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California Institution for Women (CIW)

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Physical Address: Mailing Address:

16756 Chino-Corona Road
Corona, CA 92880
(909) 597-1771

16756 Chino-Corona Road
Corona, CA 92880


Institutional Business Correspondence (No Inmate Mail):
16756 Chino-Corona Road
Corona, CA 92880

Inmate General Correspondence: Inmate Money Orders:

16756 Chino-Corona Road
Corona, CA 92880

16756 Chino-Corona Road
Corona, CA 92880

Kimberly Hughes, Warden (A)

Kimberly Hughes,

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

Visiting Days and Hours:

Saturdays, Sundays & Designated Holidays* :
Check-in 8:30am - 2:00pm, Close at 3:00pm.

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

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.


CIW is located 37 miles east of Los Angeles; 90 miles northwest of San Diego. Visit this link  to customize your driving directions.

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.