Central California Women’s Facility

Do you know someone incarcerated at Central California Women’s Facility? Central California Women’s Facility is a correctional institution in the California state prison system, which is part of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. This guide will tell you about everything one might want to know about Central California Women’s Facility,like: How to locate an inmate at Central California Women’s Facility. How to visit Central California Women’s Facility inmates. The prison’s address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Central California Women’s Facility
Type: female
State: California
County: Madera
DOC: California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Warden Name: Deborah K. Johnson

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Contact Information

Below you have the mailing address and street address for Central California Women’s Facility. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to a prisoner at Central California Women’s Facility, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page if you are going to mail a package or letter to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly address the letter or package, and use the correct protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the appropriate directions, it could get sent back.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Central California Women’s Facility
P. O. Box 1501 
Chowchilla CA, 93610-1501

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Central California Women’s Facility
23370 Road 22 
Chowchilla CA, 93610

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (559) 665-5531
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections further down on this page if you are going to visit an inmate at Central California Women’s Facility.

Central California Women’s Facility
23370 Road 22 
Chowchilla CA, 93610

Directions

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Phone Number

Central California Women’s Facility inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t get to call prisoners, but, there are some times when it may be useful to have the phone number to Central California Women’s Facility.
(559) 665-5531

Central California Women’s Facility inmates are able to make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Central California Women’s Facility inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to inmates, but there are times when it may be helpful to know the fax number to Central California Women’s Facility.

Email Address

The email address below is the main email address for Central California Women’s Facility. You cannot contact individuals at this email address. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Central California Women’s Facility you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you must follow when mailing mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then what you sent might not get delivered.

Before you send anything, be sure to read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution guards will open and read all received general packages and mail. Received general mail is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure security or monitor any problems having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you should address a letter or package to an inmate at Central California Women’s Facility:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Central California Women’s Facility
P. O. Box 1501 
Chowchilla CA, 93610-1501

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that serves to provide a bank account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add money to prisoner’s Commissary accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners funds by way of postal mail and have to send funds to this address and do so in accordance with the steps given below:

The money have to be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a post office 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 prisoner will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Cash and checks cannot be accepted for deposit so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently moved to various correctional facilities around the state, so you may have to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to locate an Central California Women’s Facility inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other California state prisons: California State Prisons

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Central California Women’s Facility, you must know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each California prison has their own policies for prison visitation and they change regularly. The information below could be out of date now, so be sure to also check Central California Women’s Facility’s website to read the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure all visitors sign the inmate visitors log when they enter the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture ID of all visitors will be required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo id is OK.

For all of the points listed below, check the actual Central California Women’s Facility site as this info 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

Information about Central California Women’s Facility 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

Information about Central California Women’s Facility death row to be added later.

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

Parole

Section about California parole procedures coming soon.

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

Section about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Section about prison life at Central California Women’s Facility coming.

  • 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 section on news at Central California Women’s Facility coming.

Photos

Central California Women’s Facility photos coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Central California Women’s Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Central California Women’s Facility.

If you have any photos of Central California Women’s Facility 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 job at a prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

If so, click here: Central California Women’s Facility Jobs

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Website

The official website: Central California Women’s Facility 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:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have 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.

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Family Resources

Information about family resources available at Central California Women’s Facility will be posted ASAP.

History

Central California Women’s Facility history to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Central California Women’s Facility 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

Central California Women’s Facility Links

The official website: Central California Women’s Facility Website
Central California Women’s Facility 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 Central California Women’s Facility

Have you ever been a prisoner at Central California Women’s Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Central California Women’s Facility?

If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your prison experience so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could write in what you write:

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

If you are currently an inmate here, leave your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.


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