A 1,000-bed medium custody facility houses general population inmates to help support and maintain the 4,580-bed reception center. A minimum custody facility provides institutional maintenance and landscaping services.
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would like to know if i have been approved for visiting?
You would have to call the facility to verify your approval for visiting.
Hi the father of my daughter is in that prison, I would like to know if when visiting him, is it over a glass window or face to face ? My 1 year old hasn’t seen her dad for quite some time already and I know she misses him.. And because we don’t live close by, I’m just woundering how are the visits like. I will be going there in a few weeks and that’s my only concern. Thank you
Click the link on our prison page to the Wasco prison web site. You will find visitation information including information videos about visitation.
My son arrived on the 8th of Feb. and is in Facility C. Are there any differences between Facilities and what type Facility is C?
Please note the following information from Wasco’s web site.
Wasco State Prison Reception Center – Mission Statement
The Wasco facility was the first of two reception centers in Kern County. The primary mission is to provide short term housing necessary to process, classify, and evaluate new inmates physically and mentally, to determine their security level, program requirements, and appropriate institutional placement.
A 400 bed medium custody facility houses general population inmates to help support and maintain the reception center. A minimum custody facility provides institutional maintenance and landscaping services.
For more information, click the link for the prison’s web site.
My son is currently an inmate at Wasco. How do I go about getting permission to visit him? His name is John Nuttman AN7622 Facility B Bldg.5 Cell 207up.
Thank you, Thomas Nuttman
Hi Thomas, Please note the following information. Visiting A Friend or Loved One In Prison 1 Introduction Visiting a family member or friend who is in prison is an important way to maintain connections during incarceration and enhances the prisoner’s success both while in prison and after release. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recognizes the importance of visitation and encourages families and friends to visit as often as their circumstances allow. Nevertheless, visiting at a prison can be complicated and confusing, especially when visiting for the first time. This handbook is a useful guide for visitors, taking… Read more »
hi there, my son very recently has been there in reception since march and he had to request visit forms to mail to us. good luck to you
I lost my id 2 days ago i have my passport will i b able to visit an inmate use that i also have the dmv papers for a new one
Please note the following information regarding visitor identification:
F. 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:
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
Do u have to have drivers license to go or van u go with California id
Are the visits through glass or contact? In the C unit.
For information about visitation, click this link.
For additional information, call directly the facility.
For information about prison survival for an inmate, click this link.
My boyfriend has been there for about two months. I sent back my visiting form about A month ago. I have not heard anything. I was wondering why its taking so long. I know that inmates are only there for a shot amount of time. May you please let me know how much longer its going to be, or if i got approved. At my email. [email protected]. Thank You for your time.
You need to call directly the prison for this information. If you still need help,contact the prison chaplain forassistance.
Can u wear white pants. Yes or no??
Hi Stef, Please note the rules and restrictions regarding attire for visitation. Visiting A Friend or Loved One In Prison 6 bring the minor child(ren) into the prison, and the date(s) of the proposed visit(s). G. 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… Read more »
May I fax visiting
Hi Esther, Please note the following about the visitor application: Mail the completed questionnaire to the Visiting Sergeant and/or Lieutenant where the prisoner you want to visit is housed. Mailing addresses are listed at the end of this handbook (see Attachment 1) and are also on CDCR’s website http://www.cdcr.ca.gov . Most prisons have different addresses for mail being sent to a prisoner and mail being sent to prison staff; be sure to get the address used for sending mail to prison staff, as the completed application should be sent to the attention of “Visiting” at the prison. Processing times for… Read more »
My friend is in processing and I would like to know what he is able to have? Ie; paper, stamps, etc and how are they to be mailed? I’ve been told no Manila envelopes.. Can he have pictures and books? Thanks in advance.
For information about packages, click this link.
The prison web site has additional information.
For information about prison survival, click this link.
Hello, my sons dad was transferred on the 20th of this month. What I would like to know is when are we going to be able to talk to him over the phone or see him? He is in reception In facility B. It’s a very hard time for the whole family not knowing how he is. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.
Hi Gaby, Please note the following information about telephone communication with an inmate: Telephone Calls Family and friends (called party) cannot call prisoners; prison ers must call to speak to someone outside the prison. The prisoners use designated phone s that make collect calls to a land line (residence) or cell phones. The called party is responsible for paying for the calls. Calling cards cannot be used. International calls can be made if the called party sets up a pre- paid account with the telephone vendor. Instructions for these types of calls can be found on the CDCR website at:… Read more »
What is the dial number for the inmate when calling to make a visitation?
I would like to know the mailing address to where I send in my visiting application.
We recommend calling the facility for the mailing address for visitor’s applications. It should be mailed to the Visitor Sergeant.
How many visitors is he allowed to have at a time. What is the limitation.?
I’ve received a couple of phone calls from Angela S…..z she says shes from Wasco State prison leaves her number and ext. and ask me to call her back. She’s the CMPR’s secretary. First- What does CMPR stand for. why would she be calling me and wanting me to call her back? I don’t know who she’s calling about either. I know 3 or 4 men locked up at Wasco right now. Anyone else getting/gotten calls if so What did she want.
