Prison Facility Information

California

To help people support U.S. prisoners in their daily struggles our website provides mailing addresses for prisoner mail, mail rules by state and facility, histories of censorship problems at each facility, information on which prisons have Control Units, prison population data and prisoner-led campaigns to improve conditions on the inside. (click state in list below)

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California Prisons

California Prison Population: 234,460

Prisoner Rights Campaigns in California:
Locate a California Prisoner:
http://www.vinelink.com(county jails only)
http://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/default.aspx

California Prison Mail Rules:
  • Ban on "receipt, possession, or distribution of literature/publications from the MIM to or by inmates"
  • 15 CCR 3190(i)(2) "Legal Material, including legal reference material, books, and legal pads not available in the institution canteen, pursuant to section 3161. There shall be no "Approved Vendor Lists" for any legal publications. Inmates may receive legal publications from any publisher, book store or book distributor that does mail order business."
  • 15 CCR 3190(i)(7) "All publications, including books and subscriptions to periodicals, subject to section 3006. There shall be no "Approved Vendor Lists" for any publications. Inmates may receive publications from any publisher, book store or book distributor that does mail order business."
  • Operations Manual Article 41 - Inmate Mail
  • more info on mail rules


California Prison News

California Facility Listing

Facility Mailing Addresses Facility Rules Records of Censorship Prisoner Reports Control Units
Atascadero PO Box 7001 Atascadero, CA 93423-7001
Avenal State Prison
  • PO Box 9 Avenal, CA 93204-0009
  • PO Box 904 Avenal, CA 93204-0904
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Baker Community Correctional Facility (Baker CCF) PO Box 560 Baker, CA 92309-0560
Bauchet St jail 441 Bauchet St Los Angeles, CA 90012-2906click for rules
Bieber (Bieber) PO Box 665 Bieber, CA 96009-0665
Bridgeport PO Box 697 Bridgeport, CA 93517-0697
Bryant Street Jail 850 Bryant St Ste 600 San Francisco, CA 94103-4666isolation stats
Butte County Jail 35 County Center Dr Oroville, CA 95965-3334
CA Rehabilitation Center
  • PO Box 3535 Norco, CA 92860-0991
  • PO Box 1841 Norco, CA 92860-0991
California City Correctional Facility PO Box 2760 California City, CA 93504-0760
California Correctional Center
  • PO Box 2500 Susanville, CA 96127-2500
  • PO Box 2210 Susanville, CA 96127-2210
  • PO Box 2400 Susanville, CA 96127-2400
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California Correctional Institution
  • PO Box 1031 Tehachapi, CA 93581-1031
  • PO Box 608 Tehachapi, CA 93581-0608
  • P.O. Box 1905 Tehachapi, CA 93581-5905
  • PO Box 107 Tehachapi, CA 93581-0107
  • PO Box 1902 Tehachapi, CA 93581-5902
  • PO Box 1906 Tehachapi, CA 93581-5906
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California Health Care Facility
  • PO BOX 31960 Stockton, CA 95213-1960
  • PO Box 32200 Stockton, CA 95213-2200
  • PO Box 32080 Stockton, CA 95213-2080
California Institution for Men (CIM)
  • 15180 South Euclid Ave Chino, CA 91710-9148
  • 14901 Central Ave Chino, CA 91710-9500
  • PO Box 600 Chino, CA 91708-0600
  • PO Box 368 Chino, CA 91708-0368
  • PO Box 441 Chino, CA 91708-0441
  • PO Box 500 Chino, CA 91708-0500
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California Institution for Women (CIW) 16756 Chino Corona Rd. Corona, CA 92880-9508isolation stats
