Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Designated Holidays* from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
* New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day are open for visitation to all inmates
For updated information in English and Spanish regarding California City Correctional Facility (CAC) visitor hours or closures, please contact the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's toll-free Visiting Information Line at (800) 374-8474.
You will not be processed onto the institution earlier than 8:00 a.m.
You must park in the designated visitor parking lot. If you have a valid disabled placard designated for someone in your vehicle, you may park in the designated spaces near the Front Entrance Building.
All visitors need to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before, and no later than 15 minutes of your scheduled visit. Please include your scheduled time on the top of your visiting pass.
The primary method to schedule appointments is through the Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System (VPASS), an on-line program used to schedule appointments for visitor processing (contact visits only). Appointments may be scheduled and visiting information viewed by selecting the following link http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Visitors/index.html. New appointment times for CAC become available each Monday at 7:00 am. In the event VPASS appointments are full, you must contact the California City Correctional Facility Visiting Department at (760) 246-7600 extension 7022 / 7023 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for information regarding availability of non-appointment/walk-up times.
Note: Only one appointment per day can be scheduled to allow other visitors to have equal access to the schedule process.
As a courtesy to other visitors, please cancel your scheduled appointment. If you are late for scheduled appointments, you will be processed as a walk-in.
Due to having a small visiting area at CAC, visitation operates on a rotating basis utilizing the inmates last two digits of their CDCR number.
Below are the dates each inmate will be available for visiting. The last two of the inmates CDCR# are in parentheses, example (00-24) followed by the dates the inmate may receive visits. The following is the 2017 visiting calendar.
Jan: 07, 22 Feb: 04, 19 March: 04, 19 April: 01, 16, 29 May: 14, 27 June: 11, 24 July: 09, 22 Aug: 06, 19
Sep: 03, 16 Oct: 01, 14, 29 Nov: 11, 26 Dec: 09, 24
Jan: 08, 21 Feb: 05, 18 March: 05, 18 April: 02, 15, 30 May: 13, 28 June: 10, 25 July: 08, 23 Aug: 05, 20
Sep: 02, 17, 30 Oct: 15, 28 Nov: 12, 25 Dec: 10, 23
Jan: 14, 29 Feb: 11, 26 March: 11, 26 April: 08, 23 May: 06, 21 June: 03, 18 July: 01, 16, 29 Aug: 13, 26 Sep: 10, 23 Oct: 08, 21 Nov: 05, 18 Dec: 03, 16, 31
Jan: 01, 15, 28 Feb: 12, 25 March: 12, 25 April: 09, 22 May: 07, 20, June: 04, 17 July: 02, 15, 30 Aug: 12, 27 Sep: 09, 24 Oct: 07, 22 Nov: 04, 19 Dec: 02, 17, 30
If you meet the standards of California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 15 section 3176.1 (A) excess distance and time (250 miles and the 31st day since last visit, six months since last visit (to date), or first time visiting the inmate, you will be granted two consecutive days of visiting (Saturday and Sunday). One of the days (Saturday or Sunday) must be that inmates visiting day.
Local Inmate Family Councils (IFC's) are a gathering of family and friends of the incarcerated who meet regularly with Wardens to support visiting since keeping strong family connections with loved ones is a powerful rehabilitative tool. These IFC's promote visiting by clarifying rules and regulations as well as discussing health, education, vocational training, packages, books, and related issues. For more information on connecting with a local IFC, please visit the Statewide IFC website.
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The primary mission of California City Correctional Facility (CAC) is to promote the safety of the public, our staff and the offenders by providing security, supervision and quality healthcare, offering opportunities for successful re-entry into society, and capitalizing on partnerships to continue to improve the quality of life in California. 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 wherein positive changes can occur.
These assignments include academic and vocational trade programs, facility maintenance jobs, food service positions, and other facility support assignments.
The overarching values are forthright and direct and require that we must continue to commit ourselves to principled leadership, embracing a set of core values that guide our behavior:
John Garza has been Acting Warden at California City Correctional Facility since January 2017. Prior to his assignment as Acting Warden he held the position of Chief Deputy Warden at California Correctional Institution.
Mr. Garza began his career with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in 1994 at North Kern State Prison. He promoted to Correctional Sergeant at California Correction Institution (CCI) in 1998, then accepted a promotion to Correctional Lieutenant at Chuckawalla State Prison in 2004.
In 2005, Mr. Garza accepted a lateral transfer to Kern Valley State Prison as part of an activation team where he later promoted to Correctional Captain in 2009. Between 2013 and 2016, Mr. Garza held positions at Wasco State Prison and Duel Vocational Institution to include; Associate Warden and Chief Deputy Warden.