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alone&affraid
09-17-2006, 09:59 PM
my husband got sent to california city I really want to go visit so he can see our new baby but I cant get them to pick up the phone when I try to call or find anything on the web can any one help?

California Sunshine
09-17-2006, 10:13 PM
Hi there and welcome, I am sorry I don't know anything about this facility but did find these links with some info

http://www.correctionscorp.com/facilitylist.cfm#

http://www.dlrgroupjustice.com/justice/portfolio/prisons/california_city.htm#


Facility Public Information Officer: Kathy Pluta (760-373-2411; Kathy.Pluta@correctionscorp.com)

22844 Virginia Boulevard
California City, California 93505
760-373-1764
fax - 760-373-3529


Visitation Rules
A visit may not be authorized or may be terminated if at any time there appears to be a threat to the security of this facility. All visitors are subject to search and inspection of purses, briefcases, packages, etc. When a visitor refuses a search or an inspection of any item with them, a visit will not be permitted.
All visitors will be required to provide identification and complete all registration procedures prior to being authorized entrance into the visiting area.
Visitors will be escorted to the Visiting Room by a Staff Member and will be escorted from the Visiting Room to the Front Lobby area at the end of the visit.
Physical contact during the visit is limited to an embrace and a short kiss upon arrival and at the conclusion of the visit. Additional physical contact during the visit will result in termination of the visit and may jeopardize future visiting privileges.
Visitors may not give any item or money to an Inmate.
Minors under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is a parent or legal guardian.
No purses, wallets, or handbags will be authorized to be brought into the Visiting Room.
Once a visitor leaves the Visiting Room, the visit will be terminated for that day.
Visitors are not authorized to visit with another Inmate and his family in the Visiting Room.
The Visiting Room Officer will designate the seating area for the visit.
The following items will be authorized in the Visiting Room for an Infant's care:
* A see-through Diaper Bag
* Six (6) Disposable Diapers
* A small container of baby wipes
* Four (4) clear bottles of pre-mixed formula, water, or juice
* Three (3) jars of unopened baby food
* A plastic serving spoon
* One (1) change of infants clothing, infant blanket and a pacifier.
ALL ITEMS WILL BE SEARCHED PRIOR TO ADMITTANCE INTO VISITING ROOM
Dress code for male visitors:
No jogging shorts
No hip huggers
No cut-off shorts
No shorts shorter than mid-thigh
Shirts will be worn at all times
No muscle shirts
No bare midriff shirts
No sleeveless shirts
No tank tops
No military clothing
Shoes shall be worn at all times
No shower shoes
No slippers
No hats
Dress code for female visitors:
No jogging shorts
No hip huggers
No cut-off shorts
No shorts shorter than mid-thigh
No skirts or dress shorter than mid-thigh when seated
No skirt or dress with slits which extend beyond mid-thigh when seated
No sheer or see-through clothing
No under-wire bras
Top of clothing shall be no lower than undergarments in front or back
No bare midriffs
No strapless tops
No tube tops
No tank tops
No halter tops
No body suits
No swim suits
No Spandex
No military clothing
Shoes shall be worn at all times
No shower shoes
No slippers
No hats

serg's girl
03-09-2010, 02:52 PM
Does anyone knows what are the visiting hours at California City C I?

PRECIOUZE
04-03-2010, 07:35 PM
Does n e one know how many visitors can go in? i tried clicking on the link but the webpage cant be found?

guachita2
12-16-2011, 08:54 PM
my husband got sent to california city I really want to go visit so he can see our new baby but I cant get them to pick up the phone when I try to call or find anything on the web can any one help?

Hi my bf is currently there. I see this is a really old post. I just wanted to share w you my sumilar situation. We also just had our second child, she is now three months old and has not seen her in person, only pictures :(

Yadii88
01-09-2012, 02:41 AM
I can't wait till my bf leaves ca city ... :/

dania
12-20-2013, 06:09 PM
Is there family visits in this prison

amotherspain
01-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Any news here that someone can share on this prison now that it just re opened in Dec 2013? I hear a lot of guys from out of state are being sent here... Can they bring any of their electronics? My son heard they do not have TV in the cells, is that true? Any info on this would be great. Thanks.

ReeLa
01-14-2014, 11:30 PM
Any news here that someone can share on this prison now that it just re opened in Dec 2013? I hear a lot of guys from out of state are being sent here... Can they bring any of their electronics? My son heard they do not have TV in the cells, is that true? Any info on this would be great. Thanks.

My Son told me the same info about no electronics. He said that he would have to buy a radio and batteries from the commissary and no family visits either. :confused::confused::confused:

ju's wife
01-15-2014, 10:51 PM
I called last week because my husband's prison was taking volunteers and I called up there and talked to the visiting sargent to get clarity on things should he transfer or not. Any info you heat on there recordings is old from when it was a BOP. The.have normal visits Saturday and Sunday 8-3. No family visits right now, maybe in the future but not now. Not sure about the electronics.

