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07-02-2011, 05:17 PM

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California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC)


Prison Road
Represa, CA 95671

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Mission Statement, Statistics, Programs and History
Visiting information (http://www.prisonfamilyonline.com/showthread.php?5084-In-progress-California-State-Prison-Sacramento-%28SAC%29-Informaion-Guide&p=25001#post25001)
Friends on the Outside (http://www.prisonfamilyonline.com/showthread.php?5084-In-progress-California-State-Prison-Sacramento-%28SAC%29-Informaion-Guide&p=25002#post25002)
Mail/Packages (http://www.prisonfamilyonline.com/showthread.php?5084-In-progress-California-State-Prison-Sacramento-%28SAC%29-Informaion-Guide&p=25003#post25003)
(quarterly & special purchase)

Local Motels/Restaurants (http://www.prisonfamilyonline.com/showthread.php?5084-In-progress-California-State-Prison-Sacramento-%28SAC%29-Informaion-Guide&p=25004#post25004)

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, 05:36 PM
Tim Virga, Warden

Physical Address
All Staff

Prison Road
Represa, CA 95671
(916) 985-8610
P.O. Box 290002
Represa, CA 95671

California State Prison Sacramento - Mission Statement
California State Prison (CSP), Sacramento is a multi-mission institution. Fundamentally, the institution houses maximum security inmates serving long sentences or those that have proved to be management problems at other institutions. The institution also serves as a Medical hub for Northern California with a Psychiatric Services Unit (PSU), Enhanced Outpatient (EOP) and EOP Administrative Segregation levels of Healthcare. The institution currently has an Outpatient Housing Unit and a Correctional Treatment Center, which was licensed in February 2003.

Institution Statistics
CSP-Sacramento was opened October 1986, and covers 1,200 acres. As of Fiscal Year 2006/2007, the following statistics apply:

Number of custody staff:

Number of support services staff:

Number of medical staff
Number of education staff:
Total number of staff:




Annual Budget


$187 Million

Designed Bedspace & Count

Facility Level

Design Capacity


I / II
















Inmate Programs

PIA: Administration, laundry, and warehouse.

Vocational: Janitorial services, office services.

Academic: Adult Basic Education, High School/GED, EOP-designated Academics, Literacy Program, Bridging Education Programs, Arts in Corrections/Bridging, Library Services, Recreation Coach, Independent Study, English Language Development.

Medical: Psychiatric Services Unit (PSU), Enhanced Outpatient (EOP), Correctional Clinical Case Management System (CCCMS), Outpatient Housing Unit (OHU) and Correctional Treatment Center (CTC).

Other: Religious, Arts in Corrections, Self-Help Groups.

07-02-2011, 06:12 PM
Visiting Days and Times
Visitor Processing Hours

Saturdays, Sundays
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Holidays as designated by Title 15:
New Year's Day, Independence Day,
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Non-Contact Visits - need to show up for processing 1 hour before you appointment

Non-Contact Visiting Days: Saturdays, Sundays, and Designated Holidays*
Non-contact Visiting Hours:
A pre-scheduled visiting appointment is required for inmates housed in
Administrative Segregation, SHU and PSU
Non-contact visits are 1 hours in duration and may be scheduled for one of the following appointment times:
8:30 am, 10:30 am or 12:30 pm
Appointments for non-contact visits may be scheduled up to eight days in advance.
To scheduled a non-contact appointment call CSP-Sacramento’s Visitor Processing at
(916) 985-8610, exts. 5010 or 5014.

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 Department
P.O. Box 290002
Represa, CA 95671

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 U.S. 80:

Exit Hwy 80 at Greenback Lane, Roseville (south) approximately 8 miles
Continue on Greenback Lane/Lake Natoma Drive
At intersection take Greenback Lane (left) 1.5 miles to Leidesdorf Street, then 0.1 miles to Riley Street
Turn left on Riley for .3 miles to Natoma Street
Turn left on Natoma
Proceed past the Folsom Civic Center, zoo, Police and Fire Departments for about 1 mile
Turn left on to Prison Road
Proceed on Prison Road for .25 miles and turn right into CSP-Sacramento. The visitors parking lot will be on the left, approximately .3 miles ahead

From U.S. 50:

Exit Hwy 50 at Folsom Blvd, approximately 3 miles to Natoma Street
Turn right on Natoma Street
Proceed past the Folsom Civic Center, zoo, Police and Fire Departments for about 1 mile
Turn left on to Prison Road
Proceed down Prison Road for approximately .25 miles and turn right into CSP-Sacramento. The visitors parking lot will be on the left, approximately .3 miles ahead

CSP-Sacramento is located approximately 25 miles east of Sacramento, and approximately 105 miles north east of San Francisco. Visit this link (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Prison+Road,+Represa,+CA+95671&sll=38.697568,-121.165466&sspn=0.017685,0.042057&ie=UTF8&ll=38.692109,-121.15757&spn=0.008843,0.021029&t=h&z=15&iwloc=cent&om=0) to customize your driving directions.

07-06-2011, 02:50 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.

