Correctional Training Facility – California

Know someone incarcerated at Correctional Training Facility? Correctional Training Facility is a correctional institution in the state prison system in California. This guide gives you about everything you might need to know about Correctional Training Facility,like: How to locate an inmate at Correctional Training Facility. Visiting an inmate at Correctional Training Facility. The prison’s address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Correctional Training Facility
Year Opened: 1946
State: California
County: Monterey
DOC: California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Security Level: minimum
Warden Name: Randy Grounds

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Contact Information

Below you will find the mailing address and street address for Correctional Training Facility. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to an inmate at Correctional Training Facility, and make sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of Correctional Training Facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner to learn how to correctly address it, and do the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you don’t use the correct steps, the package or letter might get sent back.

Correctional Training Facility
P.O. Box 686
Soledad CA, 93960-0686

Street Address / Prison location


Correctional Training Facility
Highway 101 North *
Soledad CA, 93960

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page before you visit an inmate here.

Correctional Training Facility
Highway 101 North *
Soledad CA, 93960


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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, however, there are cases when it might be necessary to know the phone number to the facility.

Correctional Training Facility inmates are able to make phone calls with:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to an inmate, but there are cases when it is helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for Correctional Training Facility. You won’t be able to contact individuals using this email. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
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Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate at Correctional Training Facility you must follow an specific procedure to make sure that the message gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates can’t access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when sending mail to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then letter or package might not be received.

Before you proceed, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution officials do open and read all received general mail. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep safety and security or monitor a particular problem having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you need to address a letter to an inmate at Correctional Training Facility:

Correctional Training Facility
P.O. Box 686
Soledad CA, 93960-0686

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which serves to provide a bank type account for prisoner money and for buying items not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add money to inmate’s accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates funds in postal mail and will have to send funds to the following address and follow the directions provided below:

The money have to be in a money order made out to the inmate’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 placed on a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have valid inmate info if the envelope has a return address. Cash and checks cannot be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often moved to different correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you might need to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to find an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other California state prisons: California State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Correctional Training Facility, make sure you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every correctional facility in California has its own procedures for prison visitation and these policies get changed frequently. The rules below may be changed by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check Correctional Training Facility’s website to read the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will ensure all visitors sign the prison visitors log before they can enter the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo I.D. is OK.

For everything shown below, read the official Correctional Training Facility website because this information changes 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

Section about Correctional Training Facility 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

Info about Correctional Training Facility death row to be added later.

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


Section about California parole 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.


More information about getting released from Correctional Training Facility to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about life at Correctional Training Facility 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.


A news section will be posted ASAP.


A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Correctional Training Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Correctional Training Facility.

If you have any photos of Correctional Training Facility 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 prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, check out:

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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 Correctional Training Facility will be posted ASAP.


A Correctional Training Facility history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Correctional Training Facility 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

Correctional Training Facility Links

The official website:

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Correctional Training Facility

Have you ever been an inmate at Correctional Training Facility? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone at this correctional facility?

If so, then you should tell us about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

What to put in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated at this prison, post your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.

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