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Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP)

Aerial view of Mule Creek State Prison. CLICK to download a copy.
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,

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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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.