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Correctional Training Facility (CTF)

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* Highway 101, five miles north of Soledad.

Physical Address: Staff Mailing Address:
Highway 101 North *
Soledad, CA 93960
(831) 678-3951
P.O. Box 686
Soledad, CA 93960-0686
Inmate Mailing Addresses:

Facility A & B
P.O. Box 705
Soledad, CA 93960

Facility C
P.O. Box 689
Soledad, CA 93960

Facility D
P.O. Box 690
Soledad, CA 93960

Marion Spearman Warden (A)

Marion Spearman,

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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General Population Visit
Visiting Days: Saturdays, Sundays and Designated Holidays*
from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Note: North Facility "A" and "B" yard alternate visitation each weekend.

Non-Contact Visits
Non-Contact Visiting Days: Saturdays, Sundays, and Designated Holidays*
Non-contact Visiting Hours: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Processing of visitors for Non-Contact inmates will end 1230 hours, A pre-scheduled visiting appointment is required for Non-Contact inmates housed in Administrative Segregation Unit.
To scheduled a Non-Contact appointment call Correctional Training Facility's Visitor Processing at (831) 678-5894 or by email

*Visiting Holidays
New Year's Day
Independence Day


Visitors can access facility grounds no earlier than 7:30 AM.

All visitors must park in the main visitor parking lot. Visitors with a valid disabled placard may park in the designated spaces near the Central Entrance Building.

If you have scheduled an appointment, you must check in at the Central Entrance Building to retrieve your visiting pass.

If you do not have an appointment, you should not arrive before 11:00 AM andmust wait behind the designated cone to receive your visiting pass.

Visitors will be processed according to their scheduled time slot.

Helpful Tips

  • Schedule your visit, as there is no guarantee that all unscheduled visitors will be processed due to limited space availability.
  • Check-in at the Central Entrance Building approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Leave all unauthorized items secured in your vehicle or at Friends Outside.
  • Park in the designated area and secure your vehicle completely.

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Visiting Processing Appointments Scheduling System (VPASS) become available each Monday at 12:01 AM. You may schedule an appointment three (3) weeks in advance. Do not use VPASS for Non-Contact visit.

Visitors may schedule appointments over the telephone, (831) 678-5894 (this is a direct line) during the following times.

Monday, Facilities A and B (NORTH) and D (SOUTH) Only (visitors can begin scheduling for the weekend three (3) weeks ahead 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Tuesday, Facility C ONLY (visitors can begin scheduling for the weekend three (3) weeks ahead. 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday All Facilities 6:00PM-8:00 PM

Visitors may request scheduled appointments via e-mail at once the request is processed staff will e-mail the visitor a confirmation. The request must include the names of the visitors, inmates name, number, and housing, date and time of the request. If the requested time is not available you will be scheduled for the next available time slot.

The appointment time is the time you begin the Visitor Processing. Visitor processing times will vary due to institutional layout and other security issues that may arise during processing.

Scheduled appointments can be made for your entire party as long as it is for the same inmate, same time, and date.

Visitors may schedule appointments in person at the conclusion of their visit at the Central Entrance Building during regular visiting hours.

There is no penalty for missing a scheduled appointment, but we request that as a courtesy to other visitors, please call or e-mail to cancel your scheduled appointment. Correctional Training Facility (CTF) Visiting will make every effort to process visitors as efficiently as possible every thirty (30) minutes, including late appointments.

Please refer to the Visitor Processing Appointment System (VPASS) at for more information and to view the “Active Facility Message” which is updated weekly, or Call the Visitor Information Line at (800) 374-8474.


Visitors may retain only life-sustaining, condition-stabilizing medication with the prescribing physician's written statement of its immediate need, and only in the physician's prescribed amount immediately required to sustain or stabilize the condition during the visit. The physician's written statement shall include the physician's medical license number, address, and phone number. All medication shall be in its original pharmacy container with the patient's name, pharmacy, name of medication, prescribed dosage, and the physician's name indicated on the container's label.


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.

Message from the Statewide Inmate Family Council:

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.


From San Francisco:

  • Take south-bound Highway 101 for 120 miles
  • Exit to Correctional Training Facility (located between the cities of Gonzales and Soledad)
  • Turn left at the bridge and enter institution grounds

From Sacramento:

  • Take south-bound I-5 for 220 miles
  • Exit west-bound on Highway 152
  • Exit south-bound Highway 101
  • Exit to Correctional Training Facility (located between the cities of Gonzales and Soledad)
  • Turn left at the bridge and enter institution grounds

From Los Angeles:

  • Take north-bound Highway 101 for 230 miles
  • Exit to Correctional Training Facility (located between the cities of Gonzales and Soledad)
  • Turn right at the bridge and enter institution grounds

NOTE TO ALL VISITORS:   The building behind the flag pole is the Entrance Building that processes CTF visitors.

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