Saturdays and Sundays and Designated Holidays* from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
* New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Appointments for contact visits may be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Appointments for non-contact visits may be scheduled one week in advance. Between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., visiting staff will only process visitors that have an appointment. Visitors who do not have an appointment may walk-in at 12:30 p.m. However, walk-ins will be processed at the completion of scheduled appointments. Visitors should not arrive on institutional grounds more than 30 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time.
There are three ways an appointment can be made for contact visits:
When visitors exit the visitor processing center at the conclusion of their visit, they may schedule their next visit.
Visitors may make appointments by calling (559) 992-7526 on Tuesdays, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This phone line will only be answered on the aforementioned days and times.
The Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System, known as VPASS, is an online application offered as a service to help expedite the visitation scheduling process. Approved visitors may access VPASS to schedule an appointment between 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. When scheduling an appointment at CSATF for Facilities A-B-C select “West” Processing Center and for Facilities D-E-F-G select “East” Processing Center. The system will also allow the visitors to receive information about any changes to visitation via email or on the VPASS home page.
You can view a variety of video demonstrations (demos) and review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on CDCR's main Visitation Page.
Visitors will be required to report to their respective Visitor Processing Centers 30 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment for processing. If the visitor arrives late for the scheduled appointment, they will not be processed as an appointment. Once open visiting begins at 1230 a.m. the visitor will then be allowed to process.
Visitors may schedule an appointment for Non-Contact visits with inmates assigned to Short Term Restricted Housing (STRH) one week in advance by calling (559) 992-7100, extension 5712, Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visitors for non-contact visits are required to arrive (1) hour prior to their scheduled appointment. Late arrival may be result in cancellation of the scheduled visit.
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. Visit this link to customize your driving directions.
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.
The primary mission of the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran (CSATF/SP) is to protect the public by ensuring those inmates who are remanded to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) remain in custody, until they are scheduled to be released. CSATF/SP will accomplish this by employing the highest standards of “Correctional Professionalism” in the performance of our duties.
Protect staff by providing the proper equipment and best training that is available in the use of the equipment, and by ensuring staff are informed of Departmental Policy and Procedures, while consistently reinforcing that all behavior must fall within those guidelines.
Protect inmates by ensuring the CSATF/SP properly classify and house them within Departmental guidelines, by holding the inmate population and staff responsible for adhering to Departmental Policies and Procedures, and fairly enforcing all law and regulations.
Provide the inmate population access to the Department’s Disability Placement Program (DPP), Developmental Disabled Program (DDP), medical, dental, and mental health services that meet the applicable standards. Work with medical staff to ensure competent, compassionate, and professional care is provided at all times.
Work with and provide support to the Office of Substance Abuse Programs for the purpose for establishing the best substance abuse treatment programs that are available to the population.
Provide educational, vocational, re-entry and self-help programs that are current by society’s standards that will provide inmates life skills, and work skills that can be used in support of their efforts at reintegration into society.
Encourage public awareness and interactivity through or Citizens’ Advisory Counsel, and facilitating appropriate access by outside agencies, legislators, the media, and public to maintain accountability.
Stuart Sherman has been warden or acting warden at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran, since 2013. He has served in several positions since 2004, including chief deputy administrator and correctional administrator.
He held multiple positions at California State Prison, Corcoran, from 1997 to 2004, including correctional administrator, captain and correctional counselor. Sherman was a correctional counselor at North Kern State Prison from 1993 to 1997 and at the California Correctional Institution from 1991 to 1993.
He was a correctional officer at the California Medical Facility from 1986 to 1991.