MRSSRE2013
01-17-2014, 11:20 PM
oh thats great. i am visiting my husband memorial day weekend for our anniversary and i was nervous. I travel from New York. I REALLY hope the hardship rule applies here as well. at the old prisons (CRC) and (ASP) i got full visits 8-3 both days in a row.

mrspotatohead
01-21-2014, 02:57 PM
My husband just called this morning saying he just signed his papers to be sent to this facility.

mrspotatohead
01-22-2014, 12:30 PM
I want to be sure to have my phone setup for him to be able to call me, can I get what carrier they use at this facility for calls? Not sure if it is the same as cdcr or as the one in Oklahoma. I just don't want to miss a call once he does get there and is able to call me. TIA

SierraFamily
01-22-2014, 09:24 PM
Should be Global Telelink

Annie61011
01-23-2014, 05:12 PM
Hello ladies. My boyfriend just got transferred there this morning. And he already call me this afternoon. I called there to find out when I can go visit. But the machine says they only take appointments and its non contact visits. Please tell me this not true!!! Has anyone went for a visit here?

Nenita805
01-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Hello ladies. My boyfriend just got transferred there this morning. And he already call me this afternoon. I called there to find out when I can go visit. But the machine says they only take appointments and its non contact visits. Please tell me this not true!!! Has anyone went for a visit here?

I know that had to be nerve wracking for you. It sure was for me! There are contact visits and actually you cannot make an appointment yet. The VPASS doesn't work yet. You should be aware that they are VERY STRICT about clothing rules. I've visited there about four times now since Christmas Eve.

mrspotatohead
01-23-2014, 06:57 PM
I know that had to be nerve wracking for you. It sure was for me! There are contact visits and actually you cannot make an appointment yet. The VPASS doesn't work yet. You should be aware that they are VERY STRICT about clothing rules. I've visited there about four times now since Christmas Eve.

How are the visits? Are we able yo sit next to them? Are they really strict? Trying to get a feel for it before he gets there.

Annie61011
01-23-2014, 07:19 PM
I know that had to be nerve wracking for you. It sure was for me! There are contact visits and actually you cannot make an appointment yet. The VPASS doesn't work yet. You should be aware that they are VERY STRICT about clothing rules. I've visited there about four times now since Christmas Eve.
hi, thank you so much for replying. I have a question though. Does this mean I can just go without an appointment? I also plan on taking my 2 year old twins. Is there a play area for the kids?

amotherspain
01-28-2014, 08:14 PM
Anyone been transferred to here from OK yet?

Biznessgal2
02-02-2014, 08:40 AM
Approx. 1400 inmates are being transferred by the end of February into California City from TCCF in Mississippi.

Is it true no TV? What about other electronics? TCCF has told us Securus, but is it Global Tel-link?

Are there package vendors yet?

Any info greatly appreciated, all the men in Mississippi want info.

mrspotatohead
02-02-2014, 03:58 PM
Approx. 1400 inmates are being transferred by the end of February into California City from TCCF in Mississippi.

Is it true no TV? What about other electronics? TCCF has told us Securus, but is it Global Tel-link?

Are there package vendors yet?

Any info greatly appreciated, all the men in Mississippi want info.

I did call California City and it is true No TVs, No Hotpots. They gave only basic outlets. I was told all of California will no longer be able to have hot pots. I was also told global tel link

Biznessgal2
02-02-2014, 04:29 PM
I did call California City and it is true No TVs, No Hotpots. They gave only basic outlets. I was told all of California will no longer be able to have hot pots. I was also told global tel link

OMG that is horrible. Cell living w no TV and not even hot pots. Can they have radios?

mrspotatohead
02-02-2014, 04:45 PM
OMG that is horrible. Cell living w no TV and not even hot pots. Can they have radios?

I believe they said yes. But you can always call the facility, they have been very kind answering questions being that its newly opened.

Biznessgal2
02-02-2014, 05:04 PM
I will call tomorrow. Do you have a name or number you can suggest? Thank you again very much!

mrspotatohead
02-03-2014, 12:47 AM
You are welcome. I do not have a name I do however have a # to call (760) 373-1764 hope this is helpful. Not sure where or what extension I got in touch with. But if you ask for r&r they should be able to help or even the operator for that matter.

Biznessgal2
02-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Mrs. P you have been so helpful and I bet you have a very pretty head LOL

I called and received this info:

yes, TVs will never be allowed in this facility
Crock pots are okay
Radios ok if clear and fit the measurements stated in the Title 15.

FYI, here are the numbers to avoid operator with any questions:
(760) 373-1764 then for general questions R&R punch in either 20132 or 20174. For visiting punch in 20246

He also said they do have canteen/commissary now and the vendors have been approved for packages.

