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07-02-2011, 06:17 PM
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California Correctional Institution (CCI) Tehachapi

24900 Highway 202
Tehachapi, CA 93561

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Mission Statement, Statistics, Programs and History
Visiting information (http://www.prisonfamilyonline.com/showthread.php?4935-in-progress-California-Correctional-Institution-%28CCI%29-Tehachapi-Information-Guide&p=24288#post24288)

Friends on the Outside (http://www.prisonfamilyonline.com/showthread.php?4935-in-progress-California-Correctional-Institution-%28CCI%29-Tehachapi-Information-Guide&p=24289#post24289)
Mail/Packages (http://www.prisonfamilyonline.com/showthread.php?4935-in-progress-California-Correctional-Institution-%28CCI%29-Tehachapi-Information-Guide&p=24290#post24290)
(quarterly & special purchase)

Local Motels/Restaurants (http://www.prisonfamilyonline.com/showthread.php?4935-in-progress-California-Correctional-Institution-%28CCI%29-Tehachapi-Information-Guide&p=24291#post24291)

Reference Materials

Title 15 (http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Regulations/Adult_Operations/docs/2011%20Title%2015%20English.pdf)

Department Operations Manual (http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Regulations/Adult_Operations/DOM_TOC.html)

Changes to Operations Manual (http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Regulations/Adult_Operations/NCDOM.html)

How to file a CDCr Administrative Appeal (http://www.prisonlaw.com/pdfs/AdminAppeal10-10-08.pdf)

Inmate Visiting Guidelines (http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Visitors/docs/InmateVisitingGuidelines.pdf)

Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System (VPASS) (http://visitorreservations.cdcr.ca.gov/)

Inmate Locator (http://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/)

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07-02-2011, 06:36 PM
Michael Stainer, Warden (A)

Physical Address
All Staff

#1 Kings Way
Avenal, CA 93204
(559) 386-0587
P. O. Box 1031
Tehachapi, CA 93581

Phone numbers for CCI:

Main Number- (661) 822-4402
Mailroom- extension 3163
Visiting Department - extension 3151

You can also dial the main number and press:

5- for Business Services
6- for Inmate Records (to speak with an inmate's counselor)
7- for Personnel
8 - for Visiting
9- for Custody Operation
0- operator

California Correctional Institution - Mission Statement
The overall mission of the California Correctional Institution is to incarcerate and control felons, while providing the opportunity for meaningful work, training and other programs. The prison provides programs for those inmates who are willing to work and participate fully in available programs
Institution Statistics
The institution covers 1,650 acres. As of Fiscal Year 2006/2007, the following statistics apply:

Number of custody staff:
Number of support services staff:
Total number of staff:
Annual budget:


$168 Million

Designed Bedspace & Count

Facility Level

Design Capacity















Inmate Programs:

Prison Industries Authority (PIA), Fabrics (Clothing) manufactured for the following: California Youth Authority (CYA) Trousers, Shirts; CDCR, Blue Trouser, Shirts, Denim, and Foul Weather Jackets, Camp Pants and Jackets, and Women Pants; Department of Military, Navy Trousers; State Hospital, Khaki and Dark Brown Trouser, Shorts Aprons, and Jackets; and other miscellaneous sewn products.
Vocational: Computer and cabling, office services and word processing, air conditioning and refrigeration, automotive repair, welding, auto body repair, building maintenance.
Academic: Literacy, Adult Basic Education, GED, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Under 21).
Religious Programs with staff chaplains to include Native American, Muslim, Jewish, Protestant and Catholic.
Self Help Programs to include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Criminals and Gang Members Anonymous (CGA), Celebrate Recovery, Purpose Driven Life, Alternatives to Violence (ATV), St. Vincent de Paul Society (Assist indigents), White Bison (Native American) and Incarcerated Veterans Group.

Family Reunification Liaison

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 inmate’s pre-release preparation; and conduct Parenting and Creative Conflict Resolution classes for inmates.

Special Historical Notes
When it originally opened in 1933, CCI housed female inmates. A 1952 earthquake closed the facility. It reopened in 1954 as a male institution. In 1985, the state built the first new maximum security facility in more than 100 years at CCI. The following year, the prison added a new medium custody facility.

07-02-2011, 07:12 PM
Visiting Days and Times
SHU/Administrative Segregation/Reception Center

To make an appointment,

Saturday, Sunday,
from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
(no processing after 2:00 p.m.)
Holidays as designated by Title 15:
New Year's Day, Independence Day,
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Saturday, Sunday, a
8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:15 p.m.
Visits are one hour in duration
(by advance appointment only)

Please call (661) 823-3390
to make an appointment,
Monday thru Friday,
between the hours of
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visiting information regarding institution directions, appropriate clothing, rules and regulations may be obtained by calling 1-800-374-8474.

