Prison Facility Information

California

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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: 206,950

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


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California Facility Listing

Facility Mailing Addresses Facility Rules Records of Censorship Prisoner Reports Control Units