Main Phone: (530) 257-2181
Physical Address: 711-045 Center Rd., Susanville, CA 96127-0790 (Directions)
Learn about contacting, visiting, and corresponding with inmates and juveniles who are in our institutions.
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CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs offers a wide range of programs for inmates. Check to see which programs are offered at this institution.
California Correctional Center in Susanville receives, houses, and trains minimum custody inmates for placement into one of the institution’s 18 Northern California conservation camps. Working collaboratively with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), these camps are strategically located throughout the north state to provide fire suppression hand crews, as well as an organized labor force for public conservation projects and other emergency response needs of the State. For fun close by , there’s Lassen Volcanic National Park, rich in hydrothermal sites with acres of bubbling mud pots and littered with lava rocks from the most recent eruptions. For hiking enthusiasts there’s the Biz Johnson trail, several miles if California scenic beauty. How about a historic tour through the Lassen County Courthouse? Built in 1917 it’s a postcard through time.
CCC is comprised of four facilities and 18 conservation camps. The original Institution was built in 1963, and encompasses the Level I and Level II facilities which are a dormitory design. In 1983, the minimum support facility was constructed, and in 1988, CCC’s 270 Level III was brought on line.
Suzanne M. Peery has been the warden at the California Correctional Center since 2016. Warden Peery served as the acting warden from January 2016, until she was appointed warden on June 29, 2017
Warden Peery served in several positions at High Desert State Prison from 2006 to 2016, including acting warden, chief deputy warden, associate warden, correctional business manager and staff services manager. She served in several positions at the California Correctional Center from 1988 to 2006, including procurement and services officer, business services officer, staff services analyst, personnel services specialist and office assistant.
Dr. Shereef K. Aref was appointed Chief Executive Officer at California Correctional Center in May 2017. During his almost 27-year career with the state of California, Shereef has served in a variety of capacities at CDCR including Associate Warden (Correctional Administrator), Correctional Counselor, Correctional Health Services Administrator II, Regional Administrator for Health Care Services and Chief of Support Services for Health Care Services Division. He has been assigned to a variety of institutions including California Institution for Men, California Rehabilitation Center, California State Prison-Los Angeles County and Chuckawalla Valley State Prison. He has also served as Chief of Plan Surveys and Consumer Services for the California Department of Managed Health Care, and Director of Permit Assistance for the California Environmental Protection Agency, among other positions. Shereef holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Care Administration and Policy from UCLA, and a Medical Degree from Cairo University in Egypt.
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.