San Quentin State Prison, CA Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: April 24, 2020
San Quentin State Prison

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The San Quentin State Prison is a state prison in San Quentin, California.

The San Quentin State Prison is a maximum-security facility that can house up to 5247 adult male inmates comfortably.

The San Quentin State Prison secures its borders with a 25ft high wall alongside ten-armed guard towers.

The facility is California’s only maximum-security facility. The San Quentin State Prison is the facility that holds California’s death row inmates.

Inmates in the San Quentin State Prison are housed in units that are made just for their security and personal needs. For instance, inmates who are preparing to be released will be in one unit while inmates who have special needs will be in another unit.

The San Quentin State Prison also is actively involved in the California Corrections Enterprise Industries. This program will provide work assignments for inmates such as the following:

  • Customer Service Call Center

  • Laundry Operation

  • Furniture Factory

  • Metal Shop

San Quentin State Prison - General Information

  • Facility Name

    San Quentin State Prison

  • Facility Type

    State Prison

  • Address

    1 Main Street, San Quentin, CA, 94964

  • Phone

    415-454-1460

  • Capacity

    5247

  • City

    San Quentin

  • Postal Code

    94964

  • State

    California

  • Country

    Marin County

  • Official Website

    Website

  • Facility Name

    San Quentin State Prison

  • Facility Type

    State Prison

  • Address

    1 Main Street, San Quentin, CA, 94964

  • Phone

    415-454-1460

  • Capacity

    5247

  • Country

    Marin County

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The California Department of Corrections has made it super easy and even extremely convenient to find out information on an inmate who is housed in the San Quentin State Prison.

You can find the inmate roster on the California Department of Corrections site. You will be able to search the database using the following pieces of information:

  • Inmate’s Full Name

  • SID Number

Keep in mind that this database is updated on a regular basis, but if you feel as if this information is not correct, you should contact the San Quentin State Prison directly.

Send a Mail/Package

Want to make an inmate's day while they are serving time in the San Quentin State Prison? Send them a handwritten letter.

Inmates are permitted to send and receive letters from their loved ones back home.

You will need to keep in mind that all written letters will be opened and examined by an San Quentin State Prison staff member.

You can send a letter to the following address:

Inmate Name, ID Number

San Quentin State Prison

1 Main Street, San Quentin, CA, 94964

Inmates can receive care packages as well, but you will need to get prior approval from the San Quentin State Prison before you send the package, or it will be sent directly back to you.

Sending Money

Has your loved one asked you to send them money, so they can purchase things from the commissary or be able to use the telephone?

The San Quentin State Prison has made it easy for you to send inmate money. You can do so by using the infamous JPay service.

The JPay service does charge you a service fee, but the inmate will typically receive the funds you send within one to three business days. Most of the time, they will receive the money within the day you send it.

You will be able to send funds over the phone, online, or in person. This makes it as easy as possible for you to send money from anywhere you are located

Phone Calls

The San Quentin State Prison permits the inmates to use the telephones at their own expense. Inmates will have the chance to make 15-minute calls home. These calls are subjected to be monitored.

Visitation Rules

Inmates in the San Quentin State Prison can also receive visitors as well.

Inmates who are in the behavioral health unit, infirmary, death row unit, segregation unit, or the intermediate care housing unit can have visitors only be appointments.

To schedule an appointment for an inmate in one of the above units, you can call 415-454-1460 between Monday through Thursday during the hours of 7 am to 2 pm.

VISITATION HOURS

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
    7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Sunday
    7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Directions

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