Calipatria State Prison (CAL)

Main Phone:

  • Institution Phone Number 1-760-348-7000 Ext. 5716
  • Visitor Information Line 1-800-374-8474
  • AD-SEG/ASU Telephonic Only-Wednesday, From 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM OR Until Fully Booked direct line 760-348-4670.

Physical Address: 7018 Blair Road, Calipatria, CA 92233 (Directions)

  • Institution: P.O. Box 5001, Calipatria, CA 92233-5001
  • Legal Mail: PO Box 5002, Calipatria, CA 92233-5002
  • Inmates (include Inmate’s Name and CDCR number):
    • Facility A, P.O. Box 5004, Calipatria, CA. 92233-5004
    • Facility B, P.O. Box 5005, Calipatria, CA. 92233-5005
    • Facility C, P.O. Box 5006, Calipatria, CA. 92233-5006
    • Facility D, P.O. Box 5007, Calipatria, CA. 92233-5007
    • MSF/FH/ASU, P.O. Box 5008, Calipatria, CA. 92233-5008
    • Inmate Funds, P.O. Box 5003, Calipatria, CA. 92233-5003
  • Vocational programs with National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) certification:  Carpentry, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Electrical, Electronics and Computer Literacy
  • Academic programs: Adult Basic Education, and General Education Development (GED).
  • Additional elective programs: Four televised education program channels, Volunteer Literacy/peer tutor program, General Education Development (GED), College Correspondence and correspondence courses, Recreational activities, law library and recreational library services.

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.

Calipatria is a desert region and in the middle of a winter playground for off road enthusiasts and other visitors. Fifteen miles south is Brawley, home every November to one of the most popular western rodeo’s in the country. The Cattle Call Rodeo attracts an estimated 200,000 fans to the Brawley area. You’re also an easy drive to some of the most popular Southern California destinations like Glamis Sand Dunes, Baja California, Palm Springs, San Diego and Big Bear Mountain Resort.

picture of a golf course at Palm Springs

Picture of a cowboy riding a bucking horse


At 184 feet below sea level, Calipatria is at the lowest elevation of any prison in the Western Hemisphere.

Warden Hill

Warren L. Montgomery has been warden or acting warden at Calipatria State Prison 2013.

Montgomery served as chief deputy administrator at Ironwood State Prison from 2012 to 2013.

He was associate warden at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison from 2010 to 2012.

At Chuckawalla, he held several positions from 1993 to 2010, including correctional captain, lieutenant, health program coordinator, sergeant, senior medical technical assistant and medical assistant.

CEO photo

Muhammad Nasir began his career with CCHCS at California Correctional Center in Susanville in 2016. In 2017, he became CEO at CAL. Dr. Nasir earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Nishtar Medical University and Nishtar Hospital in Pakistan in 2002. He received a diploma in Hospital Administration from the Institute of Health Sciences in Pakistan in 2005. In 2014, he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Public Health from California State University Fullerton. Dr. Nasir has also earned certificates in Project Management from Knowledge Square in Saudi Arabia, and Health Information Technology (Trainer and Implementation Manager) for the role of Trainer and Implementation Manager from Orange Coast College, California. His other professional certifications include Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean White Belt, and Electronic Health Record System Trainer with CCHCS. Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Healthcare Management) at the West Texas A & M University School of Business. Dr. Nasir has worked in a variety of medical administrative roles and has served in diverse hospital settings in the U.S., Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. For the last 10 years, he has been a leader in identifying and implementing initiatives that support organizational growth through a patient-centric examination of processes and procedures. His focus on a shared organizational vision and dedication to frequent and open communication have been key factors in regaining the respect and commitment of both internal and external stakeholders.

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.