10,000 new jail beds in Riverside?

Dear Supporter, Did you know that Riverside County currently operates five jails: Blythe Jail, Indio Jail, Robert Presley Detention Center, Smith Correctional Facility, and the Southwest County Jail – in addition Riverside is scheming to build another 10,000 new jail beds in the next 12 years.   Bring attention to this waste of human and financial resources, join … Read more

Letter: Look for alternatives to building more jails

James Folmer, The Desert Sun 3:30 p.m. PDT August 11, 2014 (Photo: Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun ) The Desert Sun received the reaction we expected to our Friday editorial saying the overcrowding the Riverside County jails was unacceptable. Mark Pereyda of Cathedral City points out that The Desert Sun was among those who opposed the proposed … Read more