California State Prison Corcoran

California State Prison Corcoran Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: March 20, 2021
Location 4001 King AvenuePO Box 8800, Corcoran, CA, 93212-8309
Official Website

California State Prison – Corcoran, popularly known as CSP Corcoran, is a male state correctional facility in Corcoran city, Kings County, California. It is also referred to as CSP-C, CSP-COR, Corcoran State Prison, Corcoran I, and CSP-Corcoran. This facility is a complex of several facilities with a total capacity of around 3,116 offenders. Each facility houses different types of inmates at different levels with different privileges and programs.

California State Prison – Corcoran features the following facilities: Level 1, Level III, Level IV, Security Housing Unit, Administrative Segregation Unit, Correctional Treatment Center, Protective Housing Unit, Prison Industry Authority,  Enhanced Program Facility, Long Term Restricted Housing

Some of the notable inmates housed in this facility currently and in the past include:

  • Philip Garrido; incarcerated for kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and holding her hostage until 2009
  • MikhailMarkhasev; murdered Bill Cosby’s son, Ennis Cosby.
  • Rodney Alcala; dubbed the “Dating Game Killer,” was sentenced to death in three different trials.

The facility’s physical address and contacts are 4001 King Ave. Corcoran, CA 93212, and (559) 992-8800, respectively.

Programs Offered at California State Prison

Inmates at this facility receive rehabilitation and self-improvement programs to better their lives. Some of the programs offered include:

  • Prison Industry Authority (PIA); Laundry, warehouse, milk processing, maintenance repair, on time delivery-central valley branch (OTDC)
  • Vocational training; electronics, machine shop, sheet metal, welding, computer technology
  • Academic programs; GED, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Program, and English Second Language Development
  • Youth Diversion
  • Art in Corrections
  • Community service
  • Victim Awareness
  • Religious programs
  • Anger Management
  • Pre-Release Programs
  • Treatment Programs: Long-Term Offender Program, Step Down Program, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment
  • Transitions Program
  • California Identification Card Program
  • Criminal Thinking
  • Family Relationships
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Inmate Search

It is easy to get information about an inmate incarcerated at California State Prison. There are multiple online databases through which you can acquire whatever information you need. However, to get the most updated and credible information, you should use the inmate locator on the facility’s official website.

Sending a Mail/Package

California state prison inmates are permitted to send or receive up to 10 pages of mail from their friends and family. However, the mails are strictly inspected before being delivered to the inmates to avoid smuggling of contrabands or any other illegal items. The mails can also come with up to 10 attached pictures that fall in line with the facility’s guidelines. No nudity or coded pictures are allowed.

Newspapers and magazines or softcover books are also allowed, but this have to be sourced directly from the publisher.

Sending Money

Inmates at this prison are allowed to buy commissaries that are not part of the facility’s provisions. To buy this, they are expected to have a commissary account funded by their loved ones. You can send money to an inmate’s account through the following avenues:

  • Lock Box; this is a free service for sending money orders, cashier’ checks, and personal checks.
  • Electronic Fund Transfer
  • Mail funds to the facility

Phone Calls

An outsider cannot directly call an inmate, but an inmate can make calls to an approved list of contacts. Inmates are not allowed to have personal cellphones at this facility. The call services in California correctional facilities, including California state prison, are provided by Global Tel Link (GTL).

The call arrangements are prepaid and collect. An inmate covers the costs of a prepaid call through their GTL call account, while the recipient of a collect call covers the cost.  Moreover, the recipient has to register a GTL account on to receive their loved ones’ calls. The call costs are as follows:

Call Type     Per Minute       15-minute call

Local              $0.096               $1.44

IntraLata      $0.096               $1.44

InterLata      $0.135                $2.03

Interstate     $0.440               $6.60


Inmates at Corcoran state prison are allowed to receive visitors on designated days but under strict guidelines. The visiting days are Saturday and Sunday between 7 am and 3 pm. Visitors are also allowed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and July 4th holidays.

Visitors are advised to engage the facility’s authorities before visiting to familiarize themselves with the visiting rules. You can visit their website,, or call their phone number, 1-800-374-8474. Moreover, a visitor is expected to be on an inmate’s approved visiting list to be allowed an audience with him.

Visitors are allowed contact, non-contact, and family visits. Contact visits entail meeting your loved one in a general population area furnished with chairs and tables. You are permitted to hold hands, kiss briefly, or hug. This type of visit is restricted to five visitors per session.

Non-contact visits are reserved for inmates in ADSEG or intake. The visitor and the inmate are separated by a glass partition.

Inmates are also allowed 30-40 hour family visits once every three to five months. These visits are held in apartment-like facilities present in this prison. Only close family members are allowed.

In all the types of visits, both the inmate and the visitors are expected to follow the recommended rules and regulations. An inmate can lose his visitation privileges if they go against these rules. The rules are clearly laid out on one of the facility’s website pages.

California State Prison Corcoran — General Information

Facility Name California State Prison Corcoran
Facility Type State Prison
Address 4001 King AvenuePO Box 8800, Corcoran, CA, 93212-8309
Capacity 5544
Facility Type Adult
City Corcoran
Postal Code 93212-8309
State California
County Kings County
Official Website

Visiting Hours

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.