IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR VISITING
Updated January 20, 2022
Suspension of in-person visiting
CDCR is extending the statewide modified program mandate through Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022.
This mandate is in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases among both staff and the incarcerated population. This temporary measure is meant to limit movement between and throughout institutions and is a necessary step to curb transmissions. Cases are closely monitored and data is updated every business day to the COVID-19 population tracker.
All in-person visiting will continue to be suspended until further notice. In lieu of in-person visiting, CDCR will offer expanded video visits at its institutions. Please continue to check this page for the latest updates and the Facility Status webpage for the video visiting schedule at each institution.
Expanded video visiting
While in-person visitation is paused, institutions will expand video visiting. Please see the Facility Status page for specific video visiting days and reservation instructions for the institution at which your loved one is housed. Please note that some video visiting appointments must be made using the email process while the statewide modified program mandate is in effect. Instructions for the email process can be found below.
CDCR recognizes visiting is an important way to maintain family and community ties. At the same time, our first priority is the health and safety of those who live in and work in our facilities.
On May 6, CDCR announced details of an expanded three-phased approach to reopening visiting that will allow facilities to increase the duration of each visit, and the number of visitors allowed to each incarcerated person, including children age two and older, when it is safe to do so.
In-Person Visiting (currently suspended through Feb. 6)
CDCR has expanded in-person visiting as part of its Roadmap to Reopening. The department’s plan is a phased and tailored approach anchored in guidelines and guidance from health care professionals. Wardens and health care CEOs determine the phase for each facility within the institution. The phase is based on the number of active cases, the time in between active and resolved cases, and other health and safety factors. The COVID-19 Tracker has been updated to include the phase for each institution, current COVID-19 testing data, confirmed and resolved cases, as well as vaccination rates.
The visitation phases are:
- Phase 1 – Reporting three or more COVID-19 cases in a 14-day period
- No in-person visiting
- One-hour video visits
- Phase 2 – No new outbreak for 14 days
- Fully vaccinated visitors will not be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test if they can provide their valid vaccination card indicating they are two weeks past the final injection of their vaccination series
- Two hour in-person visits
- One adult visitor for each incarcerated person
- One-hour video visits
- Phase 3 – No new outbreak for 28 days
- Two hour in-person visits
- Three visitors allowed for each incarcerated person – of these, two may be children age two or older
- Two hour in-person visits
- Child play areas will be available and sanitation protocols followed
- Vending machine food will be allowed
- Bottled water will be provided if vending machines are not available
- One hour video visits
Visiting hours vary, but most facilities will schedule video and in-person visits between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays and between noon and 7 p.m. on Fridays. Visiting slots will be limited based on space availability in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols.
Visiting days, times, and availability vary from institution to institution. Friends and family should continue to check the Facility Visiting Status page regularly for details on the status of in-person visiting at the institution they wish to visit.
Under the new guidelines outlined in the Roadmap to Reopening, each incarcerated person will have the opportunity for a free one-hour video visit. If the facility status allows, some will also be eligible for a two hour in-person visit. There are no limits to the amount of visits a visitor may schedule; however, incarcerated persons are only allowed one visit per day, either in-person or video. All visiting will be determined based on availability and health and safety considerations.
To make your in-person visit go as smoothly as possible, CDCR encourages you to familiarize yourself with our Frequently Asked Questions.
All institutions will follow public health protocols while conducting visits, including the use of masks, physical distancing, and sanitation of each station following a visit. CDCR will continue to enforce visitation rules including appropriate attire.
Visitors are encouraged to reference our Frequently Asked Questions for how to schedule visits, and an overview of new protocols, including COVID-19 testing requirements.
For more on CDCR’s response to COVID-19, please see our COVID-19 information page .
Vaccination/Testing Procedures for Visitors
In-person visitors who are unvaccinated MUST provide printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to the visit. There is no on-site testing available. Fully vaccinated visitors must present their valid vaccination card indicating they are at least two weeks past the final injection in their vaccination series in lieu of a negative COVID test result.
Family members over age 2 must show proof of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or a rapid Point-of-Care COVID-19 test obtained within three days prior to the visit or present a valid vaccination card noting they are at least two weeks past their final injection.
Both the COVID-19 vaccine and various forms of testing are now widely available in our communities.
Visit the California Department of Public Health website to find a free testing location near you. Please note that self-administered home test results will NOT be accepted.
