California State Prison, Centinela (CEN)
Visiting Hours and Directions:
from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Visiting appointments are scheduled Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (760) 337-7900 extension 5810. Appointments are scheduled for visiting days from 8:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Visitors who are unable to schedule an appointment will be processed as a walk-up visitor at 11:15 a.m.
ASU and non-contact visiting appointments may be scheduled Monday thru Friday during normal business hours and are scheduled on visiting days at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
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.
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