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Old 03-24-2006, 03:10 PM
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How to contact an inmate:

Written Contact

Indiviuals are free to contact any state prison inmate by mail. Incoming letters are opened and inspected for contraband and then forwarded to the inmate. To ensure prompt processing the following information should be included on the envelope:
  • Inmate’s full name, CDC#
  • Institution Name/There housing unit
  • P.O. Box for there housing unit
  • City, CA ZIP
Example:
John Doe Z-12345
(Abbreviation of Institution Name) B3-101
PO Box 1234
there city, CA 12345

To get an inmate’s CDC#, individuals should call the inmate locator at (916) 445-6713, when calling the number you will need Full name (including middle name) and birthday of the inmate your trying to get information on. They will only provide you with the institution your loved one is at. To get housing you must call the institution that is gave, get connected with Record, give CDC # and they will give you there housing.
or website at:
http://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/.

Mailing Addresses
In most cases, the inmate mail address is different from the general institution address. Listed below are the inmate mail addresses for all California state prisons. Also listed are the phone numbers for the institution’s Public Information Officer, and where appropriate, the inmate locator units.
Phone Contact
Most inmates have access to telephones and can initiate outgoing collect calls. When corresponding with an inmate, individuals may provide a telephone number where an inmate can call them collect. It is up to the inmate to initiate the call. Phone calls are limited to 15 minutes.

Avenal State Prison
P.O. Box 9, Avenal, CA 93204
PIO: (559) 386-0587, ext. 5025

(Call before sending mail because inmates change housing frequently.)

California Correctional Center
P.O. Box 2210, Susanville, CA 96130
PIO: (530) 257-2181

California Correctional Institution
P.O. Box (Inmates have individual P.O. boxes; call PIO.)
Tehachapi, CA 93581
PIO: (661) 822-4402, ext. 3021


California Institution for Men
Reception Center Central
P.O. Box 441
Reception Center West
P.O. Box 368

Reception Center East
P.O. Box 500

Minimum Support Facility
P.O. Box 600
Chino, CA 91708
PIO: (909) 597-1821, ext. 2901

California Institution for Women
16756 Chino-Corona Road
Frontera, CA 91720
PIO: (909) 597-1771, ext. 4921
Records office: (909) 597-1771, ext. 5230 (for housing)


California Medical Facility
P.O. Box 2000, Vacaville, CA 95696-2000
PIO: (707) 449-6509
Inmate locator: (707) 448-6841, ext. 2548 (for housing)


California Men’s Colony
P.O. Box 8101 East Facility
P.O. Box 8103, West Facility
San Luis Obispo, CA 93409-8101
PIO: (805) 547-7948

California Rehabilitation Center
P.O. Box 2500, Norco, CA 91760
PIO: (909) 689-4552

California State Prison, Corcoran
P.O. Box 3476, Corcoran, CA 93212-8309
PIO: (559) 992-6103

California State Prison, Los Angeles County
44750 60th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93536-7620
PIO: (661) 729-2000, ext. 6912

Records: (610) 729-2000 ext: 5100

PO Box numbers for each yard:
Facility A and ASU 1: PO BOX 4430, Zip code: 93539-4430
Facility B: PO BOX 4490, Zip code: 93539-4490
Facility C: PO BOX 4610, Zip code: 93539-4610
Facility D: PO BOX 4670, Zip code: 93539-3670
Minimum (MSF): PO BOX 4730, Zip code: 93539-4730

California State Prison, Sacramento
P.O. Box 290066, Represa, CA 95671-0066
PIO: (916) 985-8610, ext. 5295

California State Prison, Solano
P.O. Box 4000, Vacaville, CA 95696-4000
PIO: (707) 454-3257
Housing is necessary or letter will be returned.