Biznessgal2
02-03-2014, 09:34 AM
Mrs. P you have been so helpful and I bet you have a very pretty head LOL

I called and received this info:

yes, TVs will never be allowed in this facility
Crock pots are okay
Radios ok if clear and fit the measurements stated in the Title 15.

FYI, here are the numbers to avoid operator with any questions:
(760) 373-1764 then for general questions R&R punch in either 20132 or 20174. For visiting punch in 20246

He also said they do have canteen/commissary now and the vendors have been approved for packages.

TYPO OF COURSE... HOT POTS NOT CROCK POTS ( I am cooking in mine right now LOL)

mrspotatohead
02-03-2014, 11:14 AM
TYPO OF COURSE... HOT POTS NOT CROCK POTS ( I am cooking in mine right now LOL)

Oh so hot pots are allowed now? I was told no two weeks ago but they were still unsure on a few things. Glad to know. And I like to think that I have an okay head lol

soulmate4ev
02-03-2014, 07:57 PM
TYPO OF COURSE... HOT POTS NOT CROCK POTS ( I am cooking in mine right now LOL)

What vendors? Thx :)

Chris' Sweets
02-09-2014, 10:14 AM
Hey Biz - I should just follow you. You have all the info. Thanks for keeping up on things.

SierraFamily
02-10-2014, 09:55 PM
Is the facility on lock down

Nenita805
02-10-2014, 10:26 PM
Is the facility on lock down

Not that I am aware of. I just talked to my man around 830ish. Did you hear something? Ugh that would suck because this is my visiting weekend. Which brings up another point, When are they gonna use VPASS? I was told last weekend they had so many visits that some were cut short? Any info on visits last week would be great. Please Jesus no lock downs or craziness!!

SierraFamily
02-11-2014, 10:53 PM
I heard a rumor a girl CO was stabbed so I was just curious but it would of happened before 8:30 so must not be true. Or for sure. They would of been on lock down right?

Nenita805
02-12-2014, 09:22 AM
I heard a rumor a girl CO was stabbed so I was just curious but it would of happened before 8:30 so must not be true. Or for sure. They would of been on lock down right?

Oh that's crazy! No I haven't heard that, maybe it's a different housing unit. I would think for something that serious they would be on lock down for sure. But the prison we were at before they would put everyone on lock down at first and then just keep the group or yard that had the issue on lock down. I would think something like that we be published in the cdcr star or local paper ???

butterflykiss86
02-14-2014, 09:53 PM
Anyone know if they're on lockdown???

butterflykiss86
02-14-2014, 10:03 PM
My bestie's man is here n she says she hasn't heard from him since Monday... :-(

Nenita805
02-14-2014, 10:50 PM
My bestie's man is here n she says she hasn't heard from him since Monday... :-(

I heard from my boyfriend, they are on lock down. He said whatever happened did so in a different housing unit not his.

mrspotatohead
02-15-2014, 12:11 AM
Have any buses arrived from out of state. My husband is in Oklahoma and is supposed to be coming here but just waiting on his turn to transpack.

JakesTwin
02-19-2014, 06:31 PM
If anyone in the L.A. area is willing to ride share & going anytime soon, I am willing to pay for gas. My fiance received his package from Golden State, but after using several vendors I like the service provided by Walkenhorst best. As for the lock down last week.......I heard it was over a lost walkie-talkie (LOL). Are appointments for visitation required now that they are filling up with inmates?

JakesTwin
02-24-2014, 09:23 PM
Hi everyone
I spoke to my fiance Saturday (2/22/14) & he mentioned something about a potential lock down. He didnt call last night (Sun) or tonight (Mon). He caught wind of some shenanigans going on in another pod. Didnt give me any details, only the anticipation of a lengthy lock down. Has anyone heard from their loved one or any news at all?

Biznessgal2
02-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Hi everyone
I spoke to my fiance Saturday (2/22/14) & he mentioned something about a potential lock down. He didnt call last night (Sun) or tonight (Mon). He caught wind of some shenanigans going on in another pod. Didnt give me any details, only the anticipation of a lengthy lock down. Has anyone heard from their loved one or any news at all?

please read my reply on your other posting :)

mrspotatohead
03-06-2014, 06:54 PM
Hello all my hubby is still awaiting to be transferred here from OK. He is asking if they are now allowing TVs. I was told previously that they were not, but as usual he is hearing rumors that they are now allowed. Any info is greatly appreciated.

ju's wife
03-06-2014, 09:53 PM
Hello all my hubby is still awaiting to be transferred here from OK. He is asking if they are now allowing TVs. I was told previously that they were not, but as usual he is hearing rumors that they are now allowed. Any info is greatly appreciated.

