California Institution for Women

Do you know someone locked up at California Institution for Women? California Institution for Women is a correctional facility in the California state prison system, which is part of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. This guide gives you information about anything one might want to know about California Institution for Women,such as: How to locate an inmate at California Institution for Women. How to visit California Institution for Women inmates. The address and phone number at California Institution for Women Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: California Institution for Women
Type: female
State: California
County: Riverside
DOC: California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Security Level: all levels
Warden Name: Guillermo G. Garcia

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the street address and mailing address for California Institution for Women. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to someone at California Institution for Women, and use the physical address if you want to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page before you send a package or letter to someone in prison to make sure that you properly write the address, and use the correct protocol for sending a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct protocol, it might not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
California Institution for Women
P.O. Box 6000 
Corona CA, 92878-6000

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

California Institution for Women
16756 Chino-Corona Road 
Corona CA, 92878

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (909) 597-1771
Fax Number:

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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings below before you go to visit an inmate.

California Institution for Women
16756 Chino-Corona Road 
Corona CA, 92878

Directions

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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t get to call the inmate, but, there are some times when it may be necessary to have the phone number to the prison.
(909) 597-1771

Inmates are able to make calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to an inmate, but there are cases when it may be helpful to have the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This is the main email address for California Institution for Women. You cannot contact inmates at this email address. If you are going to email a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at California Institution for Women you must use an exact procedure to make sure that the letter is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain rules that are necessary to follow when sending a letter or package to a prisoner. If you don’t then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards do open and read all incoming general mail. Incoming general correspondence may be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or watch any problems confronting a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you should address a package or letter to a state prisoner at California Institution for Women:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
California Institution for Women
P.O. Box 6000 
Corona CA, 92878-6000

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank-like account for prisoner money and for buying things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can send money to these accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners funds in the mail and must send funds to the address below and do so in accordance with the directions written below:

The money must be a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, and in this time the inmate will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner information but only if the envelope has a return address. Cash and checks won’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often transported to various correctional facilities in the state, so sometimes you might need to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an California Institution for Women prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other California state prisons: California State Prisons

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at California Institution for Women, be sure that you know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every California prison has its own policies for prison visitation and these rules change frequently. The policies below could be changed when you are reading this, so make sure to also go to California Institution for Women’s site to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log upon entering the institution and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Photo id of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued picture id is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, check the actual prison website because this information is updated all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Details about California Institution for Women records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about California Institution for Women death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Details about California parole process to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Information about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

This mission is further defined by our responsibility to provide quality health care and institution programs specifically geared to meet the special needs of female offenders. Specialized programs include academic and vocational programs, pre-release and substance abuse programming, pre-forestry and camp training, an arts in corrections program and a wide variety of inmate self-help groups and community betterment projects.

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Prison Life

Details about prison life will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A news section to be added later.

Photos

California Institution for Women photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at California Institution for Women
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at California Institution for Women.

If you have any photos of California Institution for Women that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, check out: California Institution for Women Jobs

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Website

The official website: California Institution for Women Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to tell your story

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Family Resources

Section about family resources available at California Institution for Women coming soon.

History

California Institution for Women history coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous California Institution for Women inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other California State Prisons: California State Prisons

California Institution for Women Links

The official website: California Institution for Women Website
California Institution for Women Jobs

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Links

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Main Website
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Prison Directory
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Prison Map
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Prison Jobs
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Prison Inmate Search
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Most Wanted

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a California State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for California State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to California State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to California State Prison Inmates
California State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of California Institution for Women

Have you ever been an inmate in California Institution for Women? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at California Institution for Women?

If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

Things you can put in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate here, include your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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