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Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP)

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Institution Physical and Mailing Addresses:

Physical Address Inmate Mailing Addr. Staff Mailing Address
5905 Lake Earl Drive
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 465-1000
P.O. Box 7500
Crescent City, CA 95532
P.O. Box 7000
Crescent City, CA 95531-7000

Warden (A) Ducart
Clark E. Ducart

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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Institution Statistics

Inmate Population (as of Sept. 30, 2013)
Total: 2,715
General Population: 983
SHU: 1,179
Psychiatric Services Unit: 115
Enhanced Outpatient Unit: 34
Administrative Segregation Unit: 244
Minimum Support Facility: 127
Firehouse: 7
Infirmary: 9

Custody: 954
Non-custody: 480 (includes health care)

Operating budget for FY 2013/2014
$158,820,252 (does not include medical)