My hubby says he hasn't seen anyone with TVs. I'll ask him tomorrow when he calls if he can find out if they are and when.

mrspotatohead
03-06-2014, 10:25 PM
My hubby says he hasn't seen anyone with TVs. I'll ask him tomorrow when he calls if he can find out if they are and when.

Thank you and that would be appreciated. I'm thinking it is just a rumor as usual.

ju's wife
03-06-2014, 10:32 PM
Thank you and that would be appreciated. I'm thinking it is just a rumor as usual.

Your welcome. He did say as someone menioned earlier they give you a crappy transmitter to listen to the TV with headhones, but its so awful and full of static he rather read the sub titles.

mrspotatohead
03-07-2014, 12:10 AM
Your welcome. He did say as someone menioned earlier they give you a crappy transmitter to listen to the TV with headhones, but its so awful and full of static he rather read the sub titles.

Oh wow yeah I think I'll have to buy him a new CD player or radio to help him relax.

ju's wife
03-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Hello all my hubby is still awaiting to be transferred here from OK. He is asking if they are now allowing TVs. I was told previously that they were not, but as usual he is hearing rumors that they are now allowed. Any info is greatly appreciated.


Talked to hubby and he said he doesn't think TVs will be allowed. There is no connection in the cell for it. And I doubt CDCr will want to invest money to add this into the cells?

mrspotatohead
03-07-2014, 07:47 PM
Talked to hubby and he said he doesn't think TVs will be allowed. There is no connection in the cell for it. And I doubt CDCr will want to invest money to add this into the cells?

Thank you and that's what I was told previously.

bmortinson
03-16-2014, 07:41 PM
my husband is coming here from a prison i was pretty comfortable at... any info on what to expect, how many pics, programing, visiting etc would be greatly appreciated.... i know its a fat chance, but is there any family visiting at this facility? our last fam visit was in december, where I conceived and then jan 28th miscarried and feb 28th just lost my mom, im dying to be in my husbands arms... this transfer couldnt have come at a worse time, so Id like to get as much info as possible in hopes of making this transition a bit easier... thanks

ju's wife
03-17-2014, 10:02 AM
my husband is coming here from a prison i was pretty comfortable at... any info on what to expect, how many pics, programing, visiting etc would be greatly appreciated.... i know its a fat chance, but is there any family visiting at this facility? our last fam visit was in december, where I conceived and then jan 28th miscarried and feb 28th just lost my mom, im dying to be in my husbands arms... this transfer couldnt have come at a worse time, so Id like to get as much info as possible in hopes of making this transition a bit easier... thanks



As you can read in the thread this place is new and not as easily ran as other facilities. There are no programs yet [hopefully that changes in time] and no family visits. Pictures are the same. Visits are OK, no appointments are needed. He can call often so that's a plus. For me the phone calls are cheaper, so that's been the only positive thing so far, plus being 2.5 hours away compared to 6 hours like before.

mrspotatohead
03-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Does anyone know if anyone has arrived recently from Oklahoma? My husband has been waiting two months now to be told to transpack so I am just curious as to if any have arrived or if he is still just going to be a sitting duck in their pool.

amotherspain
03-18-2014, 02:34 PM
My son left OK on 3/7 and now waiting in North Kern as to where they will place him.

mrspotatohead
03-18-2014, 02:37 PM
My son left OK on 3/7 and now waiting in North Kern as to where they will place him.

Really a bus left last night as well, and they were told California City as well. That's why he and I are wondering what the hold up for him is, but apparently CDCR still has no clue as to where they are being sent. Thank you for the information as well.

ju's wife
03-21-2014, 07:13 PM
The first bus load had arrived from Mississippi.

mrspotatohead
03-21-2014, 07:44 PM
Thanks that helps he still hasn't been told to transpack yet. So we are still in the waiting game.

amotherspain
03-30-2014, 11:02 AM
Hi,
My son is now at Calif City. Does he have to send me new forms to get approved for visits? Do we need appointments? I just sent a big package from Walkinhorst, so I hope he gets it soon. Any info on how things are going here would be great especially any good news that I can pass on to him.

JakesTwin
03-30-2014, 03:33 PM
I just visited my fiance yesterday for the first time in 17 months! It was amazing to be able to see him & hug him. However when I did get there the CO's were like "uh....your whole outfit needs to be changed". So they dont mess around with the visitors dress code. Black, brown, and grey are the safest colors. Make sure nothing is tight & that nothing is see through. They almost turned me away a second time cause the straps of my bra were showing up by my neckline. I even saw them turn away a woman in her 60's cause her pants were "too tight"!! No appointments are necessary as of yet. No family visits. Packages are getting delivered but can take a while to actually get to the inmate as they only distribute packages over the weekends. My fiance has been there since Christmas & was one of they very first inmates to arrive there. There is still A LOT of work that needs to be done with in the prison but there has been much improvements since Dec. I was told by the CO's yesterday, that they're almost filled up. I believe they have one more pod to fill up. I know they're chow schedules are getting all screwy with the addition of pod C. But otherwise for any whos loved one has just arrived & is having a hard time adjusting, it will get better they just need to be a little patient. And as for visitors applications, it took about 6 weeks to get my approved.

