California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC)

Contact & Visiting Information

Main Phone: (916) 985-8610

Physical Address:

  • 100 Prison Road, Represa, CA 95671

Mailing Addresses:

  • General: P.O. Box 290001, Represa, CA 95671
  • Warden: P.O. Box 290002, Represa, CA 95671
  • Inmates:
      Inmate's Full Name, CDCR #
      California State Prison-Sacramento,
      P.O. Box 290066, Represa, CA 95671

Visiting Hours

General Population
Visiting Days: Saturdays, Sundays, and Designated Holidays*
Visiting Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(Visitor Processing Hours: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm)

Non-Contact Visits
Non-Contact Visiting Days: Saturdays, Sundays, and Designated Holidays*

Non-contact Visiting Hours:
A pre-scheduled visiting appointment is required for inmates housed in

Administrative Segregation, SHU and PSU
Non-contact visits are 1 ½ hours in duration and may be scheduled for one of the following appointment times:
8:30 am, 10:30 am or 12:30 pm

Appointments for non-contact visits may be scheduled up to eight days in advance.
To scheduled a non-contact appointment call CSP-Sacramento's Visitor Processing at
(916) 985-8610, ext. 5010 or 5014.

Visiting Holidays
New Year's Day
Independence Day

Visiting Information
For updated information concerning CSP-Sacramento's current visiting status, contact the Visitor Information hotline at (800) 374-8474.

For all other visiting questions contact CSP-Sacramento's Visitor Processing at (916) 985-8610, exts. 5010 or 5014

Allowable Visitor Items
Visitors may be permitted to take the following items into the visiting area:

Miscellaneous Items
  • One pair of eyeglasses.
  • One handkerchief or a small package of tissues, no bandannas.
  • One comb and/or hairbrush, non-metallic, no pointed ends or detachable parts.
  • Two keys on a ring with no other attachments. One key may be an electronic car key.
  • Visiting locker key.
  • Identification.
  • One transparent coin purse, maximum two compartments, maximum size of 6"x 8".
  • Fifty dollars per adult visitor and twenty dollars per minor visitor, coin or one dollar bills only.
  • Indian Medicine Bag. (Upon inspection and approval.)
  • Two small (less than 12 inches in length) solid toys.

Baby Items
The following baby care items are permitted for each baby:
  • One transparent diaper bag.
  • Six disposable diapers.
  • Three factory-sealed jars of baby food.
  • Any combination of the following; two factory-sealed single serving size, ready to feed bottles of baby formula or two transparent plastic baby bottles, either empty or containing pre-mixed formula/milk/juice/water.
  • Two factory-sealed, single serving size packets of powdered baby formula.
  • One change of clothes.
  • Single-layer baby blanket.
  • One transparent pacifier.
  • Factory-sealed baby wipes.
  • One baby feeding spoon (plastic).
  • One single-layer burp cloth.
  • One infant carrier.

Photographs, papers, or documents permitted into the visiting area for the inmate's examination shall be retained by the visitor and carried from the visiting room and the institution/facility at the conclusion of the visit. Photographs, papers, or documents require approval of the institution/facility designated staff. Ten approved photographs may be allowed; maximum size 8" x 10"; no false backs or instant photographs.

Visitor Basic Dress Standards
Visitors shall remain fully clothed when visiting. Appropriate attire includes undergarments; a dress or blouse/shirt with skirt/pants or shorts; and shoes or sandals. Visitors over 36" tall shall adhere to the following dress standards.
  • Shoes or sandals shall be worn at all times. Shower shoes and bedroom slippers will not be allowed.
  • Buttons, snaps, and zippers shall remain fastened.
  • Undergarments shall be worn beneath translucent clothing, under all circumstances.
  • For security reasons, no brassiere will have metal underwire.
  • All shorts and skirts, including slits in the garment, shall not expose more than two inches above the knee when standing.
  • Prohibited Attire
    Prohibited attire consists of, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Clothing which, in any combination of shades or types of material, resembles state issued inmate clothing (e.g., blue denim or chambray shirt, blue denim pants, reception-center attire).
  • Law enforcement, military-type, or camouflage-patterned articles of clothing including rain gear when not legitimately worn by an individual on active duty or in an official capacity.
  • Clothing that:
  • Exposes the breast/chest area, genitals, or buttocks.
  • By design, manner worn, or due to the absence of, allows the anatomical detail of body parts or midriff to be clearly viewed.
  • Are shear or transparent or excessively tight.
  • Attire or accessories displaying obscene/offensive language, drawings, or objects.
  • Head coverings, readily removable hair pieces, or gloves, with the exception of clear see-through rain gear for inclement weather.
  • Any other clothing, garment, or accessory that when compared to the expressly specified standards above would warrant disapproval.
  • Non-Contact Visiting
    Inmates assigned to Administrative Segregation Unit / Security Housing Unit (ASU/SHU) are not normally eligible for contact visits. On a case-by-case basis, the institution head or designee may allow contact visits for inmates in ASU. Inmates not assigned to an ASU/SHU may be placed on non-contact visiting status for specific periods of time by disciplinary disposition, or classification committee action in accordance with CCR Sections 3170(d) and 3176.4. Visitors who have made appointments in advance for non-contact visits shall be given priority.
  • Non-contact visits shall be scheduled in one-hour increments and may be extended depending on space availability and scheduling. When overcrowding occurs, those who have visited at least one hour and who have been visiting for the longest time may have their visits terminated as outlined in CCR Subsections 3176(a)(9)and (10).
  • Visitor Medication
    Visitors may retain only life-sustaining, condition-stabilizing medication with the prescribing physician's written statement of its immediate need, and only in the physician's prescribed amount immediately required to sustain or stabilize the condition during the visit. The physician's written statement shall include the physician's medical license number, address, and phone number. All medication shall be in its original pharmacy container with the patient's name, pharmacy, name of medication, prescribed dosage, and the physician's name indicated on the container's label.

