Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran (SATF‑CSP, Corcoran)

Main Phone: (559) 992-7100

Physical Address: 900 Quebec Avenue, Corcoran, CA 93212 (Directions)

  • Institution: P. O. Box 7100, Corcoran, CA 93212
  • Inmate Mailing Address:
    • Facility A & B, P.O. Box 5248, Corcoran, CA 93212
    • Facility C, P.O. Box 5246, Corcoran, CA 93212
    • Facility D & E, P.O. Box 5242, Corcoran, CA 93212
    • Facility F & G, P.O. Box 5244, Corcoran, CA 93212

Visitors Information

California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility is moving forward to Phase III providing In-person & Video visiting to allow friends and family to safely connect with incarcerated people.  In-person visiting will consist of two hour visits for two additional adult or minor visitors (age 2 and above), for a total of three approved visitors, per incarcerated person. Video Visit will remain 1 hour every Sunday.  All institutions will be following public health protocols while conducting contact and video visitation, including physical distancing and sanitation of each station following a visit. Further details, including how to reserve a visiting appointment can be found on CDCR’s Visiting Information page:

The following information is outlined to assist with basic Video Visiting and In Person Visiting information as well as scheduling In Person Visits.

Visiting during Phase 3- of the Road map to Reopening:

  • Six feet physical distancing shall be maintained between visitors and incarcerated persons, and six feet pf physical distancing between one group of visitors and another
  • Childs play area will be made available. COVID19 sanitation protocols will be followed throughout the visiting day
  • Face coverings shall be required
  • Unvaccinated visitors shall be required to present a negative COVID-19 test obtained within 72 hours prior to the visit
  • Fully vaccinated visitors and incarcerated persons shall not be required to test prior to the visit
  • Visitors are required to present their vaccination card indicating they are two weeks past the final injection of their last injection
  • All incarcerated persons shall be COVID-19 tested by PCR 72-96 hours after the visit
  • Incarcerated persons who decline testing shall not be eligible for in-person visiting
  • Vending Machine food shall be allowed $70 per adult $40 per child
  • Water bottles shall be made available to visitors and incarcerated persons when vending machines are not available
  • Family Visiting shall be introduced. To allow institutions time to contact vendors, and ensure Family Visiting units are prepared for use, Family Visits may begin the week of June 7, 2021

All Institution’s In-Person visiting requests must be submitted to the CDCR email address between Saturdays 8 a.m. to Monday 8 a.m. The following steps can be utilized on the CDCR site to request a contact visit. Go to Open the “Visitation & Support” drop-down window by clicking on the “+” to the right.

Video visits will continue to be scheduled by visitors using the new VSA/GTL system. at

All In-Person Visitors shall arrive at least one-hour prior to their scheduled appointment. Appointment times for each visiting day will be as follows: 0815-1015, 1030-1230, and 1245-1445. Visitors Scheduled for a 0815 appointment time will be allowed entry to the institution at 0715.

Unvaccinated visitors shall be required to present a negative PCR or POC test result from a test taken within 72 hours, or present their vaccination card indicating they are two weeks past the final injection of their vaccination series.

Fully vaccinated visitors shall not be required to test prior to the visit.

Upon Arrival:  Visitors will be subject to the COVID-19 screening process which include screening questions.

Visitors will then be instructed to take first left to Friends Outside Trailer were they will present a negative COVID 19 test  within the last 72 hours or vaccination card  to the Custody Officer.

-In the event that a PCR or POC test is not provided Visitors will park and remain in their vehicles to be rapid tested.

Availability for Rapid Test may not be guaranteed.

You will receive a pass to proceed to Visiting Processing Area – West Entrance (STRH/A/B/C) or East Entrance (D/E/F/G)

Visitors can find COVID-19 test site locations by county when clicking on this link:  Testing – Coronavirus COVID-19 Response (

  • PIA: Food & Beverage Packaging
  • Vocational: Air conditioning and refrigeration; auto body; auto transmission; auto tune-up; building maintenance; electrical works; electronics; masonry; office services; plumbing; small engine repair; welding
  • Academic: Adult Basic Education I, II and III/GED; Behavior Management Unit (BMU); Developmental Disability Program (DDP); Disability Placement Program (DPP); Independent Study; Literacy Lab
  • Other: Religious services; Drug Treatment/Diversion; Alcoholics Anonymous: Narcotics Anonymous

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.

The California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility is located in the city of Corcoran, situated in the central San Joaquin Valley, against the back drop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Corcoran is only a two hour drive from the Central Coast and located half way between Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco. With the rich culture, prosperous business community, and thriving agricultural industry, you will find a family oriented environment, ideal for work or leisure.

large grass land area for agriculture
Sierra Nevada Mountains on a clear sky

The primary mission of the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran (SATF/CSP) is to protect the public by ensuring those inmates who are remanded to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) remain in custody, until they are scheduled to be released.  CSATF/SP will accomplish this by employing the highest standards of “Correctional Professionalism” in the performance of our duties.

Protect staff by providing the proper equipment and best training that is available in the use of the equipment, and by ensuring staff are informed of Departmental Policy and Procedures, while consistently reinforcing that all behavior must fall within those guidelines.

Protect inmates by ensuring the CSATF/SP properly classify and house them within Departmental guidelines, by holding the inmate population and staff responsible for adhering to Departmental Policies and Procedures, and fairly enforcing all law and regulations.

Provide the inmate population access to the Department’s Disability Placement Program (DPP), Developmental Disabled Program (DDP), medical, dental, and mental health services that meet the applicable standards. Work with medical staff to ensure competent, compassionate, and professional care is provided at all times.

Provide educational, vocational, re-entry and self-help programs that are current by society’s standards that will provide inmates life skills, and work skills that can be used in support of their efforts at reintegration into society.

Encourage public awareness and interactivity through or Citizens’ Advisory Counsel, and facilitating appropriate access by outside agencies, legislators, the media, and public to maintain accountability.

Theresa Cisneros has been acting warden at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran, since November 2020.  She served as chief deputy administrator since 2017.  

She was correctional administrator at Avenal State Prison from 2015 to 2017.

She began her career in 1997 as a correctional officer at California State Prison Corcoran. From 1997 to 2015 while at California State Prison Corcoran, she held multiple positions including captain, correctional counselor supervisor, correctional counselor specialist, and correctional counselor.

More information pending. 

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.