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California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC)

Contact & Visiting Information

Main Phone: (661) 729-2000

Physical Address:

  • 44750 60th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93536-7620

Mailing Addresses:

  • Legal Mail: CSP - Los Angeles County , PO BOX 8457, Lancaster, CA 93539-8457

  • Inmate Money Orders*: CSP - Los Angeles County, PO BOX 8487, Lancaster, CA 93539-8487

Inmate Mailing Addresses (by facility)*:

  • Facility A & ASU, CSP - Los Angeles County Inmate's Housing, P.O. Box 4430, Lancaster, CA 93539-4430

    Facility B, CSP - Los Angeles County Inmate's Housing, P.O. Box 4490, Lancaster, CA 93539-4490

    Facility C, CSP - Los Angeles County Inmate's Housing, P.O. Box 4610, Lancaster, CA 93539-4610

    Facility D, CSP - Los Angeles County Inmate's Housing, P.O. Box 4670, Lancaster, CA 93539-4670

    Minimum Support Facility, CSP - Los Angeles County Inmate's Housing, P.O. Box 4730, Lancaster, CA 93539-4730

    * Make sure to include inmate's name and CDCR number as well as last known housing.


Visiting Information

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 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 visit 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, D5, 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 7:00am to 9:00am. 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 . 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.

Visiting Assistance:

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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About California State Prison, Los Angeles County

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The California State Prison Los Angeles County (LAC) is a multi-mission institution.   Fundamentally, the institution houses minimum and maximum security male inmates.   The institution serves as a Medical hub for Enhanced Outpatient (EOP) and EOP Administrative Segregation levels of Healthcare and also operates a Prison Industry Authority (PIA) Laundry, and soap manufacturing facilities. 

The institution serves as a Reentry Hub with programs such as Commercial Plumbing, Commercial Painting, Masonry and Computer Literacy. A Progressive Programming Facility (PPF) was established on Facility "A" in 2000. The PPF was created to create a program environment, free from violence, illegal drugs and disruptive behavior.

Institution Details

Productivity and self improvement opportunities are provided for inmates through academic classes, work programs, religious and self-help groups. LAC was constructed to meet the access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and has been designated to house Level I, III and IV inmates. The housing of these inmates is accomplished on a Minimum Support Facility (MSF) and four 270 design facilities. LAC also houses inmates who meet the criteria of the Department’s Disability Placement Program (DPP). LAC has a 100 cell standalone Administrative Segregation Unit (ASU) and a Correctional Treatment Center (CTC) where inmates receive professionally supervised health care beyond that normally provided in the community on an out-patient basis.  LAC also provides Correctional Clinical Case Management System (CCCMS) and Enhanced Outpatient Program (EOP).

Historical Notes

CSP-Los Angeles County is the first and only state prison located in Los Angeles County.

Warden Soto

About the Warden

John Soto has been warden or assistant warden at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, since 2012.

Soto held multiple positions at Salinas Valley State Prison from 2010 to 2012, including chief deputy administrator and correctional administrator. He was facility captain at the California Men’s Colony from 2009 to 2010 and at Kern Valley State Prison from 2007 to 2009.

Soto held multiple positions at Avenal State Prison from 1995 to 2007, including correctional lieutenant and correctional sergeant. He was correctional officer at the California Men’s Colony from 1990 to 1995 and at the Correctional Training Facility from 1989 to 1990.