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Southwest Detention Center (Murrieta Jail) Info

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Southwest Detention Center (Murrieta Jail) is located at:

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Visiting Hours for Southwest Detention Center (Murrieta Jail) are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. everyday.


To schedule a visit for an inmate at Southwest Detention Center (Murrieta Jail) call 951.696.3470. You must have the inmate's booking number available or the name of the inmate and his or her date of birth. To find an inmate's booking number, visit Southwest Detention Center Inmate Locator.

To visit an inmate at Southwest Detention Center you must make an appointment the day before the requested visit. Visiting appointments are scheduled every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

Parking is free at Southwest Detention Center (Murrieta Jail). All inmate communications are recorded. 

A maximum of two children and two adults are allowed per visit. Visitors must check in 30 minutes before a visit; visitors must also check in no later than 10 minutes before a scheduled visit.

Inmates at Southwest Detention Center are allowed a maximum of two visits a week and each visit is approximately 45 minutes.

A valid picture identification is required for all visitors over 13 years old. ID must be issued by a federal or state agency; minors over 18 may present a school ID.

All minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit without a parent or guardian present.

All visitors to Southwest Detention Center are subject to search of their person or property without warrant; criminal background checks for all visitors is common.

Visitors must visit only the inmate for which the visit was scheduled. Visitors must stay within the area of the jail designated for visiting. Once the visitor leaves the visiting area the visit is terminated.

There are public restrooms in the lobby of the Southwest Detention Center but there are no restrooms in the visiting areas. There is no eating or drinking in the visitation areas.

Visitors may only bring car keys and one baby bottle to any visit. No tobacco in any form, weapons, alcohol, cell phones, or cameras are allowed in the visiting area. No firearms are allowed anywhere on Southwest Detention Center jail property.

No person 1) recently released from jail or prison, 2) previously convicted of a felony, or 3) presently out on bail bond, may visit an inmate at Southwest Detention Center without prior written permission from Murrieta jail authorities.

Persons protected by criminal protective orders or restraining orders against an inmate may not visit that inmate without first obtaining court permission.

For security or safety reasons, a visit may be canceled without notice at any time. Also, for security reasons, inmates in protective custody may have limits on visitation.

For limitations on protective custody inmates, visits by clergy or bail agents, or visits to inmates with physical or mental health disabilities, please call the phone number listed above under To Schedule a Visit.

Proper Attire During Visits:

All visitors must dress in appropriate attire. Visitors who fail to comply with the following rules may be denied their visit.

No gang attire. No clothing displaying offensive or obscene language or pictures. No transparent garments. No tank tops. No strapless tops. No exposure of chest, stomach, genitals, or buttocks. No short skirts lower than mid-thigh or clothes that reveal underwear. Shoes must be worn at all times.

Money on Inmate's Books  & Release of Property:

To put money on an inmate's books means to deposit money at the jail that may be used by the inmate for commissary items. There are limits to the amount of money an inmate may have deposited on his or her books. This amount is subject to change periodically. Please call the phone number listed above under general information for more information on how to put money on an inmate's books.

An inmate at Southwest Detention Center may have his or her property released to another person by filling out a release of property form. Property includes items that were taken from the inmate upon arrest, items acquired while in custody, or money that has been placed on the inmate's books.

Inmate Information

For inmate booking information visit: Murrieta Jail Inmate Locator. For information concerning the inmates criminal charges, or defenses to any criminal charge, contact our criminal defense attorneys today.

Serving Inmates with Court Paperwork:

To serve inmates with legal documents such as divorce paperwork, restraining orders, or eviction notices, you will need to contact the sheriff's department at the phone number listed above for General Information.

To have documents notarized, such as power of attorney, contracts, or property transfers, you must have a notary schedule a visit with Southwest Detention Center Jail. Our office offers notary services for inmates at Murrieta jail. 

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Bail Information

Bailing out of jail is the process of paying money to secure a release from jail. In addition to posting bail, the accused must make promises to appear in court in the future. Some cases are not bailable, or may require an additional bond. This usually applies to major crimes, defendants who have violated probation, or for non-U.S. citizens.

Note: the court date for the defendant to appear is usually given to the bail agent at the time of release on bail.

The amount of bail that is to be paid is initially set by the arresting officer who sets the amount of bail according to a bail schedule. For example: The bail schedule for the crime of Prostitution in San Bernardino County is $25,000, for the crime of Pimping, it is $50,000, etc.

Sometimes, after the accused has already bailed out of jail, the district attorney subtracts, adds, or changes criminal charges; therefore, the amount of bail required may change either upwards, downwards, or become unnecessary altogether.

Note: If criminal charges are dropped after the accused bailed out of jail, and the accused used a private bail company to post bail, the accused will not receive a refund from the bail company.

If the criminal charges increase after the accused has already bailed out of jail the judge may require the defendant to post additional bail. This is also true where the defendant did not post bail but rather was released on his or her own recognizance from the jail before court.

There is an option to stake the entire bail amount with the court in lieu of using a private bail company; however, most people use a bail company because bail companies charge as little as five percent of the total bail amount to secure release. The benefit of staking money with the court as opposed to using a private bail company is that the defendant may have a hundred percent return of the amount staked with the court once bail is exonerated or no longer necessary. A bail company always keeps the premium, or percentage, paid. 

It may be possible to lower the defendant's bail to below the bail schedule amount. This is usually accomplished through a bail hearing where the defendant's danger to the community and flight risk, among other factors, are considered by a judge.

To learn more about bail, how to bail someone out of Murrieta jail or Southwest Detention Center, contact criminal defense attorneys Christopher Dorado, or visit Bail Information.


updated 12/1/2016

Information for Southwest Detention Center (Phone Number, Address, & Visiting)

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