California Institution for Women 16756 Chino Corona Rd Corona, CA 92880-9508
California Medical Facility
  • PO Box 2000 Vacaville, CA 95696-2000
  • PO Box 4000 Vacaville, CA 95696-4000
California Men's Colony
  • PO Box 8103 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8103
  • PO Box 8101 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8101
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California State Prison, Corcoran
  • PO Box 3481 Corcoran, CA 93212-3481
  • PO Box 5242 Corcoran, CA 93212-5242
  • PO Box 3456 Corcoran, CA 93212-3456
  • P.O. Box 3466 Corcoran, CA 93212-3466
  • PO Box 3478 Corcoran, CA 93212-3478
  • PO Box 8800 Corcoran, CA 93212-8800
  • PO Box 3476 Corcoran, CA 93212-3476
  • PO Box 3436 Corcoran, CA 93212-3436
  • PO Box 3461 Corcoran, CA 93212-3461
  • PO Box 5244 Corcoran, CA 93212-5244
  • PO Box 3471 Corcoran, CA 93212-3471
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California State Prison, Los Angeles County
  • PO Box 4670 Lancaster, CA 93539-4670
  • 44750 60th Street West Lancaster, CA 93536-7619
  • PO Box 8187 Lancaster, CA 93539-8187
  • PO Box 4490 Lancaster, CA 93539-4490
  • PO Box 4610 Lancaster, CA 93539-4610
  • PO Box 8457 Lancaster, CA 93539-8457
  • PO Box 4430 Lancaster, CA 93539-4430
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California State Prison, Sacramento
  • PO Box 290002 Represa, CA 95671-0002
  • PO Box 290001 Represa, CA 95671-0001
  • PO Box 290066 Represa, CA 95671-0066
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California State Prison, San Quentin 1 Tamal San Quentin, CA 94974-0002read reports
California State Prison, Solano
  • PO Box 4000 Vacaville, CA 95696-4000
  • PO Box 2000 Vacaville, CA 95696-2000
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California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison (CSATF)
  • PO Box 5246 Corcoran, CA 93212-5246
  • PO Box 7100 Corcoran, CA 93212-7100
  • PO Box 5244 Corcoran, CA 93212-5244
  • PO Box 5248 Corcoran, CA 93212-5248
  • PO Box 5242 Corcoran, CA 93212-5242
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Calipatria State Prison
  • PO Box 5008 Calipatria, CA 92233-5008
  • P.O. Box 5002 Calipatria, CA 92233-5002
  • PO Box 5006 Calipatria, CA 92233-5006
  • PO Box 5005 Calipatria, CA 92233-5005
  • PO Box 5009 Calipatria, CA 92233-5009
  • PO Box 5001 Calipatria, CA 92233-5001
  • 7018 Blair Rd Calipatria, CA 92233-9633
  • PO Box 5004 Calipatria, CA 92233-5004
  • PO Box 5007 Calipatria, CA 92233-5007
  • PO Box 5003 Calipatria, CA 92233-5003
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Camp Pendleton PO Box 555226 Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5226
Centinela State Prison
  • PO Box 911 Imperial, CA 92251-0911
  • PO Box 931 Imperial, CA 92251-0931
  • PO Box 901 Imperial, CA 92251-0901
  • P.O. Box 921 Imperial, CA 92251-0921
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Central California Women's Facility (CCWF) PO Box 1508 Chowchilla, CA 93610-1508click for rules
Century Regional Detention Facility 11705 Alameda St Lynwood, CA 90262-4023
Chuckawalla Valley State Prison P.O. Box 2349 Blythe, CA 92226-2349
Chula Vista 712 E Naples Ct Chula Vista, CA 91911-6821
Correctional Training Facility
  • PO Box 690 Soledad, CA 93960-0690
  • PO Box 650 Soledad, CA 93960-0650
  • PO Box 705 Soledad, CA 93960-0705
  • PO Box 686 Soledad, CA 93960-0686
  • PO Box 689 Soledad, CA 93960-0689
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Delano Modified Community Correctional Facility PO Box 580 Delano, CA 93216-0580
