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California Correctional Center (CCC)

Contact & Visiting Information

Main Phone: (530) 257-2181

Physical Address:

  • 711-045 Center Rd., Susanville, CA 96127-0790

Mailing Addresses:

  • Institution: P.O. Box 790, Susanville, CA 96127-0790
  • Inmates (include Inmate's Name and CDCR number as well as last known housing):
    • A Facility, MSF Facility, P.O. Box 2500, Susanville, CA 96127-2500
    • C Facility, P.O. Box 2210, Susanville, CA 96127-2210
    • B Facility, Infirmary, P.O. Box 2400, Susanville, CA 96127-2400

Visiting Hours:

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, Christmas

Please contact our visiting staff for further information at (530) 257-2181, ext. 4119.

Visiting Assistance:

A CDCR funded Visitor Center is at the institution operated by a community-based organization under contract to CDCR. The Visitor Center provides visiting assistance to family members and friends including a sheltered place to wait before and after visits, transportation to and from local transit terminals, childcare, clothing appropriate for visits on loan, and information about local resources, visiting rules and regulations.

Statewide Inmate Family Council Message:

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.

General Directions:

From Reno:

  • North toward Susanville on Hwy 395 (approx. 80 miles)
  • Right at intersection of Hwy 395 and Hwy 36 (to continue north on Hwy 395)
  • Left on Leavitt Lane (approx. 4 miles north of 395/36 intersection)
  • Right on Center Road

From Red Bluff:

  • East on Hwy 36 (approx. 100 miles)
  • Continue east on Hwy 36 through Susanville
  • Left at intersection of Hwy 36 and Johnstonville Road
  • Left on Center Road

From Chico:

  • East on Hwy 32 (approx. 90 miles)
  • Right at intersection of Hwy 32 and Hwy 36 to continue East towards Susanville
  • Continue East on Hwy 36 through Susanville
  • Left at intersection of Hwy 36 and Johnstonville Road
  • Left on Center Road

From Redding:

  • East on Hwy 44 (approx. 110 miles)
  • Left at intersection of Hwy 44 and Hwy 36 to continue east towards Susanville
  • Continue East on Hwy 36 through Susanville
  • Left at intersection of Hwy 36 and Johnstonville Road
  • Left on Center Road

California Correctional Center is located 210 miles North of Sacramento, 298 miles North East of San Francisco. It is next to High Desert State Prison. Visit this link to customize your driving directions.

For additional local lodging information, and information about the Susanville community, please visit the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce website at

About California Correctional Center

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The primary mission of the California Correctional Center (CCC) is to receive, house, and train minimum-custody inmates for placement into one of the institution's 18 Northern California conservation camps.  Working collaboratively with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, these camps are strategically located throughout the north state to provide fire suppression hand crews, as well as an organized labor force for public conservation projects and other emergency response needs of the State.  Services provided through the conservation camp program historically amount to many millions of dollars in value to the public.  Work projects associated with conservation camps support municipal, county, State, and federal government agencies, including schools, parks, cemeteries, and public recreation areas.

The secondary mission of CCC is to provide meaningful work, training, and education programs for inmates who do not meet the criteria for assignment to a conservation camp.  These alternative assignments include academic and vocational trade programs, facility maintenance jobs, food service positions, and other facility support assignments.

CCC offers a wide assortment of positive leisure-time activities, including numerous self-help improvement programs, such as literacy, addiction recovery, veterans' affairs, religious services, athletic programs, and Page Turners Anonymous.

Warden Gower

About the Warden

Robert L. Gower has been warden or acting warden at the California Correctional Center, Susanville, since 2012.

Gower served in multiple positions at High Desert State Prison from 2002 to 2012, including acting warden, chief deputy warden, correctional administrator, facility captain, correctional lieutenant and correctional counselor. He held multiple positions at the California Correctional Center, Susanville, from 1986 to 2002, including correctional lieutenant, correctional sergeant and correctional officer.