California Health Care Facility, Stockton (CHCF)

Main Phone: (209) 467-2500

Physical Address: 7707 Austin Road, Stockton, CA 95215 (Directions)

  • Inmates (include Inmate’s Name and CDCR number) for all facilities:
    •  P.O. Box 213040, Stockton, CA 95213

Visiting Inmates: learn how to visit inmates in-person or by video at our institutions.

Other Resources: explore family & friends resources, including how to contact or send packages to inmates in our institutions.

Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County located along the San Joaquin River in California’s Central Valley. There’s so much to see and do including visiting the Haggin Museum to learn about the local history or Micke Grove Regional Park with their Japanese garden and hiking trails. If you enjoy sports there’s the Stockton Heat, an affiliate of the Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League or the Stockton Ports, minor league affiliate of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. There’s the Stockton Waterfront host to local events and concerts and a fun place to visit during the summer months.

MickeGrove Regional Park
Stockton Waterfront

CHCF provides medical care and mental health treatment to inmates who have the most severe and long term needs. The 1.4 million square foot facility is certified to provide intermediate level care and to complement less acute treatment provided in other prisons operated by the CDCR.

This facility provides both outpatient and inpatient mental health services for patients with a serious mental disorder. The licensed Psychiatric Inpatient Program at this facility is designed to provide more intensive treatment for patients who cannot function adequately or stabilize in an outpatient program.

The 54-building complex is located in South Stockton on the site of the former Karl Holton Youth Correctional Facility. It provides housing and treatment for 2,951 inmate-patients provided by a professional health care staff of 2,500.

  • House inmate-patients of all security levels efficiently
  • Provide acute medical and mental health treatment safely and cost effectively
  • Provide opportunities for rehabilitation with programs such as vocational and academic training and substance abuse treatment
Gena Jones

Gena Jones was appointed Warden at California Health Care Facility (CHCF) in September 2023. She had served as acting Warden since April 2022. She started her career at CDCR in 1997 as a Correctional Officer at California State Prison-Solano (SOL). In 2006, she promoted to Correctional Counselor I at SOL and to Correctional Counselor II at Contract Beds-California Out-of-State Correctional Facilities in 2011.

She promoted to Captain in 2012 at Headquarters in the Classification Unit, overseeing the Administrative Segregation/Security Housing Unit/Security Threat Group group. In 2014, she moved to California State Prison-Sacramento, where she continued her upward mobility and career goals by promoting to Associate Warden in 2016. She promoted to Chief Deputy Warden in 2019.

Joseph Garland

Joseph Garland has over 30 years of progressive clinical, management and executive leadership experience. He has worked in academic medical centers, nonprofits, for-profits and civil service. Mr. Garland also served in management and leadership positions across various states. Prior to joining California Correctional Health Care Services, he held a leadership position at Loma Linda University Medical Center, followed by serving as Associate Administrator/COO for a community safety net hospital. Mr. Garland also founded and operated a Behavioral Health & Wellness practice in the Greater Los Angeles area.

He earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and is board certified in Healthcare Management with the distinction of Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives. He also holds a certificate in Six Sigma as a Black Belt. He is passionate about creating sustainable outcomes and creating high-performance organizations.

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.