Correctional Training Facility (CTF)

Main Phone: (831) 678-3951

Physical Address: Soledad Prison Road, Soledad, CA 93960 (Directions)

  • All Staff: P.O. Box 686, Soledad, CA 93960-0686
  • Inmate Facility A & B, P.O. Box 705, Soledad, CA 93960
  • Inmate Facility C, P.O. Box 689, Soledad, CA 93960
  • Inmate Facility D, P.O. Box 690, Soledad, CA 93960
  • PIA: Administration, Wood Products (Furniture Manufacturing, Upholstery), Textiles, Silk Screen, Warehouse and Maintenance.
  • Vocational: Electronics, Auto Mechanics, Building Maintenance, Carpentry, Computer Literacy, Electrical Works, HVAC, Masonry, Plumbing, Small Engine, Welding, Office Services.
  • Academic: Adult Basic Education, Voluntary Education Program, High School/GED, Literacy Program, Computer Assisted Education, College.
  • Volunteer/Self Help Programs: Balance Reentry Activity Group (BRAG), Life Cycle, Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous (NA/AA), Avatar, Toastmasters, Fathers Behind Bars, Alternative To Violence (AVP), Veterans Group, Higher Education Learning Program (HELP), Al-Anon, Criminals and Gangs Anonymous (CGA), Inner Circle (Men’s support group), Incarcerated Vietnam Veterans of America, Native American, Operation New Hope, Rosary Group/Catholic Choir, WE CARE Juvenile Deterrent Group.
  • Other: Recycle, Friends Outside, Religious Services, Veterans Service Office, Organized Sports, Substance Abuse Program (SAP), Criminal Thinking (beginning January 2014), Anger Management  (beginning January 2014), Family Relations (beginning January 2014),  Transitions – Pre Release (beginning January 2014). Note: the dates are tentative and subject to change.

DRP Programs

CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs offers a wide range of programs for inmates. Check to see which programs are offered at this institution.

Family Liaison Service Specialist

CDCR provides through a contract with a community-based organization an on-site Case Manager as a family reunification liaison for inmates and family members, to assist with an inmates pre-release preparation; and conduct Parenting and Creative Conflict Resolution classes for inmates. Please call the Institution to contact the Family Reunification Liaison.

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: $142,498,449

History

In the early months of 1946 the Carlyle Thorpe property four miles north of Soledad, on Highway 101, was selected as a suitable location for the new prison that would become the Correctional Training Facility (CTF), and 936.15 acres was purchased at a cost of $239,465.67. In August 1946, the first dormitory was constructed to house inmates at South Facility and was attached to San Quentin as a farming camp. In August, 1949, work was started on the construction of Central Facility housing the first inmates on December 3, 1951. In March, 1956, work was started on the construction of North Facility housing the first inmates in September, 1958. (Research by Jeff Soares)

Warden photo

Shawn Hatton was confirmed as Warden in April 2017 at the Correctional Training Facility (CTF). He was acting Warden from Jan. 19, 2016 to April 2017.

Prior to CTF, he worked as a Correctional Officer at the Gabilan Conservation Camp CC #38 from 1988 to 2001. He transferred to Salinas Valley State Prison where he worked from 2001 until 2016. He held several positions, including include Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Correctional Administrator and Chief Deputy Administrator.

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.