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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

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

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.