For the complete Visiting Guidelines Visit HERE (http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Visitors/docs/InmateVisitingGuidelines.pdf)

You must be approved before you can visit:

Any adult wishing to visit a prisoner must first obtain approval from CDCR. You must apply for approval to visit by completing a Visitor Questionnaire (CDCR Form 106). You obtain the Visitor Questionnaire by having the prisoner you wish to visit send it to you. The prisoner must sign the questionnaire before sending it to the prospective visitor; the signature confirms the prisoner’s agreement to have the applicant added to his/her visiting list. It is important to fill out the questionnaire completely. The questionnaire calls for the applicant to list all criminal convictions and all arrests, even if the arrest never led to charges or conviction. CDCR will conduct a background check for arrests and convictions when processing the application and will deny approval to visit if the
check indicates an arrest or conviction not listed on the questionnaire, so you should be thorough when completing the questionnaire. It is important to note that any contact with law enforcement may result in a record of the contact in the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System, and may require clarification by the applicant. If you are unable to remember all the specifics about an arrest or conviction, be as specific as you can in providing the approximate date and the cause of the arrest.

Mail the completed questionnaire to
Attn: Visiting Sergeant and/or Lieutenant
P. O. Box 1031
Tehachapi, CA 93581

Identification Required for Visiting
All adults must present identification when being processed to visit. Acceptable forms of identification must be valid and current (not expired) and include:
Also remember what you use on the CDCr 106 is the Identification you must bring with you to process for visiting
• A driver’s license (from any state) with photo;
• A Department of Motor Vehicle identification card (from any state) with photo;
• An armed forces identification card with photo;
• A United States Department of Justice Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) identification card;
• A United States passport with photo or a foreign passport with photo; or
• A photo identification issued by the Mexican Consulate.
(children under 18 years old) are required to be accompanied by an adult who is an approved visitor. If the minor child(ren) is accompanied by his/her parent, the only paperwork necessary is a certified copy of the minor child(ren)’s birth certificate. If the minor is accompanied by his/her legal guardian, a certified copy of the minor child(ren)’s birth certificate and proof of legal guardianship is required. If the minor child(ren) is accompanied by someone other than his/her parent or legal guardian, in addition to the certified copy of the minor child(ren)’s birth certificate, the adult must also bring a notarized written consent authorization form (see Attachment 2 (http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Visitors/docs/InmateVisitingGuidelines.pdf)) signed by the minor child(ren)’s parent or legal guardian expressly giving permission for the minor child(ren) to visit a prisoner. The written consent authorization form must include the name of the prisoner the minor child(ren) is allowed to visit, the name of the person who is authorized to bring the minor child(ren) into the prison, and the date(s) of the proposed visit(s). The notarization must be on the original written consent authorization form and cannot be attached to it. The written consent authorization form to bring in a minor child(ren) must be updated each year.
Attire Restrictions
There are restrictions on what you may wear to a prison. In general, there are four rules to remember:
1. Do not wear clothing that resembles the clothing that prisoners wear
a. Blue denim pants;
b. Blue chambray shirts;
c. Orange jumpsuits or Orange tops with Orange bottoms;
d. Red tops (Pleasant Valley State Prison only); or
e. Dresses that resemble prisoner muumuu (female institutions only)
2. Do not wear clothing that resembles what custodial staff wear
a. Forest green pants;
b. Tan shirts; or
c. Camouflage
3. Dress conservatively and modestly; and
4. Do not wear any item that cannot be taken off and will not clear a metal detector
(such as an underwire bra or clothing with metal buttons).
There are specific restrictions:
• No blue denim, blue chambray, orange jumpsuits or orange tops with orange bottoms;
• No forest green bottoms with tan tops;
• No camouflage unless identification shows active or reserve military personnel;
• No strapless, halter, bare midriff, sheer, or transparent clothing;
• No skirts, dresses, or shorts that expose more than two inches above the knee;
• No clothing that exposes the breast, genitalia, or buttocks area;
• No very tight, form-fitting attire;
• No wigs, hairpieces, extensions, or other headpieces except for medical reasons and with prior approval;
• No hats or gloves, except with prior approval or in inclement weather; and
• No shower shoes.
Items a Visitor May Bring

