Main Phone: (661) 729-2000
Physical Address: 44750 60th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93536-7620 (Directions)
Legal Mail: CSP - Los Angeles County , PO BOX 8457, Lancaster, CA 93539-8457
Facility A & ASU, CSP - Los Angeles County Inmate's Housing, P.O. Box 4430, Lancaster, CA 93539-4430
Facility B, CSP - Los Angeles County Inmate's Housing, P.O. Box 4490, Lancaster, CA 93539-4490
Facility C, CSP - Los Angeles County Inmate's Housing, P.O. Box 4610, Lancaster, CA 93539-4610
Facility D, CSP - Los Angeles County Inmate's Housing, P.O. Box 4670, Lancaster, CA 93539-4670
Minimum Support Facility, CSP - Los Angeles County Inmate's Housing, P.O. Box 4730, Lancaster, CA 93539-4730* Make sure to include inmate's name and CDCR number as well as last known housing.
Learn about contacting, visiting, and corresponding with inmates and juveniles who are in our institutions.
Productivity and self improvement opportunities are provided for inmates through academic classes, work programs, religious and self-help groups. LAC was constructed to meet the access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and has been designated to house Level I, III and IV inmates. The housing of these inmates is accomplished on a Minimum Support Facility (MSF) and four 270 design facilities. LAC also houses inmates who meet the criteria of the Department’s Disability Placement Program (DPP). LAC has a 100 cell standalone Administrative Segregation Unit (ASU) and a Correctional Treatment Center (CTC) where inmates receive professionally supervised health care beyond that normally provided in the community on an out-patient basis. LAC also provides Correctional Clinical Case Management System (CCCMS) and Enhanced Outpatient Program (EOP).
CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs offers a wide range of programs for inmates. Check to see which programs are offered at this institution.
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.
El Centro is the nearest city to Centinela State Prison, has a desert climate, and is the southernmost desert city below sea level in the continental United States. There are two international border crossings for commercial and noncommercial vehicles. El Centro is just 15 miles from the international industrial complexes in Mexicali, Baja California. The nearby Algodones Dunes, the largest dune field in the U.S. drawing thousands of visitors each year, mainly for off-road driving. The Salton Sea is 30 miles north of El Centro, and for water sport enthusiasts, there the Colorado River an hour to the east. Mexico (the border city of Mexicali, Baja California) is ten miles away and offers big city amenities like museums, a zoo and a sports/convention center.
The California State Prison Los Angeles County (LAC) is a multi-mission institution. Fundamentally, the institution houses minimum and maximum security male inmates. The institution serves as a Medical hub for Enhanced Outpatient (EOP) and EOP Administrative Segregation levels of Healthcare and also operates a Prison Industry Authority (PIA) Laundry, and soap manufacturing facilities.
The institution serves as a Reentry Hub with programs such as Commercial Plumbing, Commercial Painting, Masonry and Computer Literacy. A Progressive Programming Facility (PPF) was established on Facility "A" in 2000. The PPF was created to create a program environment, free from violence, illegal drugs and disruptive behavior.
Debbie Asuncion has been the Warden or acting Warden at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, since December 2015.
Asuncion has served multiple positions at CDCR from 1991 - 2015, including Chief Deputy Warden at the California Institution for Men, Correctional Administrator at Salinas Valley State Prison; Captain, Lieutenant and Sergeant at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison and Correctional Officer at Calipatria and Centinela State Prisons.
Christina Galstian has been serving as CEO at LAC since 2017. Prior to that, she was CEO at California City Correctional Facility from 2016. Galstian has broad experience in the health care industry. Before coming to CCHCS, she held several chief executive positions, including at CareNet Medical Group, Dignity Health, Albany Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente and Glendale Memorial Hospital. Galstian holds a Doctor of Science degree in Business Administration, a Master of Science degree in Business Administration, and a Management Fellowship from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Her research article “The Relationship of Hospital CEO Characteristics to Patient Experience Scores” is being published by the Journal of Healthcare Management, a peer-reviewed periodical published by the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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.