Religious Items and Clothes for Visitation at Wasco State Prison-Reception: If your religion requires you to wear a certain type of clothing that would otherwise be unacceptable by operating procedures, such as Muslim headdress or Catholic habits, you will be allowed to wear the clothing; however, you may be required to remove it for inspection in a private location with an officer of the same gender present before you are allowed into the visiting room. Most visiting rooms have copies of the Bible, the Koran, and the Torah. If you wish to bring in the bible of your faith because… Read more »
I was approved to visit inmate out of wasco state prison, does that carry over to where the inmate was transferred. he is at corcran prison
It is our understanding from calling the institution that it does carry over. However, it does not hurt to call to re-confirm.
well I’m trying to understand how this works. the person answering these question should have the specific answers. what’s the point. You are just delegating everyone to go to websites. I’ve already read how it works but it does not say anything about
being approved at reception center and the approved person is me. wasco is the main reception center. does the approval follow to where inmate is placed please yes or no
Please see our previous answer to your question. WE refer many to the prison’s web site for complete information regarding their issue. It is surprising that a substantial number of individuals with inquiries have not even looked at the prison’s web site.
Hi I just got the application to visit my boyfriend in wasco and I have mexican consolate ID card but I don’t know which box to mark for the id
The Wasco State Prison and all other California prisons will accept a Mexican Consulate ID card. Check the ID box. Send application back with photocopy of the ID.
For information about prison life, click 25 Rules.
Hi my boyfriend has been @ wasco reception center for about 3 months or so can I visit him he send me a form but I was not to sure if it was a form to fill out when he is moved or to visit him now @ wasco reception center I know they don’t get to make phone calls but do they get visits ?
We recommend filling out the form and sending it in for visitation. For information about prison life, read
what prison is like.
i wna kno when will ma boyfriend get out of reception.he been in there for 4 months now.
We recommend contacting his case manager.
I already sent 2 applications to visit my grandson, my daughter and granddaughter received there approved letter,I haven’t can you tell me how I can find out why I have not received my approved letter
We recommend contacting the prison chaplain for assistance.
Hi, my cousin just got transferred to wasco and i would like to know how can i find out the exact adress and sell he’s in
Please note the following information:
701 Scofield Avenue
Wasco, CA 93280
701 Scofield Avenue
P.O. Box 8800
Wasco, CA 93280
three weeks my son has been there and he as of yet received any mail. I have sent so many things to him. This is not humane. why is this happening.
Hello, I was just wondering if anyone knew if you needed to be reapproved for visiting for a second time an inmate goes back into Wasco.. or if you have already been approved once before is it still valid?
I was wondering while inmates are on the mandatory 30 blackout do they receive mail
My son is there how can I send him self addressed stamped envelopes I have not found any info regarding this, I don’t think im able to buy them and then mailed to him please help in regards to this request
Hi, How long do inmates need to stay in that facility ? and what happens after?
My grandson just arrived at Wasco on April 18, 2016, what I would like to know is since this is a reception area, will he be able to receive visits ( I downloaded the form), will he be able to receive packages from Access or Union, and will I be able to put money on his books through Jpay, will money and packages follow him if he is not kept there, and how long will he be kept there and is it possible that he will remain there to do all of his time. And how can I find out… Read more »
Information on inmates booking money amount inmate has been infirmary for sometime
Inmate is in infirmary what are guidelines for visitations
For the infirmary, we recommend contacting the facility directly re: visitation.
I would like to know if my application for visitation has been approved.
Byron and I sent in our applications about 2 weeks ago to visit our grandson. We would like to know if we have been accepted. Do you need his name on this format? His mother wants to come with us and has the signed document and not sent it it. We drive from 2 hours out of Wasco and want to know if we three can travel together on July 29, 2017?
Please let us know – we would be so grateful. Byron & Helga Medd.
We are in Fresno and want to meet out grandson Jason Nicholas BD 0922 H-3 cell 144 on July 29th. Our daughter, Jason’s mother wants to come with us and sent in her application yesterday. How can we find out if we can come? This is our first time doing this and we want to do it right! Please tell us what to do. Thank youu.
Helga & Byron Medd, Fresno, CA.
I recently wrote to my boyfriend who just got transferred to wasco state prison last week, i wrote his first and last name and cdcr number on it along with his C facility PO box 6600 wasco california 93280-6600, my mistake was that i didnt write 701 Scoifield Ave. Will he still get the letter I sent him or will it get returned ?
Hi I wanted to know if my nehfew is reception do I have to make appointment
Is.there any buses.that take.you.to.the prison
If on summary probation and don’t have a p.o. officer… on visiting form do I leave it blank where it says the agency an p.o. number since I don’t have a p.o.
I want ro know is jason L. Askew
Is he allowed mail. Or. Can he make calls. In orher words is he on black out?
Hello …if we the consular I’d or Mexican passport can we see ..the immate
If my mom has just the consular I’d or Mexican passport can she go in an see her son..
Hello how can I get a visiting application and how long does it usually take to be processed . Thank you
I have a question. I ordered my son books and they were returned
id there a certain place I should order him books from? I used amazon and ups delivered I’m sure that was the reason, it has to be usps postal only, I believe. does anyone know a good place to order books from?
Hi my friend is an inmate there and he is not showing up on the cdcr locator. Why would that be
Just found out a old friend was recently sent to Wasco. I would like to write to him but I only have his CDC number. How do I find out the facility , cell number etc?
How long dose it take to find out if your approved for W.S.P inmates?
Always different usually 2-3 months
How can I find out what facility a inmate in?as in a,b,c etc at wasco
U can call wasco prison and ask for his mailing info. He might have to write you first tho
Hello I’m in my 60’s I am disabled and my son is incarcerated in your facility,I have no idea how to make an appointment I never visit him and County because I’m not computer smart so please tell me how do I make an appointment to visit my son thank you
Call wasco prison and speak with somebody in visiting dept
I just found out my boyfriend was incarcerated there. How do I find out what he is in for?
Hi I have been writing to my husband for over 3 weeks and he hasn’t received my letters, he called me and he thought I didn’t want to know from him! Which was wrong! How long does it takes for inmates to get mail delivered?
So u have to have drivers license to enter in wasco