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Sending money to an inmate at this institution has changed

Inmate Deposits may now be sent through the Lock Box Service for inmate deposits of checks and money orders up to $999.99. Lock Box allows for incoming inmate monies to be mailed to a secured centralized depository. Checks and Money Orders in the Amount in of $1,000.00 or more will still be accepted at the institution.

The process for Electronic Fund Transfers remains unchanged for ALL prisons. Find out more about sending money to inmates.

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 Joe A. Lizarraga

Joe A. Lizarraga,

Mission Statement

We are committed to protecting public safety, ensuring the safety of Department personnel, and providing proper care and supervision of all offenders under our jurisdiction while assisting their re-entry into society.

Vision Statement

A safer community through excellence in a prison service built on respect for human dignity.

Core Values

  • Public Safety - We serve the public as a key element of the criminal justice system and endeavor to make a positive contribution to society.
  • Leadership - We aspire to be positive role models and encourage others to excel.
  • Integrity - We act lawfully, transparently, honestly, reliably, fairly, and ethically.
  • Respect - We treat everyone with courtesy and respect and concern for their dignity, equality and human rights.
  • Courage - We do what is right, even when confronted with adversity.
  • Excellence - We conduct ourselves with distinction.
  • Teamwork - We work together, forming effective partnerships with all stakeholders so that our performance benefits from a broad range of perspectives, insights and advice.
  • Accountability - We are responsible to ourselves and others for our actions and decisions.

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