San Quentin State Prison, CA Prison Inmates
About San Quentin State Prison
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This maximum security facility opened in November 1989 as a way to confine California’s most disruptive male inmates. There is currently a capacity of 5247 inmates, who reside within a double perimeter fence reinforced with razor wire and an electronic detection system. There is close custody of inmates at the San Quentin State Prison, and this institution also operates the California state Secure Mental Health Facility, which houses inmates on death row.
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Sending a Mail/Care Package
The address to send mail to is:
Inmate Name, ID Number, Housing if known
1 Main Street, San Quentin, CA, 94964
You can send letters and as many as 20 photographs up to 4” x 6” in size. Do not send Polaroid pictures or any picture that is sexual or violent in nature.
You can also send greeting cards to the San Quentin State Prison as long as they are smaller than 8”x10,” and the card should be simple in design without any extra padding.
To send money, use a money order or cashier's check. You should make the cashier's check or money order payable to the inmate's name and ID number. On the check somewhere, include the San Quentin State Prison, and housing unit, most likely you should put it in the memo field on the check.
Make sure you include your name and address on the money order.
You can send the money order directly to the inmate at the address above.
The easiest way to help an inmate make phone calls is by depositing funds into a pre-paid telephone account. This will allow an inmate to make phone calls to a landline or a cell phone, and he can even call internationally. Calls can be made for a duration of up to 30 minutes, and will be monitored by the San Quentin State Prison staff.
To set up a pre-paid account, go to this link. You can also set up an account over the phone by calling 415-454-1460.
You need to complete a visitor’s application and be preapproved as a visitor. You can access an application at this link.
Once you are preapproved, you will want to familiarize yourself with the rules for visitations. You can read through these rules by clicking here.
Remember that San Quentin State Prison is a maximum security jail and you will need to dress conservatively and not bring in any materials to the prison.
Saturday — 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Refer the map below to find the driving directions.