Desertview MCCF PO Box 970 Adelanto, CA 92301-0970
Deuel Vocational Institution
  • 23500 Kasson Rd PO Box 400 Tracy, CA 95378-0004
  • PO Box 600 Tracy, CA 95378-0600
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Fairfield (Fairfield) 500 Union Ave Fairfield, CA 94533-6300
Federal Correctional Institution Terminal Island PO Box 3007 San Pedro, CA 90731-0207
FEMALE REHABILITATION CORRECTIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER (FRCCC) PO Box 3366 Bakersfield, CA 93385-3366
Folsom State Prison PO Box 715071 Represa, CA 95671-5071
Fresno (Fresno) PO Box 872 Fresno, CA 93712-0872
Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility (GDDF) 550 6th St Oakland, CA 94607-3946
Golden State MCCF
  • PO Box 1487, 611 Frontage Rd McFarland, CA 93250-0087
  • PO Box 1577, 611 Frontage Rd McFarland, CA 93250-0177
Hanford (Hanford) PO Box 1699 Hanford, CA 93232-1699
Heman Stark YCF 15180 Euclid Ave. Chino, CA 91710-9196read reports
High Desert State Prison PO Box 3030 Susanville, CA 96127-3030click for rulesread reportsisolation stats
Ironwood State Prison
  • P.O. Box 2199 Blythe, CA 92226-2199
  • PO Box 2229 Blythe, CA 92226-2229
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Kern Valley State Prison
  • PO Box 4999 Delano, CA 93216-4999
  • PO Box 5107 Delano, CA 93216-5107
  • PO Box 5106 Delano, CA 93216-5106
  • PO Box 5103 Delano, CA 93216-5103
  • PO Box 5101 Delano, CA 93216-5101
  • PO Box 5000 Delano, CA 93216-5000
  • PO Box 6000 Delano, CA 93216-6000
  • PO Box 3130 Delano, CA 93216-3130
  • PO Box 5104 Delano, CA 93216-5104
  • PO Box 5105 Delano, CA 93216-5105
  • PO Box 5001 Delano, CA 93216-5001
  • PO Box 5102 Delano, CA 93216-5102
  • PO Box 5005 Delano, CA 93216-5005
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Los Angeles MDC PO Box 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90053-1500
Marin County Jail 13 Peter Behr Dr San Rafael, CA 94903-5216
Martinez (Martinez) 901 Court St. Martinez, CA 94553-1700read reports
Milpitas (Milpitas) PO Box 361870 Milpitas, CA 95036-1870
Mule Creek State Prison
  • PO Box 409099 Ione, CA 95640-9099
  • PO Box 409040 Ione, CA 95640-9040
  • P.O. Box 409000 Ione, CA 95640-9000
  • PO Box 409060 Ione, CA 95640-9060
  • PO Box 409020 Ione, CA 95640-9020
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N.A. Chaderjian Kern Hall PO Box 213015 Stockton, CA 95213-9014
New Life Center 707 Fair Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5895
Norco (Norco) PO Box 1800 Norco, CA 92860-0995
North Kern State Prison
  • PO Box 5005 Delano, CA 93216-5005
  • PO Box 5000 Delano, CA 93216-5000
  • PO Box 5004 Delano, CA 93216-5004
  • PO Box 4999 Delano, CA 93216-4999
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O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility PO Box 213001 Stockton, CA 95213-9001
Pacifica (Pacifica) 241 2nd Ave Pacifica, CA 94044-2202
Patton (Patton) 3102 E Highland Ave Patton, CA 92369-7813
Pelican Bay State Prison
  • PO Box 7500 Crescent City, CA 95532-7500
  • PO Box 7000 Crescent City, CA 95531-7000
  • P.O. Box 7500 Crescent City, CA 95531-7500
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Pleasant Valley State Prison
  • PO Box 8501 Coalinga, CA 93210-8501
  • PO Box 8504 Coalinga, CA 93210-8504
  • PO Box 8502 Coalinga, CA 93210-8502
  • PO Box 8500 Coalinga, CA 93210-8500
  • PO Box 5003 Coalinga, CA 93210-5003
  • PO Box 8505 Coalinga, CA 93210-8505
  • PO BOX 8503 COALINGA, CA 93210-8503