amotherspain
03-30-2014, 05:53 PM
Wow, thanks for the info!!! It is encouraging that it will get better...that's what we thought but its nice to hear. Do you recall anything about shoes? are sandals or open toe OK? Also, what about heel size? Will he have to send me a new visiting form? Is visting on just Sat and Sun and what about the hours? Do they have any lockers for your stuff?

ju's wife
03-30-2014, 10:02 PM
Wow, thanks for the info!!! It is encouraging that it will get better...that's what we thought but its nice to hear. Do you recall anything about shoes? are sandals or open toe OK? Also, what about heel size? Will he have to send me a new visiting form? Is visting on just Sat ey have any lockers for your stuff?

They have a very picky wand. They even even turned some men away for the metal in there zipper. There is no friends outside so bring 3 outfits to be safe. Also watch the metal clasp in your bra.....if the wand goes off you will not be aloud in to visit, you will have to change clothes. Heels are fine, I seen a woman where sandals to visit with a open back. If you were approved at another facility you should be fine if not they will have you fill out another one. There are lockers available and no appts wre necessary.

ReeLa
04-04-2014, 12:48 PM
Does anyone know a number I could call to see if someone has been approved for visiting? I called the general visiting line but they ask for an area code and the one I gave does not
Lead me to this prison. Thank you in advance for any help.

ReeLa
04-04-2014, 12:56 PM
Does anyone know a number I could call to see if someone has been approved for visiting? I called the general visiting line but they ask for an area code and the one I gave does not Lead me to this prison. Thank you in advance for any help.
Woops I found one in another forum.
tel:(760) 245-7600

ReeLa
04-04-2014, 12:57 PM
Does anyone know a number I could call to see if someone has been approved for visiting? I called the general visiting line but they ask for an area code and the one I gave does not Lead me to this prison. Thank you in advance for any help.
Found it 760-246-7600

ju's wife
04-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Does anyone know a number I could call to see if someone has been approved for visiting? I called the general visiting line but they ask for an area code and the one I gave does not
Lead me to this prison. Thank you in advance for any help.

The prisons usually don't tell you about anyone if there approved. Usually the inmate has to put in a request for who is approved.

ReeLa
04-10-2014, 09:43 PM
The prisons usually don't tell you about anyone if there approved. Usually the inmate has to put in a request for who is approved.
Thank you:) I did call and they said they can't tell me.
maybe he'll get his stuff some day and can then check his old list. ;)

ju's wife
04-11-2014, 10:33 PM
Thank you:) I did call and they said they can't tell me.
maybe he'll get his stuff some day and can then check his old list. ;)

He can put in a request to visiting to see who his approved visitors are.

SwtCaliGal
04-14-2014, 01:33 PM
Hmmm just got a call after I been so happy to hear my husband might be goin here to Cal City..then he tells me that they are full....Any one know? thanks

ju's wife
04-15-2014, 12:36 AM
Hmmm just got a call after I been so happy to hear my husband might be goin here to Cal City..then he tells me that they are full....Any one know? thanks

I know about 2 weeks ago they had all but one building filled up. I'm sure by now it might. I'll ask hubby when he calls tomorrow.

SwtCaliGal
04-15-2014, 10:09 AM
I know about 2 weeks ago they had all but one building filled up. I'm sure by now it might. I'll ask hubby when he calls tomorrow.


Aww thank u so much...Please let me know cause this out of state really SUCKS. But yet I don't wanna be selfish cause hes comfortable where he is. Thanks again. :)

mrspotatohead
04-15-2014, 04:01 PM
My hubby should be on the bus heading back to Cali today. He was endorsed to come to California City in late January, but has barely left Oklahoma. So lets hope that there is still room there. It states that they should house about 2300 inmates and as of last week they are at about 1600 so they should be opening more units soon. At least that is my wishful/hopeful thinking.

SwtCaliGal
04-16-2014, 04:51 PM
My hubby should be on the bus heading back to Cali today. He was endorsed to come to California City in late January, but has barely left Oklahoma. So lets hope that there is still room there. It states that they should house about 2300 inmates and as of last week they are at about 1600 so they should be opening more units soon. At least that is my wishful/hopeful thinking.