Visit VaccinateALL58.com for more information about getting vaccinated.
Vaccination/Testing Procedures for Incarcerated Persons
Effective Jan. 3, 2022, incarcerated persons must be fully vaccinated, or have an approved medical or religious exemption, prior to participating in the in-person and family visiting programs. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as being 14 days past the last injection of a series. Fully vaccinated and unvaccinated incarcerated persons will be permitted to participate in the video-visiting program.
All vaccinated incarcerated persons will be given a procedure mask to wear during either their in-person or video visit. All unvaccinated incarcerated persons with a medical or religious exemption will be given an N95 mask to wear during either their in-person or video visit.
Fully vaccinated and unvaccinated incarcerated persons will be permitted to participate in the video-visiting program.
Scheduling Video Visits During Modified Programming
While in-person visits are paused, institutions will expand video visiting.
Please see the Facility Status page for specific video visiting days and reservation instructions for the institution at which your loved one is housed. Each facility will provide specifics on whether the Visitation Scheduling Application and/or email should be used to schedule each visit.
When email is required to schedule a video visit to take place on a Saturday or Sunday, requests must be submitted to the institution between Saturday at 8 a.m. and Monday at 8 a.m. the week prior to the visit. Email addresses for each institution are below.
Example: A request for a video visit may be submitted via. email beginning Saturday Jan. 22 at 8 a.m. through Monday. Jan. 24 at 8 a.m. for a video visit to take place Saturday, Jan 29 or Sunday, Jan 30.
Please include all necessary visitor information to the designated email of the location for which you would like to request a visit.
Specific time requests cannot be accommodated — you will be assigned a day and time that cannot be changed.
Only one video visit request per email will be permitted.
Institution email addresses:
- Avenal State Prison: ASPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California City Correctional Facility: CACVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Calipatria State Prison: CALVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California Correctional Center: CCCVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California Correctional Institution: CCIVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Centinela State Prison: CENVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Central California Women’s Facility: CCWFVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California Health Care Facility, Stockton: CHCFVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California Institution for Men: CIMVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California Institution for Women: CIWVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California Men’s Colony: CMCVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California Medical Facility: CMFVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California State Prison, Corcoran: CORVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California Rehabilitation Center: CRCVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Correctional Training Facility: CTFVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Chuckawalla Valley State Prison: CVSPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Deuel Vocational Institution: DVIVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Folsom State Prison: FSPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- High Desert State Prison: HDSPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Ironwood State Prison: ISPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Kern Valley State Prison: KVSPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California State Prison, Los Angeles County: LACVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Mule Creek State Prison: MCSPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- North Kern State Prison: NKSPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Pelican Bay State Prison: PBSPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Pleasant Valley State Prison: PVSPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility: RJDVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California State Prison, Sacramento: SACVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Substance Abuse Treatment Facility: SATFVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Sierra Conservation Center: SCCVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- California State Prison Solano: SOLVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Salinas Valley State Prison: SVSPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- San Quentin State Prison: SQVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Valley State Prison: VSPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
- Wasco State Prison: WSPVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov
What to include in the email when requesting a video visit:
- Inmates Full Name
- Inmate CDCR Number
- Approved Visitor(s) Full Name(s)
- Date of Birth
- Valid Identification Type and Number
- Relationship to the Inmate
- Email Address
- Phone Number
Scheduling In-Person and Video Visits at Institutions using Visitation Scheduling Application (VSA)
Approved visitors must use the Visitation Scheduling Application (VSA) to schedule in-person and video visits. VSA is easy to use and gives users instant confirmation of their request. Only those individuals who have already been approved as a visitor may make an appointment at institutions.
Beginning Dec. 9, 2021, CDCR will implement staggered start times for scheduling visits. Visitors will need to schedule visits at the time designated for the institution in which their loved one is housed. Staggered start times will be separated by region: Northern, Central and Southern.
