Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, California

There are five correctional facilities, or jails, operating in Riverside County. All are managed by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department Corrections Division. Together they constitute one of the largest jail operations in the state. The Robert Presley Detention Center is located in Riverside, California and is under the command of Captain Andrew Shouse.

Robert Presley Detention Center
4000 Orange Street
Riverside, CA  92501
For General Information Call (951) 955-4500
To Schedule Visits Call (951) 341-8888

Bail at the Riverside County Jail

When a person is arrested and charged with a crime, there is an amount of bail set by the court that will allow that person to get out of jail while the legal process gets worked through. The process of working through criminal charges, from beginning to end, can be time-consuming. Most people do not want to sit in jail while the lawyers and judges work things out. They have work and families that need their attention. So the court set up the bail process, as a way of ensuring that if someone got out of jail, they would still show up for hearings and trial.

Bail money is deposited with the court and then returned to the defendant once the charges have been resolved. If someone else pays the bail on the defendant's behalf, the bail is returned to the person who paid it to the court. Property can also be used to pay for bail. But, if a property is used, the value of the property must be twice the amount of the bail being asked.

Who Can Bail Me Out of Jail in Riverside County?

If the court believes that the money being used to pay your bail came from illegal activity, they can hold you in jail until they can have a hearing about the money being used to post bail. The court gives a person the opportunity to post bail if they believe the person is likely to show up for hearings and trial because of the money they paid for bail. If the money being used for bail was gotten by illegal means, then the court has good reason to believe that there is enough additional money that the bail won't ensure cooperation with the legal system in the future.

As long as the funds being used to bail a person out of jail do not seem suspicious to the court authorities, almost anyone can post bail for another person in Riverside County.

How Do I Get Bail Bonds at The Robert Presley Detention Center?

If a person doesn't have the money on hand to just pay their bail (and most people don't), then you call a bail bondsman like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. A bail bondsman is a person who is licensed by the state and works with an agency to post bail for others. When a bond company pays the bail, it is underwritten by a type of insurance company called a Surety Company. The state of California and the individual Surety Company both regulate how bail bondsman can operate. He is required to charge a premium for the person for whom he is posting bond. Once a person has paid the premium, for themselves or another person, the bail bond company will then post the bail with the court so that the defendant can get out of jail.

Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to get started with the bail bond process and get home to friends and family, as soon as possible. Call (844)400-BAIL (2245) to get out of jail fast. Have the inmates full name, birth date, and booking number when calling, for fastest service.

General Rules for Visiting Someone in Jail in Riverside County California

While each jail facility has unique rules and visiting requirements, the following rules apply to all facilities unless location specific rules override them.

General Rules:

  • Inmates may have a maximum of two visits per week.
  • Visits are approximately 45 minutes long.
  • Valid picture ID is required for visitors. Any form of government identification cards will do.
  • Visitors are subject to search of their belongings and person.
  • Visitors are subject to warrant checks and arrest.
  • Visitors must be 18 years old older older to visit, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Visitors may only visit with the inmate they signed up to visit. No swapping inmates with another visitor.
  • Public restrooms are available at all facilities.
  • Attorney's and special visits must be scheduled by calling the detention facility.

          Absolutely NO:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Weapons
  • Tear Gas
  • C. Dispensers
  • Cameras
  • Knives
  • No smoking in any jail facility.
  • No food or drink in the visiting area.
  • Visitors must dress appropriately. No:
    • Gang Affiliations
    • Sexual or Crude Comments or Pictures
    • No Offensive Sayings
    • No Bare Torso
    • Skirts Must Be Mid-Thigh Length
  • Visitors committing a criminal act anywhere on jail property are subject to arrest.
  • Violation of visiting rules may subject the visitor to loss of visiting privileges.
  • All facilities reserve the right to terminate visits if deemed necessary for security.

Visiting Someone at the Robert Presley Detention Center

When visiting an inmate at the Robert Presley Detention Center, you must make an appointment at least 24 hours  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) 341-8888 between 9 am and 5 pm, a minimum of 24 hours before the visit.
  • Check in for visits begins twenty minutes before the beginning of the visit.
  • Visitors may not check in during the ten minutes before the visit begins.
  • Visits are limited to two adults and two children per visit.
  • Have the inmate's booking number available when calling to schedule a visit.
  • If you don't know the booking number of the inmate you wish to visit, use the Find Booking Number link to look it up.

Important!!! When visiting a friend or loved one at the Robert Presley Detention Center don't be late! There is only a ten minute window for checking in. Arrive early.

Sending Mail to the Robert Presley Detention Center

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 Robert  Presley Detention Center

Robert Presley Detention Center

(Inmate Name and Booking Number)

4000 Orange Street

Riverside, CA  92501

Sending Money to Inmates at Robert  Presley Detention Center

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.

Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to start the bail bond process today! (844)400-2245