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Central California Women's Facility (CCWF)

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Physical Address:
Inmate Mailing Address:
Mailing Address:
23370 Road 22
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-5531
P. O. Box 1508
Chowchilla, CA  93610
P. O. Box 1501
Chowchilla, CA  93610-1501

Deborah K. Johnson, Warden
Deborah K. Johnson, Warden

3 Ways of Sending Money to Inmates

  1. Lock Box: A no fee service with a shorter hold time for sending money via money order, personal check, or cashier’s checks.
  2. EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer): A paid service, this is the fastest option with funds posted to inmate’s account within 1 to 3 days.
  3. Mail funds directly to the institution: Never a fee. All funds except Certified Funds are subject to a 30 day hold.

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Visiting Hours and Directions

* If you are experiencing flu like synptoms or are not feeling well, please stay home until you are feeling better. *

Saturdays, Sundays and Designated Holidays* 
from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

* New Year's Day, Independence Day,
Thanksgiving, Christmas

For up to date visiting information please call the visiting hotline at (800) 374-8474

For further information please contact our visiting staff at (559) 665-5531, ext. 7600.

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 Sacramento:

  • Take Highway 99 South
  • Three miles south of Chowchilla to the Avenue 24 exit
  • Left on Avenue 24; proceed four miles
  • Turn right on Road 22
  • First prison on your right

From Fresno:

  • Take Highway 99 North
  • Three miles past Madera
  • 20 1/2 exit
  • Proceed east for three miles
  • First prison on your left

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