Wasco State Prison-Reception Center (WSP)

Main Phone: (661) 758-8400

Physical Address: 701 Scofield Avenue, Wasco, CA 93280 (Directions)

  • Institution: 701 Scofield Avenue, P.O. Box 8800, Wasco, CA 93280
  • Inmates (make sure to include Inmate's Name and CDCR number as well as last known housing):
    • 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

PIA

Laundry & Farm Enterprise; Pre-Release; AA/NA; Visiting; Slow Down/Despacio - a Youth Diversion Program; Religious; Friends Outside; TABE (Testing of Adult Basic Education); GED; Libraries; Physical Education/Recreation; Vocational Electronics, and Office Services and related technology; Fire Department - consists of 8 inmate firefighter positions; Independent Study Program - Coast Line Community College; Correctional Learning Network; Breaking Barriers-A Cognitive awareness Model, Starting August 2010- Batterer’s Intervention which will encompass Anger Management; Parenting Education and Creative Conflict Resolution.

DRP Programs

CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs offers a wide range of programs for inmates. Check to see which programs are offered at this institution.

Family Liaison Service Specialist

CDCR provides through a contract with a community-based organization an on-site Case Manager as a family reunification liaison for inmates and family members, to assist with an inmates pre-release preparation; and conduct Parenting and Creative Conflict Resolution classes for inmates. Please call the Institution to contact the Family Reunification Liaison.

Details

A 1,000-bed medium custody facility houses general population inmates to help support and maintain the 4,580-bed reception center.  A minimum custody facility provides institutional maintenance and landscaping services.

Warden Sutton

John Sutton was appointed Warden at Wasco State Prison-Reception Center by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on April 4, 2017.

He served as the Chief Deputy Warden at North Kern State Prison since April 2016 and prior as an Out of Class Chief Deputy Warden at Wasco State Prison-Reception Center from April 2015 to January 2016.

He has held numerous positions at Ironwood State Prison, California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and Wasco State Prison-Reception Center.  The positions include Correctional Officer, Correctional Sergeant, Correctional Counselor I, Correctional Counselor II (Supervisor), Captain and Associate Warden.

He has been with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since January 1994.

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.