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What are the jails in Riverside County?

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The jails in Riverside County are the Blythe Jail, Indio Jail, Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility, Robert Presley Detention Center and Southwest Detention Center. The Sheriff's Department Corrections Division, one of the largest jail operations in California and throughout the United States, manages all jails in the county.

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Built in 1959, the Indio Jail is one of the oldest operating jails in the country. It is undergoing a renovation after being named in 2014 as the jail that provides the worst living conditions for inmates in the county.

A jail is a locally operated facility that holds inmates awaiting sentencing or trial or both, and also holds misdemeanants or inmates sentenced to jail terms of less than a year. A prison is a long-term facility operated by the federal government or the state.

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