California State Prisons
Opened in 1932, this prison is a “Supermax” prison located about 35 miles south east of Bakersfield and 45 miles north of Los Angeles, near Lancaster and Edwards Air Force Base. It about six miles east of Tehachapi and twenty miles east of Mohave. Many people know the prison as “Tehachapi” or “Tehachapi prison.”
The prison is situated at 4,000 feet in elevation, so it does receive snow occasionally in the winter. As of March, 2012, it housed about 4,800 prisoners, or about 165% of its design capacity of 2,783. The sheer number of prisoners has helped the local economy of Tehachapi, as many employees of the prison live in this town.
7707 Austin Road, Stockton, CA 95215, (209) 467-2500
This facility provides medical and mental care to inmates who have the most long-term care needs. It provides treatment for up to 1,772 inmate-patients. The facility itself is located in South Stockton. The facility, which does have an electrified fence surrounding it because it does provide medical and mental care to even murderers, just opened in July of 2013. Stockton is a city about 340 miles north of Los Angeles and about 90 miles east of San Francisco.
14901 Central Avenue, Chino, CA 91710, (909) 597-1821
This is a male-only prison in San Bernardino County. It is the state’s largest Level 1, minimum security prison (no perimeter fence), although it also houses maximum security prisoners, has a 100 bed HIV/CID unit and a mental health unit.
The prison serves as an intermediate stop for those sentenced to prison from Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego County, as well as those transferred to prison from the Pitchess Center in Los Angeles County. Prisoners will be transferred to CIM before moving on to their ultimate prison destination.
16756 Chino Caroni Road, Chino, CA 92880, (909) 597-1771
This women-only prison was built in 1952. It houses approximately 2,000 inmates, although its design capacity is 1,356 inmates. It houses low level (Level 1 inmates), which involves no perimeter fences, as well as Level III inmates, which involves individual cells and armed guards.
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