CDCR-Folsom State Prison (FSP)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 09, 2024
300 Prison Rd, Represa, CA 95671
Mailing Address
PO Box 715071, Represa, CA 95671

FSP 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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You can support your loved ones at FSP on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 916-985-2561.

Located at 300 Prison Rd in Represa, CA, FSP carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. FSP 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-Folsom State Prison (FSP) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

Communication is important, the prison offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

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. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Folsom State Prison (FSP) is comprised of several facilities catering to medium-security male and female inmates, as well as those in minimum security adjacent to the California State Prison at Sacramento. FSP has a rich history dating back to its construction in 1858 and has been at the forefront of inmate rehabilitation and correctional services.

FSP's A Facility houses medium-custody male inmates, while B Facility, also known as Folsom Women’s, accommodates medium-custody female inmates. Additionally, FSP includes a Minimum Support Facility for male inmates.

FSP, California's second-oldest prison, was authorized for construction by the state legislature in 1858. Construction began in 1878, establishing one of the nation's first maximum-security prisons. In July 1880, FSP received its first 44 inmates, who were transported by boat from San Quentin State Prison to Sacramento and then by train to the prison. Situated strategically due to its access to native granite stone and the American River, FSP was built by inmate laborers. It became known for its maximum-security designation and witnessed numerous escape attempts before the completion of the granite wall in the 1920s.

Inmate Programs at Folsom State Prison (FSP) are multifaceted and designed to promote rehabilitation and skill development among the inmate population. Under the auspices of the Prison Industry Authority (PIA), inmates engage in various enterprises, including the operation of the License Plate Factory, Sign Shop, Furniture Shop, Metal Fabrication, Print Shop, and Digital Services. These initiatives provide inmates with valuable vocational training and work experience.

Moreover, FSP offers a range of vocational programs aimed at equipping inmates with practical skills for future employment opportunities. These programs encompass Masonry, Building Maintenance, Office Services, Welding (AWS Standards), and Auto Mechanics (ASE Certification), allowing inmates to acquire industry-specific expertise.

Academic offerings at FSP are diverse and cater to the educational needs of the inmate population. Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Development (GED), Adult High School (AHS), and English as a Second Language programs are available to inmates, facilitating their intellectual growth and educational attainment.

Additionally, FSP provides a wide array of supplementary programs to support inmates in their personal development and reintegration into society. These include Correctional Learning Network (CLN), Community Crews, Self-Help Groups (AA/NA), Youth Diversion, Parenting, Fitness For Life, Healthful Living, Library services, Military Veteran’s Group, and college programs. These initiatives foster a supportive and conducive environment for inmates to explore new interests and develop important life skills.

Furthermore, FSP offers specialized programs tailored to assist inmates with their re-entry into society. The Alpha Re-Entry Program and California New Start Prison to Employment Transition Program focus on providing inmates with essential life skills, re-entry preparation, and employment transition support, thereby increasing their chances of successful rehabilitation and integration.

Lastly, within the framework of the Departmental Reentry Program (DRP), FSP offers the Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT), which provides comprehensive treatment pathways through Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI) programs. These programs, including Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, and Life Skills modules, aim to address substance use disorders and promote positive behavioral change among participants.

Inmate Locator

FSP 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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