Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Visitor Processing begins 1/2 hour prior to each day's visiting start time and ends 1 hour prior to each day's visiting closing time. For information regarding Administrative Segregation Appointments or lock-down information, please call Folsom State Prison's main telephone number at (916) 985-2561 and select option 2.
Folsom State Prison (FSP) is participating in the VPASS pilot program. VPASS is an on-line program used to schedule appointments for visitor processing (contact visits only). New appointment times for FSP become available each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. For more information about VPASS go to CDCR Visitation. Folsom allows visitor traveling a distance of 250 miles or more that have not been to visit in the last 30 days or visitors under 250 miles and have not visited in the last 6 months, to utilize a standby starting at 8:00 a.m. All other visitors that don’t meet the previous criteria are allowed a non-guaranteed standby at 12:00 noon with the maximum number of 40 visitors between 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. close of visiting intake).
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.
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.
Folsom State Prison is located 25 miles east of Sacramento, and approximately 100 miles northeast of San Francisco. For additional information, visit this link to customize your driving directions.
California's second oldest prison, Folsom State Prison (FSP), primarily houses Medium Security General Population Level II male inmates. Additionally, Folsom houses Minimum Security Level I male inmates within a minimum security facility located just outside of the main security perimeter. Folsom offers Rehabilitative programs, to include academic courses and career technical education, which are provided through Folsom’s Greystone Adult School.
Under the administration of FSP, Folsom Women’s Facility (FWF) was activated in January 2013. This 403 bed stand-alone facility provides housing, rehabilitative and reentry programming, substance abuse treatment, and job training to the medium and minimum security female population. FWF is the northern most female facility in the State, allowing female offenders to maintain closer ties to family and relatives in the area.
Folsom State Prison is California's second-oldest prison, and one of the nation's first maximum-security prisons built in the decades following the California Gold Rush. Read more about the prison's interesting past.
Ron Rackley has been warden or acting warden at Folsom State Prison since 2014.
He was acting warden at the California Health Care Facility from 2012 to 2014 and held several positions at the Deuel Vocational Institution from 1987 to 2012, including warden, chief deputy administrator, correctional administrator, captain, lieutenant, sergeant and officer.