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California Men’s Colony, San Luis Obispo County, California Overview

California Men’s Colony is located in San Luis Obispo, California, and was designed to hold 3,838 inmates. This is a male-only prison. The prison sits on approximately 356 acres. This is a mixed-custody facility, typically housing minimum- to medium-security prisoners. There are two separate complexes that make up the prison. There is a mental-health crisis facility on the premises. Inmates have access to educational and vocational training programs. Inmates have work opportunities through prison industries, and can take advantage of a number of self-improvement programs. This facility also has a hospice program for inmates.


Warden: Josie Gastelo

Visitation Policies:

Inmates are responsible for sending applications for visitation to friends or family. An application must be filled out, and the inmate is responsible for notifying friends or family of approval. All inmates are eligible for visitation, unless that privilege has been suspended. Most general population inmates are allowed to have contact visitation. Inmates who are still in reception or have restrictions are limited to non-contact visits. Death row inmates may also receive contact visits, unless that has been suspended.

Some inmates are allowed to have family visits, which can last 30-40 hours. These visits are limited to one every 3-5 months. Visitation is typically held on Saturdays, Sundays, New Year’s Day, Christmas Day, July 4th, and Thanksgiving Day. Actual visitation times may vary slightly by institution. Some institutions schedule visits by appointment.
All adult visitors must provide a valid government ID. Every adult visitor must fill out a pass each time he/she visits. Visitors must consent to a search or a metal detector scan.
Visitation reservations can be made through this website.
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 7:30 AM/8 AM – 2 PM/3 PM
Visitation is currently suspended due to COVID-19.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 805-547-7900


California Men’s Colony
Colony Dr
San Luis Obispo, CA 93409

Inmate Mailing Address:

California Men’s Colony
Inmate’s First and Last Name, CDCR Number, Housing
P.O. Box 8103
San Luis Obispo, CA 93409-8103

Deposit/Commissary Accounts

Money can be sent to inmates through electronic transfers or check or money order. Electronic transfers can be done through GTL/ConnectNetwork, JPay, or Access Corrections.

JPay Website

Access Corrections Website

Money orders, personal checks, or cashier’s checks can be mailed to JPay.

2202 South Figueroa St
Box #3001
Los Angeles, CA 90007

A check or money order may also be mailed directly to the institution, with the inmate’s name and CDCR number.

Security Level: Mixed Custody, Minimum to Medium Security

Department of Corrections Offender Search

Incarceration Details:
CDCR Number, Age, Admission Date, Current Location

Parole Eligible Date

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