Saturday, Sunday and Designated Holidays* from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
* New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and 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) 992-8800, ext. 5702
Visitors may schedule an appointment for non-contact visits with inmates assigned to Administrative Segregation (3A03-3A04-ASU-1), Facility 4A/4B Security Housing Units (SHU) or inmates under modified program status one week in advance by calling (559) 992-9444 on Wednesdays and Fridays between the hours of 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This phone line will only be answered on the aforementioned days and times.
Visitors may also make appointments by e-mailing requests to firstname.lastname@example.org son Monday mornings starting at 6:00 am until 11:00 am and Monday evenings starting at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Any visitation requests that are not received within the aforementioned timeframes will not be considered. Requests will be addressed and considered in the order in which they are received. The appointment request must contain the following information: Inmate’s name, Inmate’s CDC#, date and time of requested visit, Visitor name, Visitors Drivers License/I.D. number and contact telephone number. Requests will only be accepted two weeks in advance. Visitors will be notified by E-Mail confirming their appointment time by 10:00 am on Wednesday morning. Incomplete request will not be issued a confirmation. Only those requests which are successful in acquiring their desired appointment will receive a confirmation e-mail. Request should be in the following format:
VPASS is an on-line program used to schedule appointments for visitor processing (contact visits only). New VPASS appointment times for CSP-COR become available each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. For more information about VPASS go to CDCR Visitation.
Visitor(s) whom reside out of the state of California, and more than 250 miles from the institution may schedule a visiting appointment by contacting the Public Information Officer (PIO). Appointments shall be made not less than 30 calendar days from the intended visiting date and the visitor may not have visited within the last six months. Request may be made directly to the PIO and/or by written request. All written request shall be post marked no later than 30 calendar days from the date of the requested visit.
The Inmate Family Council (IFC) is seeking volunteers to serve on the Council. Please contact visiting staff for more information or to request an application.
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.
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.
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The California State Prison, Corcoran (CSP-COR) is committed to ensuring and instilling the public and inmates' families with the confidence that CSP-Corcoran is committed to providing the best medical, mental health, education, vocational and self help programs for all inmates confined to Corcoran.
CSP-Corcoran not only meets this commitment by providing it's employees with the proper training, tools and safe working environment, but also by encouraging ideas and collaboration between all departments.
CSP-Corcoran is a complex, multi-mission institution comprised of several facilities.
CSP-Corcoran is built on what was once Tulare Lake, home of the Tachi Indians. It was the first California prison with a separate facility built exclusively to house Security Housing Unit inmates.
Michael Sexton has been acting warden at California State Prison-Corcoran since 2017.
Michael Sexton was chief deputy warden at California State Prison-Corcoran from 2014 to 2017. He served in several positions at Corcoran including Correctional Administrator, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant and Correctional Officer.
He was a Correctional Officer at CSP-Los Angeles County (LAC) in 1993, a Correctional Lieutenant at California Substance Abuse and Treatment Facility (SATF) from 2003 to 2004, and a Captain at Avenal State Prison (ASP) from 2007 to 2011. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1983 to 1990.