California State Prison, Corcoran

Looking for somebody in California State Prison, Corcoran? California State Prison, Corcoran is a correctional institution in the California state prison system, which is part of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. This page tells you about everything one might want to know about California State Prison, Corcoran: Find an inmate at California State Prison, Corcoran. Visiting an inmate at California State Prison, Corcoran. The address and phone number at California State Prison, Corcoran Sending money and mail. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: California State Prison, Corcoran
State: California
County: Kings
DOC: California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Security Level: I, III, IV
Warden Name: Connie Gipson

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for California State Prison, Corcoran. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone there, and make sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of California State Prison, Corcoran.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page before you send something to an inmate to make sure that you properly address the item, and do the appropriate procedure for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct directions, it might not get to the inmate.

California State Prison, Corcoran
P.O. Box 8800
Corcoran CA, 93212-8309

Street Address / Prison location


California State Prison, Corcoran
4001 King Avenue
Corcoran CA, 93212

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page before you try to visit an inmate at California State Prison, Corcoran.

California State Prison, Corcoran
4001 King Avenue
Corcoran CA, 93212


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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t get to call the inmate, however, there are some times when it is necessary to have the phone number to the prison.

Inmates may be able to make phone calls using:

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

Fax Number

California State Prison, Corcoran prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax an inmate, but there are cases when it is necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

This is the main email address for the prison. You won’t be able to email individuals at this address. If you need to send an email to a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate you must use an exact procedure to make sure that the email is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important rules that you have to follow when mailing mail to a prisoner. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

Before you proceed, read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

California State Prison, Corcoran guards will open and read and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general postal correspondence may be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security and safety or monitor a problem regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you must address mail to a state prisoner at California State Prison, Corcoran:

California State Prison, Corcoran
P.O. Box 8800
Corcoran CA, 93212-8309

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which was started to provide prisoners an account for prisoner money and for buying things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit money to inmate’s Commissary accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money through the mail and have to send it to the address below and do so in accordance with the directions shows below:

The funds have to be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you 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, and during this period the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash will not be deposited so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to various correctional facilities throughout California, so you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an California prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other California state prisons: California State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at California State Prison, Corcoran, be sure that you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each California prison has their own policies for inmate visitation and they get changed often. The rules below might be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also read California State Prison, Corcoran’s site to find the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will ensure every visitor signs the inmate visitors log when they enter the facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture ID of visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo id is acceptable.

For all of the points listed below, check the official prison site because this information is changed frequently:

  • 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 State Prison, Corcoran records coming.

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 State Prison, Corcoran death row will be posted ASAP.

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Information about California parole procedures coming.

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 getting released from California State Prison, Corcoran coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Info about prison life will be posted ASAP.

  • 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 State Prison, Corcoran news will be posted ASAP.


A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at California State Prison, Corcoran
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at California State Prison, Corcoran.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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

Details about California State Prison, Corcoran inmate family resources to be added later.


A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous California State Prison, Corcoran 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 State Prison, Corcoran Links

The official website:

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of California State Prison, Corcoran

Have you ever been an inmate at California State Prison, Corcoran? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience because others will know what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your comment:

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

If you are currently an inmate at this prison, include your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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  1. Harold C says:

    Good Day! I just want to inform your good office that it’s been 2 years since that I’m out of jail and up to now I didn’t received my stuff . I hope you can do something about this matter.. Thank you and more power

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