Thank u for the update on this and Im really hoping they do open some more pods. if u would...can u plz keep me posted. My husband went last week to committee...this waiting game SUCKS. Wondering and waiting :(

mrspotatohead
04-16-2014, 07:37 PM
Thank u for the update on this and Im really hoping they do open some more pods. if u would...can u plz keep me posted. My husband went last week to committee...this waiting game SUCKS. Wondering and waiting :(

I will keep you updated as soon as I get info as well

ju's wife
04-17-2014, 10:24 AM
Aww thank u so much...Please let me know cause this out of state really SUCKS. But yet I don't wanna be selfish cause hes comfortable where he is. Thanks again. :)

Its not fuul he thinks there the 1 more building of C that needs to be filled. FYI he will NOT get his property for at least a month, so you might want to send a stationary package asap. Although the phones are inside and they have access from breakfast until lights out with exception of dinner. No phones 4-6pm.

ju's wife
04-17-2014, 10:26 AM
My hubby should be on the bus heading back to Cali today. He was endorsed to come to California City in late January, but has barely left Oklahoma. So lets hope that there is still room there. It states that they should house about 2300 inmates and as of last week they are at about 1600 so they should be opening more units soon. At least that is my wishful/hopeful thinking.

He should be on the bus for a week, that's how long it took the other bus load from OK.

mrspotatohead
04-17-2014, 10:53 AM
He should be on the bus for a week, that's how long it took the other bus load from OK.

OMG really that is a long bus ride.

SwtCaliGal
04-17-2014, 11:55 PM
Ju's Wife.....so is it getting any better in there yet? Have they got their crap together YET? God I hope so....TYSM for the update.

SwtCaliGal
04-18-2014, 12:02 AM
Its not fuul he thinks there the 1 more building of C that needs to be filled. FYI he will NOT get his property for at least a month, so you might want to send a stationary package asap. Although the phones are inside and they have access from breakfast until lights out with exception of dinner. No phones 4-6pm.


Can u please tell me whats aloud? How many envelopes? Paper? All the goods I would love to know, Id really appreciate it :) ...and how long did it take u to have ur man go to committee and the tell him to transpac?

Im hearing its a lot slower now cause they where moving them out every week now they are sending them every 2months my husband said. Nice to know they still suck at being rookies...UGhs!

ju's wife
04-18-2014, 12:19 AM
Can u please tell me whats aloud? How many envelopes? Paper? All the goods I would love to know, Id really appreciate it :) ...and how long did it take u to have ur man go to committee and the tell him to transpac?

Im hearing its a lot slower now cause they where moving them out every week now they are sending them every 2months my husband said. Nice to know they still suck at being rookies...UGhs!

I sent 100 sheets of paper, 20 envelopes and a book of stamps. It took him almost 2 weeks to see a counselor at CAC to get all his chronos up to date, etc. my husband moved from another Calif facility to here. It all happened within a week. Idk of you read previously no TVs are allowed, you can but him a better radio to listen to the TV.

This place is very very slow on how they operate, all I have to say is bring a can of "patience" when you go visit and don't where anything too tight!

mrspotatohead
04-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Thank u for the update on this and Im really hoping they do open some more pods. if u would...can u plz keep me posted. My husband went last week to committee...this waiting game SUCKS. Wondering and waiting :(

Well it shows my hubby arrived as of today in California City. So once he is able to call and give me info I will pass it along. :D

SwtCaliGal
04-18-2014, 12:49 PM
Ju's Wife....Yea I have NO patience Lol but ty for the update...Im just stressing it cause I think its gonna be full b4 they get to my husband.

Question,....Why no TVs? Is that unconstitutional? They have the dang plugs for it? Gosh I really don't get it cause they have it at the other private prisons. SMH..I sware the make up their own dang rules.

TY Ill be getting a envelope ready........tysm

SwtCaliGal
04-18-2014, 12:52 PM
Well it shows my hubby arrived as of today in California City. So once he is able to call and give me info I will pass it along. :D


Oh YES please do Ms Potatohead..

Brings me a question, how long did it finally take for him to get moved there from Oklahoma? Was it like 2months u said? :confused:

And Im glad hes back in Cali for ya girly :):boogie:

God is GOOD :):thumbsup:

mrspotatohead
04-18-2014, 01:06 PM
Oh YES please do Ms Potatohead..

Brings me a question, how long did it finally take for him to get moved there from Oklahoma? Was it like 2months u said? :confused:

And Im glad hes back in Cali for ya girly :):boogie:

God is GOOD :):thumbsup:

No problem will do :thumbsup:

He was endorsed late January and barely left on Tuesday to come back to Cali. He waited almost 3 months to finally be transferred, and from he was telling me that once they are endorsed they have to either see committee again within 90 days or be transferred. So my guess is they waited til they absolutely had to, just a week shy of it being 90 days.

