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Sending money to inmates will change on January 1.

Beginning January 1, 2015, San Quentin and WASCO State Prison will be participating in a 90-day pilot program intended to streamline the process for sending checks and money orders to inmates. The new service, Lock Box, allows for incoming inmate monies to be mailed to a secured centralized depository.

Wasco State Prison-Reception Center (WSP)

Aerial view of Wasco State Prison-Reception Center. CLICK to download a copy.
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,
Warden


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

Wasco State Prison Reception Center - Mission Statement

The Wasco facility was the first of two reception centers in Kern County. The primary mission is to provide short term housing necessary to process, classify, and evaluate new inmates physically and mentally, to determine their security level, program requirements, and appropriate institutional placement.

A 400 bed medium custody facility houses general population inmates to help support and maintain the reception center. A minimum custody facility provides institutional maintenance and landscaping services.


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