The VSA request period will open from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the following institutions in the Northern region:
- California Correctional Center
- Central California Women’s Facility
- California Health Care Facility
- California Medical Facility
- California State Prison – Sacramento
- California State Prison – Solano
- Folsom State Prison
- High Desert State Prison
- Mule Creek State Prison
- Pelican Bay State Prison
- Sierra Conservation Center
- San Quentin State Prison
- Valley State Prison
The VSA request period will open from 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the following institutions in the Central region:
- Avenal State Prison
- California Correctional Institution
- California Men’s Colony
- California State Prison – Corcoran
- Correctional Training Facility
- Kern Valley State Prison
- North Kern State Prison
- Pleasant Valley State Prison
- Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison – Corcoran
- Salinas Valley State Prison
- Wasco State Prison
The VSA request period will open from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the following institutions in the Central region:
- California City Correctional Facility
- Calipatria State Prison
- Centinela State Prison
- California Institution for Men
- California Institution for Women
- California Rehabilitation Center
- California State Prison – Los Angeles County
- Chuckawalla Valley State Prison
- Ironwood State Prison
- Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
The request period begins eight days prior to the visitation day and closes five days prior to the visitation day. See the table below for examples.
|Day of Visit||Request Window Opens||Request Window Closes|
|Friday, December 17||Northern: 6 a.m.|
Central: 6:30 a.m.
Southern: 7 a.m.
Thursday, December 9
Sunday, December 12
|Saturday, December 18|| Northern: 6 a.m.|
Central: 6:30 a.m.
Southern: 7 a.m.
Friday, December 10
Monday, December 13
|Sunday, December 19|| Northern: 6 a.m.|
Central: 6:30 a.m.
Southern: 7 a.m.
Saturday, December 11
Tuesday, December 14
Connectivity issues will not allow CDCR to offer VSA to schedule fire camp video or in-person visits.
See our step-by-step guide for how to use VSA for more information.
Scheduling In-Person Visits at California Health Care Facility, Stockton Using Email
Scheduling for in-person visits at California Health Care Facility-Stockton (CHCF) may be made beginning Saturday at 8am through Monday at 8am on the week of the proposed visit by emailing the insitution directly at CHCFVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov. In-person visits are held on Fridays and Saturdays at CHCF.
For example, a prospective visitor may email for an in-person visiting reservation starting Sat., Oct. 23 through Mon., Oct. 25 for a visit to take place on Fri. Oct. 29 or Sat. Oct. 30.
Video visits take place on Sunday’s at CHCF, and must be made using the Visitation Scheduling Application (VSA).
Scheduling In-Person Visits at Conservation (Fire) Camps Using Email and Telephone
Effective Sept. 4, in-person visitation will be offered at 32 conservation camps, also known as fire camps, on Saturdays and Sundays. As many as three people over the age of 2 may visit for any length of time between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., depending on which phase of the Roadmap to Reopening the camp is identified.
In-person visits may be scheduled from Monday through Friday for a visit that weekend by calling or emailing the fire camp directly.
For example, a prospective visitor may call or email for an in-person visiting reservation starting Aug. 30 for a visit on Sept. 4 or 5.
In-person visitors who are unvaccinated MUST provide printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to the visit. On-site testing will not be available.
Fully vaccinated visitors must present their valid vaccination card indicating they are at least two weeks past the final injection in their vaccination series in lieu of a negative COVID-19 test result.
Additionally, all visitors and incarcerated persons will be asked to self-screen for symptoms prior to a visit. Those exhibiting symptoms will not be permitted to visit.
Fire camp email addresses and phone numbers:
- Acton: ActonVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (661) 268-0113
- Alder: AlderVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (707) 482-4511
- Antelope: AntelopeVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (530) 257-2181, ext. 4224, 4227
- Bautista: BautistaVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (951) 927-3600
- Ben Lomond: BenLomondVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (831) 423-1652
- Camp Holton: HoltonVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (818) 897-7038
- Deadwood: DeadwoodVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (530) 468-2633
- Delta: DeltaVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (707) 425-4878
- Eel River: EelRiverVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (707) 923-2755
- Fenner Canyon: FennerCanyonVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (661) 944-0173
- Francisquito: FrancisquitoVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (661) 296-4409
- Gabilan: GabilanVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (831) 678-1873
- Growlersburg: GrowlersburgVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (530) 333-4244
- Intermountain: IntermountainVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (530) 294-5361
- Ishi: IshiVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (530) 597-2846
- Julius Klein: JuliusKleinVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (626) 910-1213
- Konocti: KonoctiVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (707) 994-2437
- La Cima: LaCimaVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (760) 765-3085/3087
- Malibu: MalibuVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (310) 457-2253
- Miramonte: MiramonteVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (559) 336-2312
- Mount Bullion: MountBullionVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (209) 742-5494/5495
- Mountain Home: MtnHomeVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (559) 539-2334
- Oak Glen: OakGlenVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (909) 797-0196
- Owens Valley: OwensValleyVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (760) 387-2686
- Parlin Fork: ParlinForkVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (707) 964-3766
- Prado: PradoVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (909) 597-3917
- Puerta La Cruz: PuertaLaCruzVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (760) 782-3547
- Salt Creek: SaltCreekVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (530) 833-5479
- Sugar Pine: SugarPineVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (530) 472-3027
- Trinity River: TrinityRiverVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (530) 286-2885
- Vallecito: VallecitoVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (209) 736-4922
- Washington Ridge: WashingtonRidgeVideoVisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Phone: (530) 265-4623
CDCR continues to offer real-time video visiting at 33 prisons and 32 conservation camps as a safe way for incarcerated people to see and speak with their loved ones. California State Prison – Corcoran and California State prison – Sacramento, are the only institutions not doing video visits at this time.
