Board authorizes $10 million more for jail construction budget

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized a $10.2 million increase in the budget for construction of the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio, mostly to cover higher insurance costs. The board’s 5-0 vote, made without comment, granted the Riverside County Economic Development Agency the additional funds from bond proceeds generated from […]

Health Inspectors find violations at County Jails

Health inspections at Riverside County jails and juvenile halls in 2014 found a few issues including leaking pipes, housekeeping, documentation and other more serious issues, a report submitted to the Board of Supervisors indicated.
While inspectors did find a few issues at Murrieta’s Southwest Detention Center, their main concern was at the nearby Southwest Juvenile Hall.