Ironwood State Prison

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Ironwood State Prison (ISP)
Seal of the Calirfornia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.png
Aerial View
Location Riverside County,
near Blythe, California
Coordinates 33°33′32″N 114°55′36″W / 33.55889°N 114.92667°W / 33.55889; -114.92667Coordinates: 33°33′32″N 114°55′36″W / 33.55889°N 114.92667°W / 33.55889; -114.92667
Status Operational
Security class Minimum-medium
Capacity 2,200
Population 3,451 (156.9%) (as of 31 December 2012[1])
Opened 1 February 1994
Managed by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Warden Neil McDowell

Ironwood State Prison (ISP) is a state prison located south of Interstate 10, in a detached section of Blythe, California, that lies west of the main portion of the city. It is located in eastern Riverside County, California, adjacent to Chuckawalla Valley State Prison.

In 2014, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition teamed up with the Ford Foundation and others to host a TEDx conference inside Ironwood with hundreds in attendance, including Richard Branson.[2] ARC produced a short documentary about the event.[3]

Notable Inmates[edit]

Location of Blythe in Riverside County, and Riverside County in California


  1. ^ Offender Information Services Branch (3 January 2013). "Monthly Report of Population" (PDF). California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: 2. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Mechanic, Michael. "TEDx goes to Prison". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Watch the 9-min doc of TEDxISP!". ARC. Archived from the original on 19 April 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 

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