Ironwood State Prison – California

Know somebody in prison at Ironwood State Prison? Ironwood State Prison is a state prison in the California state prison system, which is part of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. This guide tells you about anything you might need to know about Ironwood State Prison,like: How to locate an inmate. Visitation information. Ironwood State Prison’s address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate at Ironwood State Prison. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Ironwood State Prison
Year Opened: 1994
Type: male
State: California
County: Riverside
DOC: California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Security Level: minimum and medium
Warden Name: Timothy E. Busby

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Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Ironwood State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate there, and be sure to use the street address if you want to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page before you send a letter or package to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly write the address, and use the appropriate steps for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, the letter or package might not get to the inmate.

Ironwood State Prison
P.O. Box 2229
Blythe CA, 92226

Street Address / Prison location


Ironwood State Prison
19005 Wiley’s Well Road
Blythe CA, 92225

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are visiting an inmate. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to go to visit someone in prison.

Ironwood State Prison
19005 Wiley’s Well Road
Blythe CA, 92225


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Phone Number

Ironwood State Prison prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, however, there are cases when it may be useful to know the phone number to Ironwood State Prison.

Ironwood State Prison prisoners may be able to make calls with:

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

Fax Number

Ironwood State Prison prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to an inmate, but there are some times when it is helpful to know the fax machine number to Ironwood State Prison.

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for Ironwood State Prison. You won’t be able to reach individuals at this email address. If you are going to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 3895
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner you must use an exact procedure to ensure that the email message gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when mailing mail to a inmate. If you do not then what you sent might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Ironwood State Prison guards do open and read all incoming general correspondence. Incoming general packages and mail can be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or watch problems confronting an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you have to address a package or letter to a state prison inmate at Ironwood State Prison:

Ironwood State Prison
P.O. Box 2229
Blythe CA, 92226

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that was started to provide prisoners an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

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

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates funds in the mail and have to send funds to this address and follow the policies listed below:

The funds must be in a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, and during this period the inmate will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return money orders that don’t have appropriate inmate information provided the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Checks and cash cannot be deposited so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently moved to various correctional facilities around the state, so you may have to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to locate an California prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other California state prisons: California State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Ironwood State Prison, you must know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has its own policies for inmate visitation and they are changed regularly. The procedures discussed here may be changed since this was written, so be sure to also go to Ironwood State Prison’s official website to read the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will ensure every visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the correctional facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors is required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo ID is OK.

For all of the things shown below, read the official correctional facility website as this info 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

Section about Ironwood State Prison 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 Ironwood State Prison death row coming.

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.


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

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about what life is like at Ironwood State Prison coming.

  • 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 to be added later.


A photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

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:

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

Click here to tell about all about it

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Family Resources

Info about Ironwood State Prison inmate family resources coming.


A section with the history of Ironwood State Prison coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Ironwood 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

Ironwood State Prison Links

The official website:

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Ironwood State Prison

Have you ever spent any time in Ironwood State Prison? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Ironwood State Prison?

If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your prison experience so others can learn what to expect.

Things you could include in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at this facility, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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