California Correctional Institution

Know somebody at California Correctional Institution? California Correctional Institution is a correctional institution in the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. This guide tells you all about anything you might need to know about California Correctional Institution,like: How to locate an inmate at California Correctional Institution. How to visit California Correctional Institution inmates. California Correctional Institution’s address and phone number. Sending money and mail. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: California Correctional Institution
State: California
County: Kern County,
DOC: California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Warden Name: Michael Stainer,

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Contact Information

In this section you have the street address and mailing address for California Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner at California Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the street address if you want to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page before you send a package or letter to someone in prison so that you properly address the package or letter, and follow the correct procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the appropriate steps, it could not get delivered.

California Correctional Institution
P. O. Box 1031
Tehachapi CA, 93581

Street Address / Prison location


California Correctional Institution
24900 Highway 202
Tehachapi CA, 93561

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit a prisoner. You should read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections on this page before you visit someone in prison at California Correctional Institution.

California Correctional Institution
24900 Highway 202
Tehachapi CA, 93561


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Phone Number

California Correctional Institution inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you can’t call inmates, but, there are times when it is necessary to have the telephone number to the facility.

California Correctional Institution prisoners may be able to make calls using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to send a fax to your inmate, but there are some times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

This is the general email for the prison. You can’t email individuals at this address. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate at California Correctional Institution you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the message is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners can’t access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you must follow when mailing mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then what you sent might not be received.

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

California Correctional Institution staff open and read and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general postal correspondence is read as frequently as is necessary to maintain security or monitor problems confronting an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you need to address mail to an inmate at California Correctional Institution:

California Correctional Institution
P. O. Box 1031
Tehachapi CA, 93581

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates an account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not provided by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may send money into these accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send inmates funds in postal mail and must send funds to this address and follow the policies shows below:

The funds must be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, in which the prisoner will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that do not have valid inmate info if the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Checks and cash can’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time transported to different correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to locate an California Correctional Institution inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other California state prisons: California State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit California Correctional Institution, you must know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each California prison has their own procedures for visitation and these policies get changed regularly. The rules listed here could be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to California Correctional Institution’s website to get the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure all visitors sign the inmate visitors log before they can enter the institution and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors is required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued picture ID is acceptable.

For all of the points listed below, read the main prison website as this info is changed all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Details about California Correctional Institution prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about California Correctional Institution death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about California parole procedures coming soon.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Info about life at California Correctional Institution coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


California Correctional Institution news will be posted ASAP.


A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at California Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at California Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of California Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a job at a correctional facility? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, go to:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Info about resources for family members of inmates at California Correctional Institution to be added later.


A California Correctional Institution history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous California Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other California State Prisons: California State Prisons

California Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of California Correctional Institution

Have you ever been an inmate in California Correctional Institution? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited someone at this prison?

If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

Things you might want to put in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are an inmate at California Correctional Institution, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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