Mule Creek State Prison

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Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP)
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LocationIone, California
Coordinates38°22′13″N 120°57′12″W / 38.3703°N 120.9532°W / 38.3703; -120.9532Coordinates: 38°22′13″N 120°57′12″W / 38.3703°N 120.9532°W / 38.3703; -120.9532
Population3,785 (115.2% capacity) (as of July 31, 2022[1])
OpenedJune 1987
Managed byCalifornia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
WardenPatrick Covello (Acting) [2]

Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) is a California State Prison for men.[3] It was opened in June 1987, and covers 866 acres (350 ha) located in Ione, California. The prison has a staff of 1,242 and an annual operating budget of $157 million.[4]

As of July 31, 2022, MCSP was incarcerating people at 115.2% of its design capacity, with 3,785 occupants.[1]

SNY Facility[edit]

Location of Ione in Amador County and Amador County in California

In 2005, MCSP became the only California state prison exclusively for Sensitive Needs Yards (SNY) inmates. SNY inmates are segregated from the general prison population for their own safety. Many are gang dropouts, informants, sex offenders, and former law enforcement officers.[5]

Notable inmates[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Monthly Report of Population As of Midnight July 31, 2022" (PDF). California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Internal Oversight and Research. July 31, 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 5, 2022. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  2. ^ "CDCR - Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP)". Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  3. ^ "Inmate who won order for sex reassignment surgery recommended for parole". Los Angeles Times. 2015-05-21. Retrieved 2020-07-12.
  4. ^ Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) (2011). "Institution Statistics". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
  5. ^ "Easing the Hard Time". Los Angeles Times. 2005-09-16. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  6. ^ "CDCR Inmate Locator: Charley Charles". Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  7. ^ "Inmate Search: Luis Reynaldo Johnson C79631, Ione, California".

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