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Sending money to an inmate at this institution is changing

Beginning March 2, 2015, this institution will participate in a 60-day pilot program using the Lock Box service. Lock Box allows for incoming inmate monies to be mailed to a secured centralized depository. Upon completion of the pilot program, these institutions will use the Lock Box service for inmate deposits of checks and money orders up to $999.99. Checks and Money Orders in the Amount in of $1,000.00 or more will still be accepted at the institution.

The process for Electronic Fund Transfers remains unchanged for ALL prisons. Find out more about sending money to inmates.

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,

Correctional Training Facility - Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Correctional Training Facility (CTF) is to provide custody, care, treatment, and rehabilitative programs for inmates committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) by the courts. CTF provides long-term housing and services for minimum and medium custody inmates. As a Re-entry Hub CTF focuses on providing life skills for inmates through Academic and Career Technical Education (CTE) classes taught in our Valley Adult School (VAS), and by work assignments in Prison Industries Authority (PIA), leading to successful re-integration into communities throughout California.

Institution Details

The CTF is a Level I and II, General Population prison consisting to three separate facilities. Facility’s A and B are Level II Sensitive Needs Yard units consisting of four (4) three tier cell block housing units; two (2) man cells, and two (2) Dorms with a total bed capacity of 2800. Facility C is a Level II General Population unit consisting of nine (9) three tier cell block housing units; two (2) man cells with a total bed capacity of 2496. Facility C also consist of an Administrative Segregation Unit, which is a three (3) tier cell block housing unit consisting of one man cells with a total bed capacity of 240. Facility D is a Level I General Population unit consisting of six (6) Dorms with a total bed capacity of 1012. Each facility has an independent dining room, clothing distribution, canteen, medical/dental/mental health services, education, library, chapel, and visiting rooms.

American Correctional Association

Accredited Since August 2013

Fiscal Year 2013/2014 Budget


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