California Medical Facility (CMF)
3 Ways of Sending Money to Inmates
- Lock Box: A no fee service with a shorter hold time for sending money via money order, personal check, or cashier’s checks.
- EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer): A paid service, this is the fastest option with funds posted to inmate’s account within 1 to 3 days.
- Mail funds directly to the institution: Never a fee. All funds except Certified Funds are subject to a 30 day hold.
California Medical Facility - Mission Statement
The California Medical Facility (CMF) was established in 1955 by the Legislature to provide a centrally located medical / psychiatric institution for the health care needs of the male felon population in California's prisons. Currently, CMF operates with a 299.1 million dollar budget and approximately 2,088 employees.
CMF houses a General Acute Care Hospital, Correctional Treatment Center (CTC), Licensed Elderly Care Unit, in-patient and out-patient psychiatric facilities, a Hospice Unit for terminally ill inmates, general population, and other special inmate housing. Additionally, the Department of State Hospitals operates a licensed, Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital and an Intermediate Care Facility within CMF.
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