    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.

    Statewide Inmate Family Council Message:

    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.

    Driving Directions:

    From U.S. 80:

    • Exit Hwy 80 at Greenback Lane, Roseville (south) approximately 8 miles
    • Continue on Greenback Lane/Lake Natoma Drive
    • At intersection take Greenback Lane (left) 1.5 miles to Leidesdorf Street, then 0.1 miles to Riley Street
    • Turn left on Riley for .3 miles to Natoma Street
    • Turn left on Natoma
    • Proceed past the Folsom Civic Center, zoo, Police and Fire Departments for about 1 mile
    • Turn left on to Prison Road
    • Proceed on Prison Road for .25 miles and turn right into CSP-Sacramento.  The visitors parking lot will be on the left, approximately .3 miles ahead

    From U.S. 50:

    • Exit Hwy 50 at Folsom Blvd,  approximately 3 miles to Natoma Street
    • Turn right on Natoma Street
    • Proceed past the Folsom Civic Center, zoo, Police and Fire Departments for about 1 mile
    • Turn left on to Prison Road
    • Proceed down Prison Road for approximately .25 miles and turn right into CSP-Sacramento.  The visitors parking lot will be on the left, approximately .3 miles ahead

    CSP-Sacramento is located approximately 25 miles east of Sacramento, and approximately 105 miles north east of San Francisco. Visit this link  to customize your driving directions.

    About California State Prison, Sacramento

    Aerial of California State Prison, SacramentoAerial photo. Click image for larger view.

    The mission of California State Prison-Sacramento (CSP-SAC) is to serve the public by housing maximum security inmates, inmates requiring specialized mental health programming, and inmates with high risk medical concerns. CSP-SAC promotes rehabilitative opportunities via educational programs, vocational training, self-help programs and mental health treatment. These rehabilitative programs are offered to inmates on all facilities as a part of CSP-SAC’s mission to promote a safer environment for the inmate population and staff at CSP-SAC. The rehabilitative programs and services provided at CSP-SAC greatly improve an offender’s chances for a successful re-entry into the community.

    Institution Details

    CSP-SAC is primarily a Level IV institution, consisting of twenty- four (24) semi-autonomous 180 designed housing units and one (1) stand alone Administrative Segregation Unit all surrounded by a Lethal Electrified Perimeter Fence. There is also a Level I Minimum Support Facility (MSF). CSP-SAC has three of the four level of care identified by the Mental Health Services Delivery System, Correctional Clinical Case Management System, Enhanced Outpatient Program, and Mental Health Crisis Bed. CSP-SAC is on 882 acres, sharing this property with Folsom State Prison, Folsom Women’s Facility, and California Prison Industry Authority. In 2012, CSP-SAC was the first institution in California to achieve American Correctional Association accreditation with 98.6 percent score.

    Historical Notes

    CSP-Sacramento is located adjacent to Folsom State Prison.  When it first opened in 1986, the prison was administered by the Folsom warden and was called New Folsom.  In October 1992, its name was changed to CSP-Sacramento, and was administered as a separate prison with its own warden.

    About the Warden

    David Baughman has been Warden or Acting Warden at California State Prison-Sacramento since April 2016.

    He has served in multiple positions at CSP-Sacramento from July 1993 to April 2016, including Chief Deputy Warden and Associate Warden.

    He was a Correctional Officer at Folsom State Prison from January 1991 to July 1993.

    He started his CDCR career at California Medical Facility as a Correctional Officer from March 1989 to January 1991.