Visitors are strictly limited in the items they may bring into the prison. Items allowed without prior approval are limited to the following:
• A $50 limit per adult and $20 limit per minor; only as dollar bills, dollar coins and quarters (change machines are usually available but they may be out of order or out of change);
• A small (generally 6” by 8”) clear, plastic purse or bag;
• Two keys on a ring with no other attachments. One key may be an electronic car keys;
• Identification (as previously specified);
• A comb or brush; non-metallic, no pointed end or detachable parts;
• A small unopened pack of tissues or a handkerchief; no bandannas;
• A pair of prescription glasses;
• Ten Photographs, no larger than 8” by 10”; photos may be shown to the prisoner, but must be taken out by the visitor at the end of the visit; photos cannot be Polaroid and may not include any sexual or gang images; photos will be viewed by staff during processing;
• Documents up to 10 pages, no larger than 8-1/2” by 11” (standard size typing paper); usually such documents will be either papers for the prisoner’s signature (for example, tax forms), information to share with the prisoner (for example, pages showing classes available through a correspondence course), or family papers (for example, a child’s report card, certificate of achievement, or drawing), but they can be anything that can be sent to the prisoner through the mail. Documents will be viewed and read by staff during processing and must be taken out by the visitor at the end of the visit;
If you have an infant or toddler
• The following baby items are allowed when bringing in an infant or toddler: any combination of two factory-sealed single serving size, ready to feed
bottles of baby formula or two transparent plastic baby bottles either empty or containing pre-mixed formula/milk/juice/water; three non-glass containers of baby food in sealed packaging; one plastic spoon; six disposable diapers; one sealed package of baby wipes; one change of clothing; one small blanket; two searchable small toys; one transparent pacifier; one burp cloth; baby carrier; and clear plastic diaper bag (12” by 20”);
• Inclement weather gear that may include hoods, raincoats, hats, scarves, and gloves during the winter or sun hats during the summer. [Note: Prisons still vary on inclement weather gear; it is recommended you check prior to your visit.]
I. Medical Items Allowed
If you have a need to bring in items relating to a medical condition, you must have documentation from your doctor as to its need. The documentation must include the doctor’s name, address, telephone number, and medical license number and must be updated every two years. With such verification as to its medical necessity, the following are allowed:
• Prescription medications that are life-sustaining or condition-stabilizing, such as inhalers or nitroglycerin; medications must be in the original pharmacy container with the patient’s name, the pharmacy name, and the doctor’s name, as well as the medication’s name. Quantities of medication are limited to what may be needed during the visit.
• Mobility devices such as canes, crutches, and wheelchairs; some prisons do not allow personal canes, crutches, or wheelchairs to be taken into visiting but require the visitor to exchange his/her personal device for a prison-issue device and then exchange back after the visit.
• Hats with documentation that they are medically necessary.
• Seat cushions or backs with documentation that they are medically necessary.
• If you have an implant or prosthetic device that includes metal and will set off the metal detector, you must have documentation from a doctor specifying the nature and location of the implant or device. With such documentation, staff will use a wand to sweep your body instead of the metal detector to ensure security.

Driving Directions:

From Sacramento:

Take Highway 58 east to the city of Tehachapi
Take first Tehachapi exit (exit 148 Tucker Road)
Right on to Tucker Road
Right on to Valley Blvd. (Hwy 202)
Continue on Hwy 202 until it dead-ends at CCI

From Los Angeles:

Take Highway 58 west to the city of Tehachapi
Take third Tehachapi exit (exit 148 Tucker Road)
Left on to Tucker Road
Right on to Valley Blvd. (Hwy 202)
Continue on Hwy 202 until it dead-ends at CCI

Visit this link (http://maps.google.com/maps?near=State+Highway+202,+Tehachapi,+CA+93561&geocode=&q=category:+Government+Offices+State&f=l&hl=en&ie=UTF8&cd=2&ei=Jcm4RuvLEKOcjQOM4d2HBA&ll=35.11194,-118.568616&spn=0.011971,0.023046&t=h&z=15&iwloc=B&om=0) for further driving directions.

07-06-2011, 03:50 PM
Friends on the Outside (http://friendsoutside.org/default.htm)

For over 50 years,
Friends Outside has been providing services to
incarcerated and reentering people, their families and communities.

A Brief History of Friends Outside

Established in 1955 by Rosemary Goodenough, a Quaker and tireless advocate for social justice, incarcerated people and their children and families, Friends Outside has over 55 years of experience working inside institutions and with families and children of incarcerated individuals. Our fundamental principles today are still firmly rooted in the Quaker philosophy from which they were born dating back to the eighteenth century.
It was the height of the civil rights movement during an era when ideas and norms were being challenged; there was a growing awareness that huge groups of society were excluded and needed to be brought into the community. A small but passionate group drove a social justice cause that, over the next 50 years, produced programs and services that have made a significant impact on incarcerated people, their families and children.