Approved visitors should log into the video visit at least five minutes prior to the scheduled start time and have valid identification ready to present to staff (including minor(s) birth certificates).
Visitors should ensure they are in a location where they will be able to hear throughout the visit, as the incarcerated person’s mask must remain on through the duration of the video visit.
To maintain order and to ensure safety, rules established in California Code of Regulations, Title 15, Article 7, Visiting, still apply during all video visits with the exception of dress code color restrictions. This also includes that there is absolutely NO recording of video visits. Any visitors caught violating these restrictions could have their visiting privileges suspended.
Misconduct by any party during a visit will result in termination of the video visit, and may include disciplinary action. Review attire and other visiting guidelines prior to visiting.
All institutions will follow public health protocols while conducting video visitation, including physical distancing and sanitation of each station following a visit. Visit our website for additional information on CDCR’s COVID-19 response. Visitors will receive a confirmation email that includes the visit’s time, date, and a link to join a visiting session as well as instructions on how to begin a video visit. The dates and times cannot be changed if you cannot make the appointment. You may request a new visit during the next open visiting scheduling timeframe. You may also check out the Webex How-To resource for some helpful tips and a step-by-step guide on how to access the Webex video visit.
Scheduling Video Visits at Conservation Camps
Friends and family may schedule video visits at 32 fire camps starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday through 8 a.m. on Monday for visits the following weekend.
Please submit video visitation requests for fire camps via email, and include all necessary visitor information to the designated email of the location for which you’d like to request a visit.
As with all visitation at our institutions, visits may be canceled at any time for health and safety reasons. Please check the Visiting Facility Status for updates.
Using Webex Video System
Video visits will take place using Webex, which can be accessed for free on devices with internet and camera capabilities (i.e., smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer). Incarcerated people will use laptop computers in designated visiting areas. CDCR will only provide laptop computers to inmates; no equipment will be provided to visitors by CDCR. View more information on the video visitation technology.
Photo Ducat Program
Effective immediately, the Photo Ducat Program will resume at all institutions in Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Reopening.
During the process of taking photos, the following guidelines must be adhered to:
- A maximum of four participants per photo will be permitted at one time (Incarcerated person, plus three visitors).
- Individuals may briefly remove their mask while being photographed.
- For the duration of being photographed, participants are not required to stand six feet apart.
- Once photo is taken, all individuals must immediately put their mask back on, keep six feet of physical distance between one another, and adhere to all existing COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
All CDCR institutions in Phase 3, as outlined in the department’s Roadmap to Reopening, are scheduling extended overnight family visits. Visits are for no longer than 48 hours and are usually conducted in a separate facility on institution grounds.
This program allows an elgible incarcerated person to visit with as many as five approved family members. Only immediate family members that are approved visitors, including domestic partners, are authorized for family visits. There are no age restrictions for prospective visitors. The number of visits allowed is determined by each institution.
To schedule a family visit, an incarcerated person must request to schedule a Family Visit with the Family Visiting Coordinator. The Family Visiting Coordinator at the institution will provide the necessary paperwork for the incarcerated person to complete, as well as a packet for them to send to their approved visitors to complete. Once all paperwork is complete and a visit is scheduled, the Family Visiting Coordinator will assist in arranging meals and other details. Depending upon the institution, family visits may be offered on the weekend, during the week, or both. Incarcerated persons and their families must pay for meals; all other accommodations are provided at no cost.
