CDCR-Central California Women's Facility (CCWF)

State Prison

Last Updated: May 21, 2024
23370 Road 22, Chowchilla, CA 93610
Mailing Address
PO Box 1508, Chowchilla, CA 93610-1501

CWCF 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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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of CDCR-Central California Women's Facility (CCWF)

You can support your loved ones at CWCF on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 559-665-5531.

Located at 23370 Road 22 in Chowchilla, CA, CWCF carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. CWCF 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-Central California Women's Facility (CCWF) 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.

CCWF, situated in Chowchilla, stands as the largest female institution in the state, serving as a pivotal hub for the intake, incarceration, and rehabilitation of adult female inmates. Anchored in a commitment to secure custody and ethical rehabilitation, CCWF operates within a framework of safety, discipline, and community engagement.

At CCWF, inmate welfare is prioritized through a comprehensive array of services, including academic education, vocational training, counseling, and specialized programs aimed at fostering successful reintegration into society. The institution's educational initiatives ensure access to adult education and GED programs for interested inmates, empowering them with essential skills for personal and professional growth.

Recognizing the prevalence of substance abuse and domestic violence among its population, CCWF hosts support groups such as Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as a battered women's group, providing vital resources and assistance to inmates grappling with these challenges.

Vocational programs at CCWF mirror those offered in male facilities, covering a diverse spectrum of trades including auto repair, computer repair, carpentry, painting, milling, farming, clothing creation, welding, and cosmetology. Through hands-on training and skill development, inmates are equipped with marketable expertise to enhance their prospects for employment upon reentry into society.

CCWF's commitment to holistic rehabilitation extends to its specialized mental health and medical services, which adhere to community standards and foster a licensed medical environment conducive to inmate well-being. Moreover, the institution invests in staff resources and training, ensuring the highest standards of correctional professionalism and enhancing the overall quality of care and supervision.

In alignment with its mission, CCWF actively engages in community service initiatives, promoting public awareness and participation while fostering a sense of responsibility and accountability among its inmate population. Through collaborative efforts with external stakeholders, CCWF strives to cultivate a rehabilitative environment grounded in mutual respect, personal growth, and positive societal contributions.

Inmate Locator

CWCF 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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Visitation Information

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