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

Learn about contacting, visiting, and corresponding with inmates and juveniles who are in our institutions.

  • 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.