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Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP)

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Physical Address: Mailing Address:
4001 Highway 104
Ione, CA 95640
(209) 274-4911
P.O. Box 409099
Ione, CA 95640

Warden Knipp

Joe A. Lizarraga,
Warden (A)



Visiting Hours and Directions:

Saturday and Sunday Visiting Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

General Population Saturdays, Sundays, and Designated Holidays* from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (no processing in after 2:00 p.m.)

Administrative Segregation Saturdays, Sundays, and Designated Holidays* 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Appointments are in one hour increments (9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. (by advance appointment only)

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

For updated information concerning MCSP visitor hours or closures, please contact the Visitor Processing Unit at (209) 274-4911, ext. 5410.
CDCR Visiting Information: 1-800-374-8474

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.


General Directions:

From Sacramento:

  • Take Hwy 16 (Jackson Road) to Ione-Michigan Bar Road
  • Proceed south to Hwy 104
  • Take Hwy 104 east to Ione

From Stockton:

  • Take Hwy 88 east to Hwy 124
  • Drive north on Hwy 124 to Ione

From San Francisco:

  • Take Hwy 80 to Hwy 50 (Placerville/Lake Tahoe)
  • Take Hwy 50 to Hwy 16 (Jackson Road)
  • Take Hwy 16 (Jackson Road) to Ione-Michigan Bar Road
  • Proceed south to Hwy 104
  • Take Hwy 104 east to Ione
For additional information, visit this link  to customize your driving directions.

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