Tehachapi Visitor Center
California Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 272
Tehachapi, CA 93581
(661) 822-3407

They are located on the prison grounds, here you can seek shelter if you are waiting for someone to come out from visiting.
Get a change of clothing if what you are wearing is not allowable.

If you want to donate clothing or games and books for the visiting rooms
here is where you can drop them off for them to be submitted to the prison

07-06-2011, 04:44 PM
Yard 1

Yard 2

Yard 3
Yard 4B

Inmate Name, CDC #
Housing assignment
P.O. Box 107
Tehachapi, CA 93581
Inmate Name, CDC #
Housing assignment
P.O. Box 608
Tehachapi, CA 93581
Inmate Name, CDC #
Housing assignment
P.O. Box 1905
Tehachapi, CA 93581

Inmate Name, CDC #
Housing assignment
P.O. Box 1902
Tehachapi, CA 93581

Inmate Name, CDC #
Housing assignment
P.O. Box 1906
Tehachapi, CA 93581

How to Send Money
There are four ways to send money: personal check, cashier's check, money order, and electronic funds transfer (EFT). Cash, traveler checks, and foreign currency are not accepted. See below for further explanation.

Checks & Money Orders
All checks and money orders should be sent by mail to the institution where the inmate is currently located; refer to the specific institution's webpage for the mailing address. The inmate's name and CDCR number, along with the sender's name and address is required on all checks and money orders.

NOTE: Personal checks and Money Orders are held for 30 days before being deposited into the inmate's account.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
You may also send money electronically through one of the following companies:

JPay at: www.jpay.com (http://www.jpay.com/)
Access Secure Deposits at www.inmatedeposits.com (http://www.inmatedeposits.com/)
TouchPay at: www.cainmatedeposit.com (http://cainmatedeposit.com/) (http://www.westernunion.com/)
Western Union at: www.westernunion.com (http://www.westernunion.com/)

***All stationary packets cannot be over 13oz,***
***This includes when you are sending anything in a standard size envelope also***

Sending Mail - What is allowed
40 Envelopes (white only) can be pre-stamped though U.S.P.S
Nothing larger than a 8.5x11.5 for envelopes
40 stamps (2books)
2 tablets of paper - white or yellow only
10 photos - no Polaroids no nudity
10 cards - no glitter/stamps/pop-up
Money orders

Metered envelopes are NOT permitted at any time
Lipstick on envelopes or paper
Stickers of any kind
Wire, metal or plastic binded notebooks
Nudity items of any kind
Cash or Checks
Clothing (must be done in quarterly packages)
Photo Albums
No colored pencils, art supplies (Check with your loved one about Hobby Shop)
Ink Pens

Quarterly Packages/Special order purchases
January 1st through March 31st
April 1st through June 31st
July 1st through September 31st
October 1st though December 31st

Quarterly packages are any food, clothing, and toiletries there is no Dollar restriction just weight. Total package weight is 30 lbs, this includes the packing 450 ounces of product and 30 ounces for packing material

Special order purchases - This is for TV's, Radios, Guitars, Typewriters things that would typically take up the weight limit for a regular quarterly package.

Access Securepak
P. O. Box 50028
Sparks, NV 89435-0028
Ph: (800) 546-6283
www.californiaqp.com (http://www.californiaqp.com/)

1774 Industrial Way
Napa CA 94558
Ph: (800) 660-9255
https://walkenhorsts.com (https://walkenhorsts.com/)
Mikes Better Shoes
1252 Berlin-Haddonfield Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Ph: (800) 431-1911
www.mikesbettershoes.com (http://www.mikesbettershoes.com/)

Music by Mail
129 31st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Ph: (718) 369-6982
Packages R Us
2648 East Workman Ave. #424
West Covina, CA 91791
Ph: (866) 303-7787
www.packagesrus.com (http://www.packagesrus.com/)

Union Supply Direct
P.O. Box 7006
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220-7006
Ph: (866) 404-8989
www.CaliforniaInmatePackage.com (http://www.californiainmatepackage.com/)

The Vitamin Outlet
Fitness Systems Mfg. Corp.
P.O. Box 2073
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Ph: (800) 822-9995
Yellow Ribbon Online
580 N. Beach Street
Fort Worth, TX 76111
Ph: (866) 959-7426
www.yellowribbononline.com (http://www.yellowribbononline.com/)

