California Correctional Center (CCC)
Main Phone: (530) 257-2181
Physical Address: 711-045 Center Rd., Susanville, CA 96127-0790 (Directions)
Announcement: California Correctional Center in Susanville will be deactivated on June 30, 2022. For more information please visit the Prison Closures website.
- Institution: P.O. Box 790, Susanville, CA 96127-0790
- Inmates (include Inmate’s Name and CDCR number as well as last known housing) P.O. Box 2210, Susanville, CA 96127-2210
Learn about contacting, visiting, and corresponding with inmates and juveniles who are in our institutions.
- Vocational: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Auto Body Construction and Paint; Auto Mechanics; Electronics; Office Technology; Welding; and College Correspondence.
- Academic: Adult Basic Education; Computer-Assisted Education; High School/GED; and Literacy Program.
- Self-Help: Narcotics Anonymous English and Spanish; Alcoholics Anonymous English and Spanish; Laubach Literacy, Veterans in Prison; Alternatives to Violence Program Support; Alternatives to Violence Program Support-Spanish; Inmate Developed Educational Acumen for Life, Page-turners, Root & Rebound, Not in my Life, Pups on Parole, Getting out by going in (GOGI) and Stand up.
- Volunteer Programs: Alternatives to Violence Program.
- Other: Arts in Corrections Drawing, Arts in Corrections Choir, Arts in Corrections Creative Writing and Get on the Bus.
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.
The primary mission of CCC is to receive, house, and train 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, 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. Services provided through the conservation camp program historically amount to many millions of dollars in value to the public. Work projects associated with conservation camps support municipal, county, state, and federal government agencies, including schools, parks, cemeteries, and public recreation areas.
The secondary mission of CCC is to provide meaningful work, training, and education programs for inmates who do not meet the criteria for assignment to a conservation camp. These alternative assignments include academic and vocational trade programs, facility maintenance jobs, food service positions, and other facility support assignments. CCC offers a wide assortment of positive leisure-time activities, including numerous self-help improvement programs, such as literacy, addiction recovery, veterans’ affairs, religious services, athletic programs, and Page Turners Anonymous.
CCC is comprised of four facilities and 14 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.
Robert Duncan was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Health Care Services at the California Correctional Center in January 2019. This appointment followed his CEO role at Sierra Conservation Center, Deuel Vocational Institution, where he was appointed as a CEO in May 2011. He first joined California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) as the CEO of Health Care Services at Wasco State Prison in October 2010. Prior to joining the state of California, he worked as the CEO of several district hospitals in rural areas of California that included California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) institutions; such as 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.