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
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.
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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A safer community through excellence in a prison service built on respect for human dignity.
Joe A. Lizarraga has been warden or acting warden at Mule Creek State Prison since 2013. Lizarraga was chief deputy warden at Mule Creek State Prison from 2011 to 2013 and held multiple positions at California State Prison, Sacramento from 2008 to 2010, including acting chief deputy administrator and associate warden.
He was associate warden at the Deuel Vocational Institution from 2006 to 2008 and was a correctional captain at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Division of Correctional Health Care Services from 2005 to 2006. Lizarraga held multiple positions at the California Medical Facility from 1996 to 2005, including correctional captain, lieutenant and employee relations officer.
He was a labor relations specialist at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Office of Labor Relations from 1995 to 1996 and held multiple positions at San Quentin State Prison from 1986 to 1995, including correctional sergeant and officer.