CDCR-Gabilan Conservation Camp #38

CDCR Fire Camp

Last Updated: February 28, 2024
31801 McCoy Rd, Soledad, CA 93960-0397

Gabilan Camp #38 is for CDCR Fire Camp offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - work release facility.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

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-Gabilan Conservation Camp #38

You can support your loved ones at Gabilan Camp #38 on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 831-678-0609.

Gabilan Camp #38 is a minimum-security facility under CDCR supervision, this camp plays a crucial role in supporting government agencies during emergency responses to wildfires, floods, and other natural or man-made disasters. Additionally, camp crews contribute to park maintenance, assist with flood mitigation through sandbagging, and participate in reforestation projects. Participation in the Conservation (Fire) Camp Program is entirely voluntary for incarcerated individuals. Those who choose to volunteer must meet specific eligibility criteria aimed at ensuring public safety. These include avenues for criminal record expungement, creating new pathways for employment, and aiding in their successful reintegration into society.

Gabilan Camp #38, a collaboration between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), plays a critical role in supporting emergency response efforts during various events, including fires, floods, and other natural or manmade disasters. As the sole camp servicing the CAL FIRE San Benito – Monterey Unit (BEU), Gabilan Conservation Camp #38, operational since January 6, 1986, serves as a central hub in Monterey County for emergency response operations.

Equipped to handle a range of emergencies, Gabilan Camp can deploy up to six Type 1 Fire Crews for rapid response to fires, floods, earthquakes, and other disasters across the state. To ensure preparedness, the camp conducts an annual Fire Crew Preparedness Exercise, evaluating crew performance through rigorous training exercises in anticipation of the fire season.

In addition to firefighting capabilities, Gabilan Camp boasts a Heliwell Tank, facilitating efficient water storage and transport during firefighting operations. This transportable tank, capable of holding approximately 10,000 gallons of water, supports helicopter firefighting efforts and serves as a remote water storage facility.

Beyond emergency response, Gabilan crews engage in community service and hazard fuel reduction projects across San Benito, Monterey, Santa Clara, and San Luis Obispo Counties. Collaborating with local governments, and state, and federal agencies, these projects encompass a range of initiatives, including habitat restoration, tree planting, trail maintenance, and flood control efforts.

Moreover, Gabilan supports feeding operations during emergency incidents through its Mobile Kitchen Unit (MKU), capable of providing up to 3,000 meals for staff involved in the response effort.

In addition to its operational responsibilities, Gabilan Conservation Camp offers a range of rehabilitative and educational services to participants, including substance abuse programs, religious services, and opportunities for obtaining GED and college courses. Through these programs and their contributions during emergencies, participants develop essential skills, work ethic, and a sense of self-worth, preparing them for successful reintegration into their communities upon release. Furthermore, the Camp provides specialized training opportunities, such as Wildland Fire Chainsaw and forklift operator classes, further enhancing skill development and employment prospects for participants.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in California. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at CDCR-Gabilan Conservation Camp #38.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Visiting can be a critical part of an incarcerated person’s rehabilitation.

For more information, visit the Scheduling Visits at Conservation (Fire) Camps page.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.