CDCR-California State Prison, Solano (SOL)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 27, 2024
2100 Peabody Rd, Vacaville, CA 95696-4000
Mailing Address
PO Box 4000, Vacaville, CA 95696-4000

CSP-SOL is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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Satellite View of CDCR-California State Prison, Solano (SOL)

You can support your loved ones at CSP-SOL on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 707-451-0182.

Located at 2100 Peabody Rd in Vacaville, CA, CSP-SOL carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. CSP-SOL offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on CDCR-California State Prison, Solano (SOL) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

CSP at Solano, nestled in Vacaville, CA, under the jurisdiction of the CDCR, serves as a medium-security correctional facility housing over 5,800 inmates, facing challenges of overcrowding. The expansive campus spans 2,000 acres and encompasses multiple units housed in separate buildings, each capable of functioning autonomously. Among these units are a treatment center and an administrative segregation unit, indicative of SOL's multifaceted approach to inmate management.

Inmates at SOL have access to a plethora of educational and vocational programs aimed at fostering personal growth and skill development. Educational offerings include adult basic education and GED courses, while vocational training spans various industries such as auto mechanics, welding, computer and electronics repair, masonry, and more. These programs equip inmates with valuable skills essential for their reintegration into society upon release, contributing to their potential for successful rehabilitation.

The institution boasts a diverse array of inmate programs, ranging from academic and vocational to self-help and leisure activities. Inmate leisure time activity groups (ILTAG) offer avenues for personal enrichment, including participation in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and the Alternatives to Violence Project, among others. Self-help programs address a wide spectrum of needs, from anger management to entrepreneurship, catering to the holistic development of inmates during their incarceration.

SOL also prioritizes family unification through various initiatives, including the Friends Outside visitor center, offering support services to inmate family members, and Family Liaison Services (FLS), facilitating communication between inmates and their families to promote unity and successful reintegration post-release. The institution further supports parenting skills development with programs like Parenting Inside Out, aimed at equipping inmates with cognitive and behavioral tools for effective parenting.

Under the umbrella of CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP), SOL offers an extensive range of programs designed to address the diverse needs of its inmate population. These programs underscore the institution's commitment to rehabilitation and reintegration, aligning with its primary mission of providing custody, care, treatment, and rehabilitative programs for inmates committed to the CDCR.

SOL's rich history traces back to its opening in 1984, initially administered under the California Medical Facility. In January 1992, administrative separation occurred, leading to the appointment of individual wardens for SOL and the California Medical Facility, marking a significant milestone in the institution's evolution and operational autonomy.

Inmate Locator

CSP-SOL maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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