Correctional Training Facility (CTF)

Main Phone: (831) 678-3951

Physical Address: Soledad Prison Road, Soledad, CA 93960 (Directions)

  • All Staff: P.O. Box 686, Soledad, CA 93960-0686
  • Inmate Facility A & B, P.O. Box 705, Soledad, CA 93960
  • Inmate Facility C, P.O. Box 689, Soledad, CA 93960
  • Inmate Facility D, P.O. Box 690, Soledad, CA 93960
  • PIA: Administration, Wood Products (Furniture Manufacturing, Upholstery), Textiles, Silk Screen, Warehouse and Maintenance.
  • Vocational: Electronics, Auto Mechanics, Building Maintenance, Carpentry, Computer Literacy, Electrical Works, HVAC, Masonry, Plumbing, Small Engine, Welding, Office Services.
  • Academic: Adult Basic Education, Voluntary Education Program, High School/GED, Literacy Program, Computer Assisted Education, College.
  • Volunteer/Self Help Programs: Balance Reentry Activity Group (BRAG), Life Cycle, Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous (NA/AA), Avatar, Toastmasters, Fathers Behind Bars, Alternative To Violence (AVP), Veterans Group, Higher Education Learning Program (HELP), Al-Anon, Criminals and Gangs Anonymous (CGA), Inner Circle (Men’s support group), Incarcerated Vietnam Veterans of America, Native American, Operation New Hope, Rosary Group/Catholic Choir, WE CARE Juvenile Deterrent Group.
  • Other: Recycle, Friends Outside, Religious Services, Veterans Service Office, Organized Sports, Substance Abuse Program (SAP), Criminal Thinking (beginning January 2014), Anger Management  (beginning January 2014), Family Relations (beginning January 2014),  Transitions – Pre Release (beginning January 2014). Note: the dates are tentative and subject to change.

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.

Soledad is located in beautiful Monterey County and is home to Correctional Training Facility. Located along one of the world’s most scenic coastlines, the area offers ideal climate, cultural diversity and a unique blend of small town and big city opportunities. The National John Steinbeck Center, the California Rodeo and wineries throughout the region, make this a great place to visit and live. Also in Monterey County is the world famous Pebble Beach golf course and Big Sur State Park.

Overlooking Big Sur with waterfallon beach
golf course at Pebble Beach


The CTF is a Level I and II, General Population prison consisting to three separate facilities. Facility’s A and B are Level II Non-Designated Programming Facility (NDPF) units consisting of four (4) three tier cell block housing units; two (2) man cells, and two (2) Dorms with a total bed capacity of 2800. Facility C is a Level II General Population unit consisting of nine (9) three tier cell block housing units; two (2) man cells with a total bed capacity of 2496. Facility C also consist of an Administrative Segregation Unit, which is a three (3) tier cell block housing unit consisting of one man cells with a total bed capacity of 240. Facility D is a Level I NDPF unit consisting of six (6) Dorms with a total bed capacity of 1012. Each facility has an independent dining room, clothing distribution, canteen, medical/dental/mental health services, education, library, chapel, and visiting rooms.

American Correctional Association: Accredited Since August 2013

Fiscal Year 2013/2014 Budget: $142,498,449


In the early months of 1946 the Carlyle Thorpe property four miles north of Soledad, on Highway 101, was selected as a suitable location for the new prison that would become the Correctional Training Facility (CTF), and 936.15 acres was purchased at a cost of $239,465.67. In August 1946, the first dormitory was constructed to house inmates at South Facility and was attached to San Quentin as a farming camp. In August, 1949, work was started on the construction of Central Facility housing the first inmates on December 3, 1951. In March, 1956, work was started on the construction of North Facility housing the first inmates in September, 1958. (Research by Jeff Soares)

Warden Luis Martinez

Luis Martinez has been Acting Warden of Correctional Training Facility (CTF) since November 8, 2021. As a former Army Corporal, Martinez began his career with CDCR on March 1, 2004, at California State Prison – Corcoran (COR). During his tenure at COR, he promoted through the ranks of Correctional Officer thru Correctional Captain. In 2016, he transferred to Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP), where he performed the duties of Correctional Captain and Acting Correctional Administrator. Martinez transferred to High Desert State Prison (HDSP) on March 25, 2019 as a Correctional Administrator, where he remained until successfully being appointed as the Chief Deputy Warden at CTF.

Martinez believes in maintaining relationships with the outside communities, local law enforcement agencies and charitable organizations. Additionally, he is actively involved in supporting the Special Olympics of Northern California.

Martinez avidly supports the department’s mission to facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.

ceo bayode omosaiye

Bayode Omosaiye, MBA FACHE, LSSBB is currently the CEO, Healthcare at Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad, CA. Prior to CTF,  Mr. Omosaiye served as CEO for Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) and Psychiatric Inpatient Program (PIP) until 2019.

Mr. Omosaiye is a Board Certified Healthcare Executive who began his career as an Intern at Ryder Trauma Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. He went on to work as a Project Manager for FQHCs (Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers) before serving as COO and CEO at Acute Care Hospitals with Community Health Systems (CHS) Inc. of Tennessee and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).  In 2017 he served as Interim CEO for Maui Health System assisting Kaiser Permanente with the acquisition of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, and Lanai Community Hospital from the Hawaii Healthcare System Corporation (HHSC). Overall, Mr. Omosaiye has over 23 years of Executive Management in the Healthcare industry, including time as a Regional Manager for Geo Care (Well path), a for profit corrections company headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.

Mr. Omosaiye has a Master’s in Business Administration, a Graduate Degree in Healthcare Administration, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Pre-Med Chemistry. Mr. Omosaiye is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

His hobbies are exercising, spending time with family, and reading.

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.