 92220

For complete mail policies of what is allowed and what is NOT allowed, pertaining to inmate mail, newspapers, magazines, books or anything else mailed or shipped to an inmate, check out out Inmate Mail Page. 


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Riverside County

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

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Smith Correctional - Riverside County, 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 Smith Correctional - Riverside County.


 

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 Smith Correctional - Riverside County follow these steps:

  • Select California, then select Smith Correctional - Riverside County, 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 Smith Correctional - Riverside County check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Riverside County.


 

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

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.


 

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