07-06-2011, 06:57 PM

Best Western Country Park Hotel
420 W Tehachapi Blvd
Tehachapi, CA 0.25 mi
(661) 823-1800

Best Western Mountain Inn
416 W Tehachapi Blvd
Tehachapi, CA 0.25 mi
(661) 822-5591
Santa Fe Motel
120 W Tehachapi Blvd
Tehachapi, CA
(661) 822-3184
507 S Curry St
Tehachapi, CA 0.31 mi
(661) 822-4283

Ranch House Motel
500 E Tehachapi Blvd
Tehachapi, CA 0.31 mi
(661) 822-4561

Travelodge Tehachapi Summit
500 E Steuber Rd
Tehachapi, CA 1.99 mi
(661) 823-8000

Mountain Valley Rv Park
16334 Harris Rd
Tehachapi, CA 2.49 mi
(661) 822-1213

Golden Hills Motel
Woodford Tehachapi Rd
Tehachapi, CA 2.98 mi

Golf Today
206 S Mill St
Tehachapi, CA 0.25 mi
(661) 823-7842
Hill Ranch Campground
18061 Arosa Rd
Tehachapi, CA 5.22 mi
(661) 822-6613

Local Restaurants

Kasagiri Restaurant (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21244632-kasagiri-restaurant-tehachapi;_ylt=ApW4cQyJrY.ZmhS7lL0c6CWHNcIF;_ylv=3 ?csz=Tehachapi%2C+CA)
(661) 822-7533
128 E F St,
Tehachapi, CA
Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21231279-las-palmas-mexican-restaurant-tehachapi;_ylt=Aq.wZv_HRlr42fsThPy1etmHNcIF;_ylv=3 ?csz=Tehachapi%2C+CA)
(661) 822-5506
108 S Green St,
Tehachapi, CA
Kelcy's Restaurant (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21232310-kelcy-s-restaurant-tehachapi;_ylt=Ak29EdxbDjgooT_hphhY2v.HNcIF;_ylv=3 ?csz=Tehachapi%2C+CA)
(661) 822-4207
110 W Tehachapi Blvd,
Tehachapi, CA
Don Perico Mexican Restaurant (http://local.yahoo.com/info-38525840-don-perico-mexican-restaurant-tehachapi;_ylt=AlyvpYJIkDym0PlF2cIK1YKHNcIF;_ylv=3 ?csz=Tehachapi%2C+CA)
(661) 822-5366 840
Tucker Rd, #A,
Tehachapi, CA
King of Siam Thai Restaurant (http://local.yahoo.com/info-28450076-king-of-siam-thai-restaurant-tehachapi;_ylt=Atu2rV6FLU8NA7I3x1ZPd1SHNcIF;_ylv=3 ?csz=Tehachapi%2C+CA)
(661) 823-9977
760 Tucker Rd, #B,
Tehachapi, CA

Great Wall (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21235388-great-wall-tehachapi;_ylt=AqjHlUtV3QQNhhrSWkmTxzSHNcIF;_ylv=3 ?csz=Tehachapi%2C+CA)
(661) 822-9137
807 Tucker Rd, #F,
Tehachapi, CA
City Slickers Rstrnt & Saloon (http://local.yahoo.com/info-30501588-city-slickers-rstrnt-saloon-tehachapi;_ylt=AjMLmZO8n2Owivq_TOYg0dOHNcIF;_ylv=3 ?csz=Tehachapi%2C+CA)
(661) 822-4939
1001 W Tehachapi Blvd,
#C200, Tehachapi, CA

Thai Palms Restaurant (http://local.yahoo.com/info-36114392-thai-palms-restaurant-tehachapi;_ylt=AhdQEpZy4CtoWltlmHjYLUmHNcIF;_ylv=3 ?csz=Tehachapi%2C+CA)
(661) 822-8121
20909 South St, #3,
Tehachapi, CA
H Domingo's Mexican & Seafood (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21240503-h-domingo-s-mexican-seafood-tehachapi;_ylt=AkZxV_wMsblbFsQeOoNpRGyHNcIF;_ylv=3 ?csz=Tehachapi%2C+CA)
(661) 822-7611
20416 W Valley Blvd,
Tehachapi, CA

Domino's Pizza (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21231294-domino-s-pizza-tehachapi;_ylt=AidJ3GottSX7mLdyXDQtUxCHNcIF;_ylv=3 ?csz=Tehachapi%2C+CA)
(661) 822-3444
1121 W Valley Blvd,
Tehachapi, CA