Main Phone: (209) 984-5291
Physical Address: 5100 O'Byrnes Ferry Road, Jamestown, CA 95327 (Directions)
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Contact the Public Information Officer, Lieutenant R. Kelsey at (209) 984-5291 ext. 5499
Learn about contacting, visiting, and corresponding with inmates and juveniles who are in our institutions.
Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in Jamestown California. SCC is minutes away from popular local boating, fishing, hunting, golfing and skiing. Regardless of the season, you will be close to world class outdoor activities. If you enjoy a smaller, rural community, the historic cities of Copperopolis, Jamestown, Angels Camp and Sonora are nearby. The larger cities of Modesto, Turlock and Merced are within an hour drive from SCC.
CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs offers a wide range of programs for inmates. Check to see which programs are offered at this institution.
The primary mission of the Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) is to provide housing, programs and services for minimum and medium custody inmates, to aid in their rehabilitation. SCC is one of the two prisons in the State responsible for the training and placement of male inmates in the Conservation Camp Program. SCC administers 20 male camps located from Central California to the southern border.
SCC functions as the center for training staff and inmates in firefighting techniques for the southern portion of California. The institution is separated into two dormitory type facilities for minimum and low-medium custody inmates. A separate high-medium custody facility is for Sensitive Needs Yard (SNY) placement.
Each of the 20 Conservation Camps is a self-contained "prison without walls." The camps are sited in rural or wilderness areas for fire suppression. Inmates assigned to camps are dispatched to fight wild land fires and other emergencies when needed and a variety of community work projects. This results in a tremendous cost savings to tax payers of the State of California.
SCC houses inmates designated by medical as low to medium risk, and identified by the Mental Health Services Delivery System as Correctional Clinical Case Management System or lower. Inmates at SCC are encouraged to attend education programs that include Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development programs, Career Technical Education in Computer Literacy, Building Maintenance, Carpentry, Masonry, Welding, Auto Body Repair, and Auto Mechanics/Engine Repair. A multitude of other voluntary programs that afford the inmates opportunities for self-improvement are available as well to include Alcoholic Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Veterans Incarcerated, Freedom and Choice, Victims Impact, Alternatives to Violence, Responsible Fatherhood, Responsible Fatherhood, 12 Steps, Conflict Resolution, Criminals and Gang Anonymous, Self-Awareness and Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, New Professionals, Leadership Development, Art and Healing, and Anger Management, Career Development, Arts Corrections, English as a Second Language, Al Anon, Veterans Support Group, Meditation.
Hunter Anglea was appointed Warden at Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) in Jamestown, CA., in August of 2018. He was previously the acting Warden at SCC since December of 2017.
Mr. Anglea has over 35 years of service with CDCR. In April 2017 he was appointed as Chief Deputy Warden at SCC. From July 2014 to March 2017, he was a Correctional Administrator at High Desert State Prison.
From August 1989 to July 2014, he was assigned to the California Correction Center where he served in multiple positions including Correctional Sergeant, Correctional Lieutenant, Camp Commander, Correctional Counselor II, Facility Captain, Correctional Captain, and Correctional Administrator. Upon graduating from the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center in 1983, he was assigned to Folsom State Prison as a Correctional Officer.
Robert Duncan was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Health Care Services of Sierra Conservation Center, Jamestown in October of 2012. This appointment coincided with his CEO role at Deuel Vocational Institution, Tracy, where he has been the CEO since May of 2011. He first joined California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) as the CEO of Health Care Services at Wasco State Prison in October of 2010. Prior to joining the State of California, he worked as the CEO of several district hospitals in rural areas of California that had California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation(CDCR) institutions in the local area. Those locations included Corcoran State Prison, Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, Pleasant Valley State Prison and California Correctional Institution. He developed inpatient and outpatient programs that supported the medical needs of the CDCR facilities, and reduced the travel and security expenses associated in providing the inmates health care, making this a win-win for the small local hospital and CDCR. Prior to providing care to the State’s inmate population, he worked for close to 30 years in the private sector as a Hospital Administrator and Healthcare Executive throughout California and Arizona.
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.