California Rehabilitation Center (CRC)
Main Phone: (951) 737-2683
Physical Address: 5th Street & Western, Norco, CA 92860 (Directions)
- All Staff: P.O. Box 1841, Norco, CA 92860-0991
- Inmate General Mail: California Rehabilitation Center, Inmate Name / CDCR Number / Dorm & Bed, P.O. Box 3535, Norco, CA 92860
- Inmate Money Orders: California Rehabilitation Center, Inmate Name / CDCR Number / Dorm & Bed, P.O. Box 2000, Norco, CA 92860
Learn about contacting, visiting, and corresponding with inmates and juveniles who are in our institutions.
- Vocational: Air Conditioning, Automotive, Electrical Works, Electronics, Carpentry, Plumbing, Computer Literacy, and Office Services & Related Technologies.
- Academic: Adult Basic Education, High School/GED, Literacy Program, College Program.
- Other: Cal-Trans and CAL-Fire Crews, Religious, Hospitality Friends Outside, Self-Help Programs: Narcotic Anonymous, Alcoholic Anonymous, Anger Management, Esjepo, TUMI, Veterans In Prison, Parenting and Toastmasters.
- Substance Abuse Programs: CRC hosts one structured Substance Abuse Program (SAP) geared towards assisting participating inmates and guiding them in the right direction to lead productive and meaningful lives.
CDCR’s Division of Rehabilitative Programs offers a wide range of programs for inmates. Check to see which programs are offered at this institution.
Norco is home to the California Rehabilitation Center. Known as Horse Town USA, Norco is in Riverside County and is conveniently located near Intestates 10, 15, 60 and 91. Things to see and do in and around Norco include visiting the Fender Guitar Visitor Center or Mount Rubidoux and Stagecoach Parks. There are also the California Citrus State Historic Park, Victoria Gardens and the Mission Inn Museum in nearby Chino. If you enjoy planes and learning more about them, spend some time at the Planes of Fame Air Museum. The entire city of Norco is country themed with no sidewalks but plenty of horse trails, hitching posts and hospitality.
CRC Center is a medium Level II correctional facility with an inmate population consists of felon commitments. The primary goals of CRC are to provide an atmosphere of safety and security to the public, visitors, staff, and inmates.
The administration at CRC is cognizant of the rights and entitlements of all CRC commitments. We fully support and adhere to a guidelines and provisions governing the Disability Placement Program and the Correctional Clinical Case Management System.
In addition to staffing, CRC is also responsible for providing 100+ correctional custody personnel to provide medical guarding and transportation services to Patton State Hospital. CRC also provides Fire Suppression, Conservation, and Community Service assistance to the public.
The building now housing California Rehabilitation Center opened in 1928 as the Lake Norconian Club, a luxury hotel. In December 1941, President F. D. Roosevelt turned the resort into a Naval hospital. The hospital first closed in November 1949, reopened in 1950 during the Korean War, then closed again in June 1957. In March 1962, the federal government donated the facility to the state to use as a narcotics center. To help ease overcrowding in the 1980s, CRC began housing felons as well as civil narcotic addicts.
Cynthia Y. Tampkins has been warden or acting warden at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco since 2011. Tampkins has served in multiple positions at CDCR from 1986 to 2011, including chief deputy warden, correctional administrator, correctional counselor III, classification and parole representative, correctional counselor, correctional lieutenant, correctional sergeant and correctional officer. She has worked at several institutions throughout the state and has worked with both male and female offenders.
Kerry Oglesby has been CEO of CRC since 2016. Ms. Oglesby began her career in health care administration at the University of Florida Health System serving in the Psychiatric and Rehabilitation Hospitals. She transitioned to correctional health care in 2011, when she began working for private correctional management companies within the Florida Department of Corrections as Health Care Services Administrator. Ms. Oglesby joined CCHCS in 2015 as CEO for Central California Women’s Facility. She has directed correctional health services programs for male and female populations across multiple correctional missions including reception centers, community custody, and condemned inmates.
Ms. Oglesby is originally from Alabama, where she completed her undergraduate studies in Zoology at Auburn University. She subsequently completed her Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Health Administration degrees at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Ms. Oglesby currently lives in Southern California with her family; her husband who is a clinical psychologist also employed with CDCR.
Throughout her career, Ms. Oglesby has developed a passion for serving traditionally underserved and often misunderstood patient populations, including mentally ill, indigent, and incarcerated patients.
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.