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 of physical distancing between one group of visitors and another
  • Childs play area will be made available. COVID-19 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 Visits began the week of June 7, 2021

Friday In-Person visits will be scheduled through VSA at The reservation for Visits begins Thursday through Sunday at 6am to Midnight Pacific Standard Time each day reservations are open. Visitors will not be permitted on grounds prior to 11:00 a.m. on Fridays.

Saturday In-Person visits will be scheduled by visitors using VSA system at The reservation for Visits begins Friday through Tuesday at 6am to Midnight Pacific Standard Time each day reservations are open. Visitors will not be permitted on grounds prior to 07:30 a.m. on Saturdays.

All In-Person Visitors shall arrive at least 1 hour prior to their scheduled appointment. Appointment times for Friday are 1130-1330, 1400-1600, and 1630-1830. Appointment times for Saturday are 0800-1000, 1030-1230, and 1300-1500.

Sunday Video Visits will be scheduled by visitors using VSA system at The reservation for Visits begins Saturday through Wednesday at 6am to Midnight Pacific Standard Time each day reservations are open. Visiting Times for Video Visits are 0800-900, 0930-1030, 1100-1200, 1230-1330, and 1400-1500.

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.

All Visitors will present your Vaccine Card, printed proof of full vaccination status, or results from a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before their scheduled visit to the Visiting Processing Officer. Name and Date of negative COVID-19 test must be clearly identifiable.

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 (

Please Note: Friends Outside will not be providing services at their visitor centers until further notice.  Please plan accordingly.

  • 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 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.

ceo bob edwards

Bob Edwards is a Board Certified Health Care Executive (FACHE) with a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy (BS).  He has served in the Chief Executive Officer role for more than 30 years in large, medium and small hospitals.  During his CEO tenure he has built strong teams to accomplish Healthcare Excellence and recognition (Top 100 Hospitals in the USA {2 Hospitals}; Top Performer The Joint Commission; Missouri Quality Award {Malcolm Baldrige metrics}; and a Health system international award for Gallup Employee Engagement).

Mr. Edwards worked for CCHCS as the CEO of CHCF and returned to CCHCS to become the CEO of SATF in April 2020.

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.