Each institution compiles a waitlist for family visit requests, prior waitlists are no longer in effect. Availability of visits, and turnaround time between approval and visit, varies with each institution.
Family members over age 2 must show proof of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or a rapid Point-of-Care COVID-19 test obtained within three days prior to the visit or present a valid vaccination card noting they are at least two weeks past their final injection. Neither face coverings nor physical distancing will be required during the visit.
Following family visiting, incarcerated persons will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and have a rapid test within 72 to 96 hours. Unvaccinated incarcerated persons also will be placed in precautionary quarantine for 14 days and tested prior to release from quarantine. Incarcerated persons who decline testing after a visit will be placed in quarantine for 21 days, regardless of vaccination status.
Family visits occur in private, apartment-like facilities on prison grounds and last approximately 30 to 40 hours. The following individuals are excluded from family visits: Incarcerated persons on Death Row, any incarcerated person with convictions for sex offenses, anyone in the Reception Centers process, or anyone under disciplinary restrictions. Family visits are restricted to immediate family members (parents, children, siblings, legal spouses, registered domestic partners, or who have a bona fide and verified foster relationship) of the incarcerated person. Family visits are further restricted by availability. An eligible incarcerated person must put in an application for a family visit with their assigned correctional counselor at the prison. Further inquiries about family visiting should be directed by the incarcerated person to their counselor or by the family to the respective institution visiting staff.
In April 2020, CDCR authorized a one-time refund for supplies purchased for family visits that were unable to be used due to the sudden cancellation of family visits. Once an institution resumes family visits, no refunds will be allowed for supplies pursuant to CCR Title 15, Section 3097(m). Family visiting funds that are unable to be used for any reason are to be saved for future visits, or reimbursed if the incarcerated person paroles or transfers. If supplies have already been purchased, the visitor may pick them up at the institution or request they be donated. Refunds for purchased supplies in 2020 should be brought to the attention of the Public Information Officer at the prison. If funds were provided, but supplies were not purchased, for a family visit in 2020, those funds may be used for a future family visit and will not be refunded unless the incarcerated person has since released or transferred.
In-Person Marriage Ceremonies
Effective immediately, in-person marriage ceremonies may be scheduled and facilitated at adult institutions in Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Reopening. Each institution has its own protocols for marriages; please contact your institution for details. Ceremonies will be limited to three approved visitors:
- The visitor to be married
- The ceremony officiant (if not provided by the institution)
- One civilian witness
As part of ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, incarcerated guests will not be permitted at this time.
The process for requesting and completing a marriage packet has not changed. The incarcerated person must request the marriage packet from their counselor. Prior wedding waitlists will be honored. For more information, contact the institution in which your loved one is housed.
If an institution is not in Phase 3, adult applicants may continue to appear before a county clerk to obtain a marriage license via videoconference, rather than in person per Governor’s Executive Order #N-58-20 . While CDCR is in compliance with this order, the authority to issue marriage licenses and to validate marriage ceremonies continues to rest entirely with the individual counties.
All in-person visitors must show proof of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or a rapid Point-of-Care COVID-19 test obtained within three days prior to the visit or present a valid vaccination card noting they are at least two weeks past their final injection.
An in-person ceremony may be cancelled at any time due to health and safety reasons. When this status changes, a request may be submitted to the Marriage Coordinator to reschedule.
Use the Inmate Locator to find an inmate and in what facility they are housed.
Check Visiting Status
Friends and family: If you are planning a visit, be sure to check the Facility Visiting Status page for the latest visiting protocols, days, and times for a specific institution. Institution visiting schedules vary based on operational need and being able to offer as many visiting slots as possible.
Contacting an Incarcerated Person
Individuals are free to contact any state prison inmate by mail, and electronic mail is available at some institutions. See our website on how to contact an inmate.
You cannot directly call an inmate. However, most inmates have access to telephones and can initiate outgoing collect calls. Learn how to receive a call.
Sending Money and Packages
Sending money to an inmate is permitted. Learn how to send money. How to Send a Package to an Inmate.
You can send Inmate Quarterly Packages through authorized private vendors. Learn how to send packages.
You can send Religious Property Packages through authorized private vendors. Send Religious Property packages.
Inmate Family Councils
Statewide Inmate Family Council 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.
Throughout the roll-out of the video visitation program, CDCR will be collecting feedback, questions, and concerns on the process from the IFC’s so the department can work to create better solutions and processes for this new program.