Thank you I am soo happy he is closer now...4 hours away but at least we are in the same state now. :boogie:

mrspotatohead
04-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Well I called and spoke to the mailroom to ask how many stamps, paper and envelopes are allowed to be sent. I was told that they can have up to 40 stamps and 40 envelopes sent at a time and that we can also send up to 150 pages of writing paper if wanted. This is great for me being that I send him filler paper and try to balance it out with envelopes as well. So the hubby is in for a nice surprise this coming week he will be receiving his stationary ;)


The number to call the mailroom for info regarding housing and mailing address is (760) 246-7600 x7115

mrspotatohead
04-18-2014, 09:05 PM
Does anyone know how soon we are able to visit after they have arrived? He just got there today. Or do we have to wait for them to go thru orientation first?

SwtCaliGal
04-18-2014, 09:42 PM
No problem will do :thumbsup:

He was endorsed late January and barely left on Tuesday to come back to Cali. He waited almost 3 months to finally be transferred, and from he was telling me that once they are endorsed they have to either see committee again within 90 days or be transferred. So my guess is they waited til they absolutely had to, just a week shy of it being 90 days.

Thank you I am soo happy he is closer now...4 hours away but at least we are in the same state now. :boogie:


Ohhhhh so they have up to 90days and they come VERY close and send them....So say is was after 90days...They need to do it all over again??? Is that what Im getting? :hmm:

My husband went to committee on April 9th....Makes me ask another question....I wonder how many where going to committee BEFORE April 9th....I worry cause there is only a lil over 700 beds left in Cal City..cause Im only 57mins from the prison. :o

Thank u for all ur help Ms Potatoehead and real happy for ya.:boogie:

Please Please Please keep me posted :) :)

mrspotatohead
04-18-2014, 09:55 PM
Ohhhhh so they have up to 90days and they come VERY close and send them....So say is was after 90days...They need to do it all over again??? Is that what Im getting? :hmm:

My husband went to committee on April 9th....Makes me ask another question....I wonder how many where going to committee BEFORE April 9th....I worry cause there is only a lil over 700 beds left in Cal City..cause Im only 57mins from the prison. :o

Thank u for all ur help Ms Potatoehead and real happy for ya.:boogie:

Please Please Please keep me posted :) :)



It is truly up to the facility as to when they put out the transpac list. They do have 90 days but it all varies some went to committee after him and left before him. Other went a week before him and left on his bus. So it is hard to say it is all up to the facilities.

Cal city is supposed to house about 2500 I'm not sure what they are at yet.

But as I get more info I'll definitely keep you updated.

ju's wife
04-18-2014, 11:51 PM
Does anyone know how soon we are able to visit after they have arrived? He just got there today. Or do we have to wait for them to go thru orientation first?

They are not on the Vpass system so you can go as long as you are approved. My husband didnt go thru orientation once he got there. He should be able to call the next day from arriving, at least my husband did. Congrats to him being back in Cali!!!

ju's wife
04-18-2014, 11:54 PM
Ju's Wife....Yea I have NO patience Lol but ty for the update...Im just stressing it cause I think its gonna be full b4 they get to my husband.

Question,....Why no TVs? Is that unconstitutional? They have the dang plugs for it? Gosh I really don't get it cause they have it at the other private prisons. SMH..I sware the make up their own dang rules.

TY Ill be getting a envelope ready........tysm

There are NO outlets in the cells for some reason and they said they arent going to install them any time soon. Im not sure why they dont have them......

mrspotatohead
04-19-2014, 12:01 AM
They are not on the Vpass system so you can go as long as you are approved. My husband didnt go thru orientation once he got there. He should be able to call the next day from arriving, at least my husband did. Congrats to him being back in Cali!!!

Oh okay no vpass hmm what are visiting hours. I wonder if I should drive my 4 hrs to see him or hope he calls tomorrow. Thanks for the information as well

ju's wife
04-19-2014, 12:19 AM
Oh okay no vpass hmm what are visiting hours. I wonder if I should drive my 4 hrs to see him or hope he calls tomorrow. Thanks for the information as well



They are on the original way of visiting with the exception of no line up on the side of the road and old carbon copy form. Sat & Sunday 8-3. Just to warn you DO not wear anything tooo tight or low cut and bring extra clothes cuz theres NO friends outside. OH and dont let any metal be on you including your zipper of your pants, if the metal wand goes off you need to change!! SO dont be alarmed when you visit if you see any men in pajama pants, that happend to my pastor 3 weeks ago he had to change his pants for his zipper!! Like seriously what do they think is going to happen with zipper?

mrspotatohead
04-19-2014, 12:35 AM
They are on the original way of visiting with the exception of no line up on the side of the road and old carbon copy form. Sat & Sunday 8-3. Just to warn you DO not wear anything tooo tight or low cut and bring extra clothes cuz theres NO friends outside. OH and dont let any metal be on you including your zipper of your pants, if the metal wand goes off you need to change!! SO dont be alarmed when you visit if you see any men in pajama pants, that happend to my pastor 3 weeks ago he had to change his pants for his zipper!! Like seriously what do they think is going to happen with zipper?

