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Wasco State Prison-Reception Center (WSP)

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Physical Address:
Mailing Address:
701 Scofield Avenue
Wasco, CA 93280
(661) 758-8400
701 Scofield Avenue
P.O. Box 8800
Wasco, CA 93280

John Katavich, Warden
John N. Katavich,

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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Inmate Mailing Address (by institutional facility):

Facility A
701 Scofield Ave.
P.O. Box 4400
Wasco, CA 93280
Facility B
701 Scofield Ave.
P.O. Box 5500
Wasco, CA 93280
Facility C
701 Scofield Ave.
P.O. Box 6600
Wasco, CA 93280
Facility D
701 Scofield Ave.
P.O. Box 7700
Wasco, CA 93280
Facility E
701 Scofield Ave.
P.O. Box 3300
Wasco, CA 93280
Facility H
701 Scofield Ave.
P.O. Box 9900
Wasco, CA 93280

Visiting Hours and Directions

Visiting Days and Hours:

Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm.
All incoming processing begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 1:45 p.m.
Visiting by appointment by calling (661) 758-8400 ext. 7864 Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No Exception, all appointments must be made over the phone.
Do not leave messages for appointments.


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.

For information on how to get to WSP, visit this link  to customize your driving directions.

Message from the Statewide Inmate Family Council:

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.