California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC)
Inmate Mailing Address (by Facility):
Facility A & ASU
Minimum Support Facility
3 Ways of Sending Money to Inmates
- Lock Box: A no fee service with a shorter hold time for sending money via money order, personal check, or cashier’s checks.
- EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer): A paid service, this is the fastest option with funds posted to inmate’s account within 1 to 3 days.
- Mail funds directly to the institution: Never a fee. All funds except Certified Funds are subject to a 30 day hold.
Welcome to the Visitor Information Page for the California State Prison – Los Angeles County (LAC).
Our visiting hours are 8:30am to 3:00pm, Saturdays, Sundays, and on the following holidays:
New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Processing begins at 8:30 am. Processing ends at 2:00 pm.
All visitors will be processed out of visiting no later than 3:00pm.
Beginning the weekend of Saturday, October 06 and Sunday, October 07, 2012, LAC will be implementing an on line appointment system for visiting. The Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System, known as VPASS is for contact visits only. Your appointment is to be processed for visiting and will not affect the length of your visit. You can access VPASS at http://visitorreservations.cdcr.ca.gov. This is the only method to schedule an appointment for a contact visit. Visitors that are unsuccessful in scheduling an appointment using VPASS can attempt to visits as a “Walk Up”. Visitors with appointments, however, will have priority in processing. Visitors who enter as “Walk Ups” will be processed as space becomes available, however, are not guaranteed a processing time.
All visitors with VPASS appointments are encouraged to arrive at the Visiting Center a minimum of 30 minutes prior to your appointment time for processing.
Please be advised that Visiting is subject to closure without notice during facility lockdowns and/or other serious incidents.
Administrative Segregation Inmates housed in ASU1, A4, A5, Orientation Inmates and inmates with Disciplinary Restrictions are limited to a one (1) hour non-contact visit per weekend, by appointment only. All visitors with non-contact appointments must arrive at the Visiting Center a minimum of 1 hour prior to your appointment time for processing.
Telephone appointments for non- contact visits shall be scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
To schedule an appointment for non- contact visits, please call (661) 729-2000, extension 5401, 5885, 5886, 5887, 5888, or 5889.
Appointments via e-mail can also be scheduled for non contact visits by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org .
E-mail appointments for non- contact visits shall be scheduled on Mondays from 6:00am to 12:00 noon.
For additional visiting information, including current visiting status by facility, or information on appropriate attire and prohibited items, please call the LAC Visiting Information Line at (661)723-8333.
Please do not call to inquire whether you are approved or disapproved. The Visiting Department does not give that information over the phone. If your questionnaire is approved, the Visiting Department will notify the inmate. It is the inmate’s responsibility to inform you of the approval status. If your questionnaire is disapproved, the Visiting Department will notify you in writing of the decision to disapprove you, the reasons for that decision, and your right to appeal that decision.
If you would like to mail in your CDC-106 Visiting Questionnaire with any attached documentation, you may mail it to:
California State Prison – Los Angeles County
Attn: Visiting Department
44750 60th Street West
Lancaster, California 93536.
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.
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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.
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