Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility – The Banning, California Jail

There are five correctional facilities, or jails, operating in Riverside County. All are managed by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department Corrections Division and constitute one of the largest jail operations in the country. The Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility is located in Banning, California and is under the command of Captain David Kondrit.

Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility
1627 S. Hargrave Street
Banning, CA  92220
For General Information Call (951)922-7300
To Schedule Visits Call (951) 922-7540

Detained at the Banning Jail

If you are arrested in Banning, California or the surrounding area you will be taken to the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility and held until you post bail, are released on your own recognizance, or stand trial. It can be upsetting and difficult when you find yourself being arrested. But, any time you interact with law enforcement officers, it is important to remember to stay calm and not make the situation any worse than it already is. Remaining calm during the interaction with police can avoid additional, and more serious, charges, such as assault and battery against a police officer.

If you are arrested, remember:

  • Cooperate with police officers, physically. Don't resist them, even if they feel the need to restrain you.
  • Speak as calmly as possible, if you choose to answer their questions.
  • Don't speak to or yell at any other involved party.
  • Conduct yourself in a dignified way, allowing the officers to see that your behavior was only what was necessary.

If you are arrested in Banning, California, the arresting officer should inform you of your Miranda Rights:

  • You have the right to remain silent – They can't make you talk, other than to provide your name, address, and show some sort of identification, upon request.
  • Anything you say can be used against you – If you choose to talk to the authorities, the statements you make can be used against you in court.
  • You have the right to an attorney – You can ask to have an attorney present while they question you. If you ask for an attorney but continue to talk to the officers, while you wait for your attorney, the answers you give can still be used against you.
  • If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you – If you cannot afford an attorney, but would like to have one, the court will appoint an attorney for you, free of charge.

Getting out of Jail in Banning, California

Once you've been charged with a crime and been through the booking process, you will most likely have an opportunity to post bail and go home until it is time to appear for hearings and trial motions regarding your charges. Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds for help in paying your bail and getting you home to friends and family as quickly as possible. Call (844)400-2245 for help with bail bonds, now!

Bail at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility

Bail is an amount of money that the court holds onto in order to ensure that a person shows up for court dates and hearing, etc. The amount of bail that is required will vary depending on the charges. The bail schedule is set in for each county and should be posted at the Banning Jail where you can find out how much bail you will need to post.

To figure out how much bail you will need:

  • First, find the charge that carries the highest potential jail time and fines.
  • Use that charge to determine the basis of the bail.
  • Now find any “enhancements” or additional charges and the bail that applies to those enhancements.
  • Add all of that together to find the total amount of bail that will be required.

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It is helpful to have the full name, birth date, and booking number when you call. This allows Mr. Nice Guy's licensed bail bondsmen post bail faster for you or your loved one.

Best Price on Bail Bonds for the Banning Jail

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  • Notary Fees
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  • Posting Fees
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  • Late File Premiums
  • Interest on Financing
  • Processing Fees

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Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility Visiting Information

When visiting an inmate at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility, you must make an appointment in advance.

  • Be sure to call at least a day before the requested visiting day to make an appointment.
  • Each housing unit has a specific day available for visiting.
  • Inmates may have two visits per seven day period. The seven day period begins on the day of the first visit.
  • Schedule an appointment by calling (951) 922-7540 between 9 am and 5 pm, a minimum of 24 hours before the visit.
  • Check in for visits begins one hour before the beginning of the visit.
  • Visitors may not check in during the twenty minutes before the visit begins.
  • Visits are limited to two people per visit, including infants and children.
  • Have the inmate's booking number and housing location available when calling to schedule a visit.
  • If you don't know the housing location of the inmate you wish to visit, use the Find Booking Number link to look up the inmate housing assignment.

When visiting a friend or loved one at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility, don't be late. You can't check in earlier than one hour before the visit, and you won't be allowed to check in closer than twenty minutes before the visit starts. This only gives you a forty-minute window for checking in. Arriving early, and then waiting for time to check in, is advisable.

Sending Mail to the Banning Jail

Inmates are allowed to send and receive an unlimited number of letters each day. But, incoming mail is subject to inspection. Many items are not permitted or are limited.

  • No perfume or cologne scented paper
  • No correctional fluid (white-out, etc.), gel ink, or crayon writing
  • No tape
  • Pictures are limited to 10 per envelope, 4x6 only, and cannot be sexual or violent in nature. Pictures also cannot contain any images or symbols of gang activity.
  • No cash or personal checks (U.S. Money orders, only, are allowed)
  • No phone cards
  • No postage stamps
  • No book, magazine, or newspaper clippings
  • No colored paper
  • No craft materials
  • Nothing with adhesive, such as stickers or labels
  • No books or magazines – you may send soft cover books, magazines, and periodicals that are prepaid and delivered directly through the USPS. In other words, you can order books or magazines and have them shipped directly to the inmate, but you cannot mail them directly to the inmate from yourself.
  • Prepaid books, magazines, and periodicals may not be of a sexual or violent nature. They also cannot be about any kind of unlawful gambling or lottery or of a gang-related nature.

All mail will be inspected, and if it contains any of the disallowed items will be rejected.

To send mail to an inmate at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility:

Smith Correctional Facility

(Inmate Name and Booking Number)

1627 S. Hargrave Street

Banning, CA  92220

Sending Money to Inmates at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility

Inmates have an account, which they can use to purchase snacks, hygiene items, phone cards, and writing materials. They can also use the money for medical co-pays, should they require non-emergency medical services. You can deposit money into an inmates account directly through Access Corrections, fees may apply. You can also make deposits into an inmate's account by phone by calling 1-866-345-1884. You'll need a credit card to use either of these options.

If you're able to visit a jail in person, you can deposit money using the kiosk in the lobby of any Riverside County jail. The kiosk takes cash but does not make change and won't accept anything smaller than a $5.

You can send money through the mail, using a US Postal Money Order. Remember to put the name and booking number of the inmate for whom you are depositing money, on the front of the money order. Cash and checks are not accepted through the mail and will be returned marked “Return to Sender.”

While everyone hopes that they never find themselves in jail, or a loved one facing criminal charges, it's good to know that you have good people like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds on your side to help you get out of jail fast.

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