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Preston Youth Correctional Facility 201 Waterman Rd Ione, CA 95640-9701
Redwood City 300 Bradford ST Redwood City, CA 94063-1530
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility at Rock Mountain (RJDCF)
  • PO Box 799001 San Diego, CA 92179-9001
  • 480 Alta Rd San Diego, CA 92179-0001
  • PO Box 799003 San Diego, CA 92179-9003
  • 446 Alta Rd San Diego, CA 92158-0001
  • PO Box 799003 San Diego, CA 92179-9003
  • PO Box 799002 San Diego, CA 92179-9002
  • PO Box 799004 San Diego, CA 92179-9004
  • PO Box 799005 San Diego, CA 92179-9005
  • PO Box 799007 San Diego, CA 92179-9007
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Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center 12500 Bruceville Rd Elk Grove, CA 95757-9784
Robert Presley Detention Center PO Box 710 Riverside, CA 92502-0710click for rules
Sacramento 651 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814-2400
Salinas Valley State Prison
  • PO Box 1030 Soledad, CA 93960-1030
  • 31625 HIGHWAY 101 S Soledad, CA 93960-9529
  • PO Box 705 Soledad, CA 93960-0705
  • PO Box 1060 Soledad, CA 93960-1060
  • PO Box 1040 Soledad, CA 93960-1040
  • PO Box 1020 Soledad, CA 93960-1020
  • PO Box 1150 Soledad, CA 93960-1150
  • PO Box 1050 Soledad, CA 93960-1050
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San Diego County Jail 1173 Front St San Diego, CA 92101-3904
San Diego County Jail PO Box 439049 San Diego, CA 92143-9049
San Joaquin County Jail 999 W Mathews Rd French Camp, CA 95231-9766
San Jose jail 885 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA 95110-1718
Santa Ana (Santa Ana) 550 N Flower St Santa Ana, CA 92703-2361click for rules
Santa Barbara County Jail 4436 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93110-1002read reports
Santa Cruz 259 Water St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4009
Santa Rita County Jail 5325 Broder Blvd Dublin, CA 94568-3309
Shafter (Shafter) 1150 E Ash Ave Shafter, CA 93263-3200
Shasta County Jail 1655 West St Redding, CA 96001-1758
Sierra Conservation Center 5150 Obyrnes Ferry Rd Jamestown, CA 95327-9102
Sierra Conservation Center - Mariposa and Calaveras Units PO Box 617 Jamestown, CA 95327-0617
Sierra Conservation Center - Tuolumne Unit PO Box 500 Jamestown, CA 95327-0500
Siskiyou County Jail 315 S Oregon St Yreka, CA 96097-2949
Soledad State Prison
  • PO Box 705 Soledad, CA 93960-0705
  • PO Box 689 Soledad, CA 93960-0689
  • PO Box 690 Soledad, CA 93960-0690
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Southwest Detention Center 30755-B Auld Rd Murrieta, CA 92563-2581click for rules
Terminal Annex LA Jail PO Box 86164 Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164
The Lacy Facility 501 The City Dr S Orange, CA 92868-3305click for rules
Vacaville (Vacaville) 2100 Peabody Rd Vacaville, CA 95687-6639
Valley State Prison for Women PO Box 92 Chowchilla, CA 93610-0092isolation stats
Ventura Youth Correctional Facility (VYCF) 3100 Wright Rd Camarillo, CA 93010-8307
Visalia (Visalia) 36714 Road 112 Visalia, CA 93291-9517
Vista Detention Facility 325 S MELROSE DR STE 200 Vista, CA 92081-6696
Wasco State Prison
  • PO Box 8800 Wasco, CA 93280-8800
  • PO Box 3300 Wasco, CA 93280-4015
  • PO Box 5500 Wasco, CA 93280-5500
  • PO Box 6600 Wasco, CA 93280-6600
  • P.O. Box 4400 Wasco, CA 93280-4400
  • PO Box 9900 Wasco, CA 93280-9900
  • PO Box 7700 Wasco, CA 93280-7700
West Valley Detention Center 9500 Etiwanda Ave Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739-9662click for rulesread reports
Woodland (Woodland) 2420 E Gibson Rd Woodland, CA 95776-5157