List of California state prisons

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San Quentin State Prison, California's oldest detention facility.

This is a list of state prisons in California administered by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).[1] This is a list of adult facilities, and does not include county jails, California Division of Juvenile Justice facilities, California Conservation Fire Camps, or Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities in California.

As of August 2016, California has about 6,000 state prisoners in two privately operated correctional centers in Arizona and Mississippi to relieve prison overcrowding: the La Palma Correctional Facility, and the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility.[2]

The state also contracts with the GEO Group to operate one 700-bed in-state facility, the Golden State Medium Community Correctional Facility in McFarland, California,[3] and leases and operates another facility, the California City Correctional Center, which is owned by Corrections Corporation of America.[4]

Facilities[5][edit]

Prison Acronym County Opened Reception center?[6] Reentry hub?[7] Design capacity Incarcerated population Percent occupied Notes
Avenal State Prison ASP Kings 1987 Yes 2,920 4,197 143.7%
California City Correctional Facility CAC Kern 2013 2,304 2,081 90.3% This facility is owned by and leased from CoreCivic. It is staffed and operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
California Correctional Center CCC Lassen 1963 Yes 3,883 4,064 104.7%
California Correctional Institution CCI Kern 1954 2,783 3,516 126.3% Opened in 1954 on the site of the former California Institute for Women, which opened in 1932 and closed in 1952 after the 1952 Kern County earthquake.
California Health Care Facility CHCF San Joaquin 2013 2,951 2,751 93.2% Opened in 2013 on the site of the former Karl Holton Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Center, which opened in 1968 and closed in 2003 as part of consolidation efforts in response to a decline in youth incarceration.
California Institution for Men CIM San Bernardino 1941 Yes Yes 2,976 3,357 112.8%
California Institution for Women CIW Riverside 1952 Yes Yes 1,398 1,553 111.1% The original California Institution for Women was opened in 1932 on the site of the current California Correctional Institution. That facility was closed in 1952 after the 1952 Kern County earthquake, and the women incarcerated in that facility were moved to the current CIW location, which had just opened.
California Medical Facility CMF Solano 1955 2,361 2,396 101.5%
California Men's Colony CMC San Luis Obispo 1954 Yes Yes 3,838 3,727 97.1%
California Rehabilitation Center CRC Riverside 1962 Yes 2,491 3,341 134.1% The facility, formerly a Naval hospital, was donated by the federal government in 1962. Women were incarcerated at CRC until 2007.
California State Prison, Centinela CEN Imperial 1993 2,308 3,284 142.3%
California State Prison, Corcoran COR Kings 1988 3,116 3,719 119.4%
California State Prison, Los Angeles County LAC Los Angeles 1993 Yes 2,300 3,158 137.3%
California State Prison, Sacramento SAC Sacramento 1986 1,828 2,363 129.3%
California State Prison, Solano SOL Solano 1984 2,610 3,752 143.8%
California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran SATF Kings 1997 Yes 3,424 4,844 141.5%
Calipatria State Prison CAL Imperial 1992 2,308 2,935 127.2%
Central California Women's Facility CCWF Madera 1990 Yes Yes 2,004 2,640 131.7% California's only death row for women is at CCWF.
Chuckawalla Valley State Prison CVSP Riverside 1988 1,738 2,324 133.7%
Correctional Training Facility CTF Monterey 1948 Yes 3,312 4,801 145.0%
Deuel Vocational Institution DVI San Joaquin 1953 Yes 1,681 2,047 121.8%
Folsom State Prison FSP Sacramento 1880 Yes for women 2,066 men, 403 women 2,694 men, 276 women 130.4% capacity (men's facilities), 68.5% capacity (women's facilities) FSP is the only California State Prison currently housing men and women.
High Desert State Prison HDSP Lassen 1995 Yes 2,324 3,286 141.4%
Ironwood State Prison ISP Riverside 1994 Yes 2,200 3,203 145.6%
Kern Valley State Prison KVSP Kern 2005 2,448 3,534 144.4%
Mule Creek State Prison MCSP Amador 1987 3,284 3,948 120.2%
North Kern State Prison NKSP Kern 1993 Yes 2,694 3,630 134.7%
Pelican Bay State Prison PBSP Del Norte 1989 2,380 2,608 109.6%
Pleasant Valley State Prison PVSP Fresno 1994 2,308 3,062 132.7%
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility RJD San Diego 1987 Yes 2,992 3,806 127.2%
Salinas Valley State Prison SVSP Monterey 1996 2,452 2,877 117.3%
San Quentin State Prison SQ Marin 1852 Yes Not formally designated, but has substantial reentry programming 3,082 3,776 122.5% California's only death row for men is at San Quentin. The prison was constructed by incarcerated men on the Waban, a ship anchored in San Francisco Bay and California's first prison.
Sierra Conservation Center SCC Tuolumne 1965 Yes 3,836 4,012 104.6%
Valley State Prison VSP Madera 1995 Yes 1,980 2,971 150.1%
Wasco State Prison WSP Kern 1991 Yes 2,984 4,121 138.1%

Reception centers house incarcerate people incoming to the state prison system while they complete an evaluation and receive a custody score. After that, they may be transferred to another prison for longer-term confinement.[6]

While all facilities have some level of education, treatment, and pre-release programs[8], reentry hubs provide specific reentry support to incarcerated people within 4 years of release, including cognitive behavioral therapy, job search skills, and financial literacy.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. "Adult Facilities and Locations". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Archived from the original on 2020-03-29. Retrieved 2020-03-29.
  2. ^ Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (2009). "Housing Inmates Out-of-State". State of California. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  3. ^ "Golden State Modified Community Correctional Facility". The GEO Group. Archived from the original on 2016-08-28. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  4. ^ "CoreCivic: Better the Public Good". Cca.com. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Adult Institutions List". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  6. ^ a b "Reception Center and Camps (Males)". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Archived from the original on May 3, 2020. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "An Update to the Future of California Corrections" (PDF). California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. January 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 3, 2020. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  8. ^ "Rehabilitative Programs and Services". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Archived from the original on May 3, 2020. Retrieved May 3, 2020.

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