Calipatria State Prison
P.O. Box 5002, Calipatria, CA 92233-5002
PIO: (760) 348-7000, ext. 5013

Centinela State Prison
P.O. Box 731, Imperial, CA 92251-0731 (general)
A Yard: P.O. Box 901
B Yard: P.O. Box 911
C Yard: P.O. Box 921
D Yard: P.O. Box 931
E Yard: P.O. Box 1011
Imperial, CA 92251
PIO: (760) 337-7601


California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility
P.O. Box 7100, Corcoran, CA 93212-7100
PIO: (559) 992-7154

Central California Women’s Facility
P.O. Box 1508, Chowchilla, CA 93610-1508
PIO: (559) 665-5531, ext. 5012

Chuckawalla Valley State Prison
P.O. Box 2349, Blythe, CA 92226
PIO: (760) 922-9710

Correctional Training Facility
Central Facility
P.O. Box 689, Soledad, CA 93960-0689
South Facility
P.O. Box 690, Soledad, CA 93960-0690
North Facility
P.O. Box 705, Soledad, CA 93960-0705
PIO: (831) 678-3951
Records office: (831) 678-3951, ext. 2139 (for housing)


Deuel Vocational Institution
P.O. Box 600, Tracy, CA 95378-0600
PIO: (209) 835-4141

Folsom State Prison
P.O. Box 715071
Represa, CA 95671-5071
PIO: (916) 985-2561, ext. 4484
Records office: (916) 985-2561, ext. 4469 (for housing)


High Desert State Prison
P.O. Box 3030, Susanville, CA 96130
PIO: (530) 251-5100, ext. 5512

Ironwood State Prison
P.O. Box 2199, Blythe, CA 92226
PIO: (760) 921-3000 ex. 5006
Records office: (760) 921-3000, ext. 5301 (for housing)


Kern Valley State Prison
PO Box 6000
Delano, CA 93216
For inmate housing, call RECORDS (661) 721-6300 ext 5571

A yard - PO Box 5101
B yard - PO Box 5102
C yard - PO Box 5103
D yard - PO Box 5104
E yard - PO Box 5105
CTC - PO Box 6000
Ad Seg 1 - PO Box 5107
As Seg 2 - PO Box 5106

Mule Creek State Prison
P.O. Box 409000, Ione, CA 95640
PIO: (209) 274-4911, ext. 5080

North Kern State Prison
P.O. Box 5000, Delano, CA 93216-5000
PIO: (805) 721-2345, ext. 5022

Northern California Women’s Facility
P.O. Box 213022
Stockton, CA 95213-9022
PIO: (209) 943-1600 ex. 5025
(Housing assignment not necessary.)


Pelican Bay State Prison
P.O. Box 7500
Crescent City, CA 95531-7500
PIO: (707) 465-9040
Mail room: (707) 465-1000, ext. 7101 (for housing)


Pleasant Valley State Prison
P.O. Box 8500, Coalinga, CA 93210 (general)
Facility A: P.O. Box 8501
Facility B: P.O. Box 8502
Facility C: P.O. Box 8503
Facility D: P.O. Box 8504
Coalinga, CA 93210
PIO: (559) 935-4972


Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility at Rock Mountain
480 Alta Road, San Diego, CA 92179
PIO: (619) 661-7802
Records office: (619) 661-6500, ext. 5420 (for housing)


Salinas Valley State Prison
P.O. Box 1050, Soledad, CA 93690-1050
PIO: (831) 678-5554

San Quentin State Prison
San Quentin, CA 94974
PIO: (415) 454-1460, ext. 5008

Sierra Conservation Center
Mariposa and Calaveras Units: P.O. Box 617
Tuolumne Unit: P.O. Box 500
Jamestown, CA 95327
PIO: (209) 984-5291


Valley State Prison for Women
P.O. Box 92, Chowchilla, CA 93610-0092
PIO: (559) 665-6100, ext. 5509

Wasco State Prison
P.O. Box 5500, Wasco, CA 93280-5500
PIO: (661) 758-8400

Last edited by Brandy; 11-14-2010 at 01:38 PM.. Reason: Updated with the locator website, LAC's records ext, and add/removed some info at top
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