Southwest Justice

Renamed to Cois M. Byrd Detention Center

Located In Murrieta, California

How Can We Help You?

Southwest Justice Center Facility
Southwest Jail Information

Find An Inmate

Find an inmate who has been arrested in Riverside County and is being housed in the Southwest Justice Center. Call us or perform an online inmate search.

Jail Operations

Contact the jail staff directly in regards to inmate jail operations. Have questions about an inmates health, mental or day to day care? Call the jail directly at (951) 969 9050

Inmate Visitation

Setup visitation by calling 951-696-3470 between the hours of 9am and 5pm to schedule inmate visitation. Please read about visitation guidelines before coming down.

Deposit Money

You can deposit money to an inmate for use while in custody. They may buy hygiene and extra food items from commissary that they will receive twice weekly.

Release Dates

Get in touch to find out when your loved one is being released by the Riverside County Sherriff's.

Parking Areas

There are separate parking areas for either the court facilities or visiting the jail. Please do not park in vehicles marked for law enforcement.

What To Know

Get up to date information about the SWJC Jail.

If this is your first time dealing with the Southwest Justice Center, we would like you to know as much as possible.

For example, inmates here cannot call out until they have been booked into the jail. After this you will need a phone account with Global Tel Link.


Staffed by the Riverside County Sheriff's in the Southwest Justice Center, integrity is at the top of core values here. Preventing abuse of the laws and violation of civil rights is important to the SWJC mission.


Loyalty to the communities served by the Riverside Sherriff is important. Get in touch with the jail directly if you have questions about how members of our community are treated while staying at the Southwest Facility.


With a high focus on professionalism, Sherriff's go through many months of training. Much of this training while at the facility so that they can provide the safest experience for all those who spend any time there.


With a leadership program for interested Sherriff's anyone can learn to become part of a respected organization here in Riverside. Southwest Justice Center has great leadership training.

Population Size

While this facility is built to hold 1111 beds or inmates. Oftentimes, arrestees from this part of the county or coming up from San Diego will be housed here.

Inmate Feedback

While these goals are always a great thing to strive for, we know reality is not always perfect. Read inmate stories abou there time here from the Prison Pandemic Organization.

Get Started Finding An Inmate

Inmate Booking takes approximately 2-48 hours from arrest.

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About The SWJC Jail

Meet - Shannon Flakes Correctional Captain

Shannon Flakes is currently a correctional captain at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center. With over 25 years in experience working in corrections. This facility is lucky to have such capable individuals like this serving our community.

Shannon Flakes Correctional Captain

Shannon has held various roles within the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, such as floor operations, facility administrator, transportation operations, inmate programs, acting commander, and Corrections Division Training Coordinator.

Very passionate about teaching, he is also a Marine Veteran with combat experience in Desert Storm. Get in touch with the jail directly below. 

Cois M. Byrd Detention Center

Recent News At The Southwest Justice Center Jail

The Southwest Justice Center is located at 30755-D Auld Road, Murrieta, California 92563.

You can reach the Southwest Justice Center by calling the main phone line. Check the official website for the most up-to-date contact information.

The regular business hours typically run from Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. However, it’s advisable to check for any variations or closures.

You can access case information online through the court’s website or contact the clerk’s office for assistance.

Yes, there is usually public parking available near the Southwest Justice Center. Make sure to check for any parking restrictions or fees.

Courthouse policies may restrict the use of electronic devices. It’s recommended to review the courthouse guidelines or contact the facility for specific rules.

Information on obtaining court records or other legal documents can usually be found on the court’s website or by contacting the clerk’s office directly.

Payment options for fines and fees can vary. Check the court’s website or contact the clerk’s office for information on acceptable payment methods and procedures.