Wasco State Prison
|Population||4,121 (138.1% capacity) (as of April 30, 2020)|
|Managed by||California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation|
The Wasco facility was the first of two reception centers in Kern County. The primary mission is to provide short term housing necessary to process, classify, and evaluate new inmates physically and mentally, to determine their security level, program requirements, and appropriate institutional placement. A 400-bed medium custody facility houses general population inmates to help support and maintain the reception center. A minimum custody facility provides institutional maintenance and landscaping services.
As of April 30, 2020, Wasco was incarcerating people at 138.1% of its design capacity, with 4,121 occupants.
- "California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Monthly Report of Population As of Midnight April 30, 2020" (PDF). California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Internal Oversight and Research. April 30, 2020. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2020. Retrieved May 2, 2020.
- CDCR. "CDCR - Wasco State Prison (WSP)". www.cdcr.ca.gov. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
- "Wasco State Prison official webpage". Archive.org. Archived from the original on March 2, 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
- Wasco State Prison-Reception Center Contact and Visiting Information
- California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Official website
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