Ironwood State Prison

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Ironwood State Prison (ISP)
Seal of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.png
Aerial View
LocationRiverside County,
near Blythe, California
Coordinates33°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
Security classMinimum-medium
Population3,451 (156.9%) (as of 31 December 2012[1])
Opened1 February 1994
Managed byCalifornia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
WardenNeil 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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