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High Desert State Prison (HDSP)

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Institution Physical and Mailing Addresses:

Physical Address All Staff Inmate Mail Inmate Trust
475-750 Rice Canyon Rd.
Susanville, CA 96127
(530) 251-5100
P.O. Box 750
Susanville, CA 96127-0750
P.O. Box 3030
Susanville, CA.
P.O. Box 270-249
Susanville, CA.

Suzanne M. Peery, Warden
Suzanne M. Peery,
Warden (A)

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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Visiting Hours and Directions

General Population

Saturdays, Sundays, Designated Holidays* from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Processing hours from 8:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Administrative Segregation
(by advance appointment only)

Saturdays, Sundays, Designated Holidays* from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Processing hours from 8:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

* New Year's Day, Independence Day,
Thanksgiving, Christmas

For additional visiting information, please call the Visitor Processing Center at (530) 251-5100, ext. 5708.


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.

General Directions:

High Desert State Prison is located 210 miles North of Sacramento, 298 miles North East of San Francisco. It is next to California Correctional Center.  For additional information, visit this link  to customize your driving directions.

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.