Welcome House Visitor Center
California State Prison, Sacramento
P.O. Box 29
Represa, CA 95671
(916) 985-2372

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, 03:44 PM
Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate's Name & CDC#
PO Box 290066
Represa, CA

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/)
Western Union at: www.westernunion.com (http://www.westernunion.com/)

Items you CAN send:

Binder Paper

Postal Stamps (40 stamps or 40 pre-stamped envelopes)
Photos- only 10 (no larger than 8x10)
Greeting cards (plain, no foil, glitter, metal springs, etc.)
Money Orders- (with the inmates name and CDC#/housing listed, must be a U.S. Postal Service money order)
Anything on the “Approved” vendor list, on each vendor’s website (for quarterly/special purchases, LAC specifically)
Books (3 books at a time, must be paper back, if hardback they will either rip off cover OR refuse it, depends on CO. Must come from book store, ie; walmart, abebooks.com, barnes and noble, etc)

Items you CANNOT send:


Frontal Nudity Photos

Phone Calling Cards

Stickers, Tape, or Glue- None on/inside ANYWHERE

Anything Wire, Metal, or Plastic

“Spiral” Notebooks


Photos larger than 8x10

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, 05:57 PM
Lodging Information

Folsom Lodge Motel (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21735361-folsom-lodge-motel-folsom;_ylt=An9DxTDNkK2gGJ6RJJ61sKqHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 983-4880
501 E Bidwell St,
Folsom, CA
Lake Natoma Inn (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21732173-lake-natoma-inn-folsom;_ylt=AsxYSSgC2KoJiwDHP76V6dmHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 351-1500
702 Gold Lake Dr,
Folsom, CA
Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Folsom (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21733325-courtyard-by-marriott-sacramento-folsom-folsom;_ylt=Avm.hPNhl2hmZIgl9xaYajiHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 984-7624
2575 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA
Larkspur Landing Folsom (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21732221-larkspur-landing-folsom-folsom;_ylt=Am3MOylcJoiyUc8HnOEuWZaHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671) (916) 355-1616
121 Iron Point Rd,
Folsom, CA
Hilton Garden Inn Folsom (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21721531-hilton-garden-inn-folsom-folsom;_ylt=AuAnHBcrerDqV1ln9Dr_B5WHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671) (916) 353-1717
221 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA

Hampton Inn by Hilton (http://local.yahoo.com/info-62315132-hampton-inn-by-hilton-folsom;_ylt=Aki5U5OkLrcTiG6K365yQSmHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 235-7747 155 Placerville Rd,
Folsom, CA
Ranch Motel (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21722222-ranch-motel-citrus-heights;_ylt=AlP9f8SuA_FAM3WY10l3bpeHNcIF;_ylv=3?c sz=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 725-2901
6221 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA
Bradley House (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21736546-bradley-house-folsom;_ylt=ApdJttKYpLThOpJ.yRtH.maHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 355-1962
606 Figueroa St,
Folsom, CA
Town House Motel (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21741838-town-house-motel-roseville;_ylt=AnDwMI3ROA2WqDIakdlu5ZCHNcIF;_ylv=3 ?csz=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 786-9559
401 Washington Blvd, Roseville, CA

Local Restaurants

Jimboy's Tacos (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21725773-jimboy-s-tacos-folsom;_ylt=Arj48rPSVU30iAzuP6R.q6KHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671) No C-110 (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21725773-jimboy-s-tacos-folsom;_ylt=Arj48rPSVU30iAzuP6R.q6KHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671) (916) 983-6990
708 E Bidwell St, Folsom, CA
KFC (http://local.yahoo.com/info-28791860-kfc-folsom;_ylt=Arkmt1qrVvrxPX9ybiesvoGHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671) (916) 983-3883 2535 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA
The Habit Burger Grill (http://local.yahoo.com/info-36149689-the-habit-burger-grill-granite-bay;_ylt=AlWl0quECP7_72ui2fVGMR6HNcIF;_ylv=3?csz=R epresa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 791-6790
4060 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA
China Garden (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21750662-china-garden-orangevale;_ylt=AmBBhdI9RAuy2gqbGOI5goCHNcIF;_ylv= 3?csz=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 988-6223
8847 Greenback Ln,
Orangevale, CA
Taco Bell (http://local.yahoo.com/info-26740444-taco-bell-folsom;_ylt=Akvg35m_pPn5vf3ye9tx2XeHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 351-5858
25002 Blue Ravine Rd,
Folsom, CA

Subway (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21737619-subway-folsom;_ylt=Ag6wgnXTphEespwlMstUK8.HNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 983-3211
704 E Bidwell St,
Folsom, CA
China House (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21737623-china-house-folsom;_ylt=Ar3Rn.FWBgyDAmKKF0VCloWHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 983-3919
711 E Bidwell St, Folsom, CA
Smashburger (http://local.yahoo.com/info-84764600-smashburger-folsom;_ylt=AvtpHg4oVr7DMeYLOHVuxXqHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 984-4900
703 E Bidwell St, Ste 703-3, Folsom, CA
Wa-Me Chinses Restaurant (http://local.yahoo.com/info-21751640-wame-chinses-restaurant-orangevale;_ylt=Am.Z40RGlQECLl8No.E47NOHNcIF;_ylv= 3?csz=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 988-2356
9437 Madison Ave, Orangevale, CA
Blimpie Subs & Salads (http://local.yahoo.com/info-26740244-blimpie-subs-salads-folsom;_ylt=AokrWGJ3DVxVvqRyHOzuOmKHNcIF;_ylv=3?cs z=Represa%2C+CA+95671)
(916) 983-4991
1167 Riley St, Folsom, CA