Cool thank you I will take all this in and consider going tomorrow or next weekend

SwtCaliGal
04-19-2014, 01:03 AM
Cool thank you I will take all this in and consider going tomorrow or next weekend


Let me know how ur visit went girl :) All the run down...can and cant do Lol....Yay CALI BABY!! That's where ALL California inmates BELONG!!!!

mrspotatohead
04-19-2014, 01:20 AM
Let me know how ur visit went girl :) All the run down...can and cant do Lol....Yay CALI BABY!! That's where ALL California inmates BELONG!!!!

I sure will, but think I will wait til next weekend if it's possible. Do not want to risk going & being sent away. Crossing my fingers he is able to call me tomorrow.

SwtCaliGal
04-20-2014, 09:53 AM
They are on the original way of visiting with the exception of no line up on the side of the road and old carbon copy form. Sat & Sunday 8-3. Just to warn you DO not wear anything tooo tight or low cut and bring extra clothes cuz theres NO friends outside. OH and dont let any metal be on you including your zipper of your pants, if the metal wand goes off you need to change!! SO dont be alarmed when you visit if you see any men in pajama pants, that happend to my pastor 3 weeks ago he had to change his pants for his zipper!! Like seriously what do they think is going to happen with zipper?


OMG are u serious? A zipper? What some crazy shiiiii...WOW... See I told my dad this and he said that ALL men ware zippers on their pants (my dad is a funny man) and the chimes in...(talking to the Co) he said "Do u wanna see my metal dick....OMG I died laughing :lol::D:p....But u see my dad has never visited b4 and he quoting me something from the Bible..."He shall not put a stumbling block b4 the blind":idea::thumbsup:... Yes my dad is totally blind and he hasn't visiting EVER anyone.

This is stressful and to make matters worse my mom has NEVER visited either and we are working on getting a doc note for her cause she broke her wrist and now has mental in her wrist and working on getting that doctors note. :(So Im tryin to hang in there...Now its just a waiting game and also a wonder...Waiting to see what happens and wondering of he is gonna go to Cal City...Ughs! :o

Wish me luck :thnx:

ju's wife
04-21-2014, 04:08 PM
OMG are u serious? A zipper? What some crazy shiiiii...WOW... See I told my dad this and he said that ALL men ware zippers on their pants (my dad is a funny man) and the chimes in...(talking to the Co) he said "Do u wanna see my metal dick....OMG I died laughing :lol::D:p....But u see my dad has never visited b4 and he quoting me something from the Bible..."He shall not put a stumbling block b4 the blind":idea::thumbsup:... Yes my dad is totally blind and he hasn't visiting EVER anyone.

This is stressful and to make matters worse my mom has NEVER visited either and we are working on getting a doc note for her cause she broke her wrist and now has mental in her wrist and working on getting that doctors note. :(So Im tryin to hang in there...Now its just a waiting game and also a wonder...Waiting to see what happens and wondering of he is gonna go to Cal City...Ughs! :o

Wish me luck :thnx:

I know right its ridiculous over a zipper to change. But for any reason if that wand goes off you need to change. So also be cautious of your bra on the clasps! Your mom might have to be checked in a room to verify the metal in her . I know they took a woman in there to check her because sure was in a wheel chair.

SwtCaliGal
04-22-2014, 10:50 AM
I know right its ridiculous over a zipper to change. But for any reason if that wand goes off you need to change. So also be cautious of your bra on the clasps! Your mom might have to be checked in a room to verify the metal in her . I know they took a woman in there to check her because sure was in a wheel chair.


WOW but I still need that note for her huh? Makes me wonder what I can ware...Do they let us ware sweats? This new crazy crap shouldn't happen over a zipper...totally WRONG:blah:. Ya know?

ju's wife
04-23-2014, 11:14 PM
WOW but I still need that note for her huh? Makes me wonder what I can ware...Do they let us ware sweats? This new crazy crap shouldn't happen over a zipper...totally WRONG:blah:. Ya know?

Yep totally wrong! Sweats are fine, just don't get anything too tight!

SwtCaliGal
04-23-2014, 11:56 PM
Yep totally wrong! Sweats are fine, just don't get anything too tight!



Thanks for all the info...What bout pixs? Do u buy this or do the inmates buy them...:) Hard to get the swing of things after coming from out of state....

Do u know the prices of food?

Oh and all my dad owes is jeans...are they gonna make him hold his button on the jeans? This is all kinda stressful if my mom and dad go first their very first time. :( But I tell them not to be discouraged cause that's what they want u to be. Any help would be great so they don't have to worry and neither do I. thanks again :)

amotherspain
04-24-2014, 09:53 AM
I was also wondering about belts, if I wear anything to loose I will need a belt. Also, wedding ring and ear rings? capri pants? Also, what were the colors again for pants and tops we cant wear? Thanks!