Calipatria State Prison – California

Know someone incarcerated at Calipatria State Prison? Calipatria State Prison is a prison in the California state prison system, which is part of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. This guide will tell you info about anything you might want to know about Calipatria State Prisonsuch as the following: Find out who’s in prison at Calipatria State Prison? Visitation policies and procedures. The prison’s address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Calipatria State Prison. And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Calipatria State Prison
State: California
County: Imperial
DOC: California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Warden Name: Leland McEwen

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Contact Information

In this section is the street address and mailing address for Calipatria State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to someone at Calipatria State Prison, and make sure to use the street address if you want to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below before you mail something to someone in prison so that you correctly write the address, and do the correct steps for mailing a letter or package. If you do not use the correct steps, the letter or package could not get delivered.

Calipatria State Prison
P.O. Box 5001
Calipatria CA, 92233-5001

Street Address / Prison location


Calipatria State Prison
7018 Blair Road
Calipatria CA, 92233

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are going to visit an inmate. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections further down on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Calipatria State Prison.

Calipatria State Prison
7018 Blair Road
Calipatria CA, 92233


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Phone Number

Calipatria State Prison inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call the inmate, but, there are some times when it is helpful to have the telephone number to Calipatria State Prison.

Calipatria State Prison inmates can sometimes call out using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Calipatria State Prison prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to the inmate, but there are times when it might be necessary to have the fax number to Calipatria State Prison.

Email Address

The email address below is the general email for the facility. You won’t be able to email prisoners at this email address. If you need to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Calipatria State Prison you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the email gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners can’t access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that you must follow when sending postal mail to a inmate. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not make it there.

before you send a letter or package, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison employees do open and inspect and read all incoming general postal correspondence. Received general packages and mail may be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security and safety or monitor any problems confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you have to address mail to a prisoner at Calipatria State Prison:

Calipatria State Prison
P.O. Box 5001
Calipatria CA, 92233-5001

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which serves to provide inmates an account for inmate money and for purchasing things not issued by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may add funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates money through the postal service and must send the moneyh to this address and do so in accordance with the policies given below:

The money must be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, and during this hold period the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that do not have appropriate prisoner info provided the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time changed to various prisons around the state, so you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to find an Calipatria State Prison prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other California state prisons: California State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Calipatria State Prison, be sure that you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The policies listed here may be out of date when you are reading this, so make sure to also check Calipatria State Prison’s site to get the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer ensures every visitor signs the inmate visitors log when entering the facility and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture ID of visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state picture ID is OK.

For all of the points shown below, read the main prison facility website as this information is updated 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

Section about Calipatria State Prison prison records coming soon.

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

Section about Calipatria State Prison death row will be posted ASAP.

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


More information about California parole process 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.


More information about release procedures for Calipatria State Prison to be added later.

Inmate Programs

In conjunction with the Mission, the institution will promote viable work assignments, vocational training, and educational opportunities for offenders in order to foster an environment in which positive changes can occur.

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Prison Life

More information about prison life 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.


Calipatria State Prison news coming soon.


Calipatria State Prison photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Calipatria State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Calipatria State Prison.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a prison? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison 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

Section about family resources available at Calipatria State Prison coming.


Calipatria State Prison history coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Calipatria State Prison 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

Calipatria State Prison Links

The official website:

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Calipatria State Prison

Have you ever been a prisoner in Calipatria State Prison? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this correctional facility?

If so, then you should write a review about it. Write down your prison experience because others will know what to expect.

Things you could include in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at this prison, leave your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.

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