California Institution for Men (CIM)

Institution Details:

  • Facility A has an inmate population of approximately 1113 Level-II Sensitive Needs Yard (SNY) inmates. The facility consists of eight dormitory housing units and each housing unit has a capacity of approximately 140 inmates.
  • Facility B has an inmate population of approximately 977 medium/maximum custody level inmates and serves as a reception center receiving and processing male inmates that have been newly committed to CDCR primarily from Riverside and San Diego County. The Reception Center completes diagnostic tests, medical/mental health screening, and literacy assessments for classification in order to determine the inmate's appropriate institutional placement. In addition to the reception center mission, Facility B includes Palm Hall as a designated Administrative Segregation Unit. This Administrative Segregation unit receive inmates from CIM, California Rehabilitation Center, Local CDCR/Cal Fire camps, Inmates serving Security Housing Unit terms, in route to court or other CDCR Institutions.
  • Facility C has an inmate population of approximately 760 Level-II Sensitive Needs Yard (SNY) inmates, many of whom are serving life sentences. The facility consists of four housing units with a capacity of approximately 200 inmates. Facility C is located approximately 2 miles east of CIM's main complex.
  • Facility D has an inmate population of approximately 2000 general population inmates and is designated as a Secure Level-I. The facility consists of twelve housing units with each housing unit having a capacity of approximately 200 inmates. The California Code of Regulations defines a Level I as consisting primarily of open dormitories with a low security level with inmates with 0 to 18 points (least likely to misbehave) are housed in Level I facilities. Inmates with minimum custody can be housed and work outside the secure perimeter where inmates with medium custody are housed and work inside the secure perimeter but can live in a dormitory environment.
  • Academic and Inmate Leisure Time Activity Group (ILTAG) opportunities include High School/GED, Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Literacy and Adult Basic Education, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Criminal Gang Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, Veterans In Prison, Prison Fellowship Pre-release program, Center for the Empowerment of Families Fatherhood Group, Victim Offender Education Group, Toastmasters, Global Youth Connection, Alternative to Violence, California State University San Bernardino Visual Arts, and National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI).
  • Work programs include the PIA laundry, Juice Processing and packaging plant, Marine Technology Training Center deep sea diver training program, Janitorial Services, Carpentry and Building Maintenance.