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Sending money to an inmate at this institution is changing

Beginning April 1, 2015, this institution will participate in a 60-day pilot program using the Lock Box service. Lock Box allows for incoming inmate monies to be mailed to a secured centralized depository. Upon completion of the pilot program, these institutions will use the Lock Box service for inmate deposits of checks and money orders up to $999.99. Checks and Money Orders in the Amount of $1,000.00 or more will still be accepted at the institution.


The process for Electronic Fund Transfers remains unchanged for ALL prisons. Find out more about sending money to inmates.

Central California Women's Facility (CCWF)

Aerial view of Central California Women's Facility. CLICK to download a copy.
Physical Address:
Inmate Mailing Address:
Mailing Address:
23370 Road 22
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-5531
P. O. Box 1508
Chowchilla, CA  93610
P. O. Box 1501
Chowchilla, CA  93610-1501

Deborah K. Johnson, Warden
Deborah K. Johnson, Warden



Central California Women's Facility - Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Central California Women's Facility (CCWF) is to process, rehabilitate, and incarcerate California's female offenders in a secure, safe, disciplined and ethical institutional setting. 


Institution Details

Central California Women's Facility is the largest female institution in the state which is located in Chowchilla, California.  CCWF provides inmate academic education, work and vocational training, counseling and specialized programs for the purpose of successful reintegration into society.  It provides community service which encourages public awareness and participation.

The facility's specialized mental health and medical services are commensurate with community standards, providing a licensed medical environment while encouraging personal responsibility.

The institution also provides staff resources and training which ensures the highest standards of "Correctional Professionalism."


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