CDCR-Ironwood State Prison (ISP)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 09, 2024
9005 Wiley's Well Rd, Blythe, CA 92226
Mailing Address
PO Box 2199, Blythe, CA 92226

ISP 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-Ironwood State Prison (ISP)

You can support your loved ones at ISP on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 760-921-3000.

Located at 9005 Wiley's Well Rd in Blythe, CA, ISP carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. ISP 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-Ironwood State Prison (ISP) 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.

Ironwood State Prison (ISP), situated within Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP) on approximately 1,700 acres of State-owned property, occupies around 640 acres of this land. The prison complex spans an estimated 350 acres, with the remaining area dedicated to erosion control, drainage ditches, and catch basins. The history of Ironwood State Prison dates back to its activation in 1994. Its name honors the native Ironwood trees, reflecting the institution's values of strength and resilience.

Activated on February 1, 1994, ISP's primary mission is to foster productivity and self-improvement among inmates by providing work and study opportunities across all custody levels. This includes academic education, vocational training, and support services. The prison's name is inspired by the native Ironwood Trees in the surrounding area, symbolizing strength, solidity, and firmness.

As a designated Re-Entry Hub, ISP offers various programs for inmates within four years of their release date who meet specific criteria. Notably, ISP hosts the Inmate Education Network Pilot Program, allowing restricted online access to approved College Correspondence Courses through the Voluntary Education Program (VEP). The prison also houses the Inmate College Program.

ISP comprises one Level Two Non-Designated Facility (NDF), one Level Three Sensitive Needs Yard (SNY), and two Level Three General Population Facilities. Additionally, there's a Level One NDF Minimum Support Facility (MSF) located outside the security perimeter. With a designed capacity of approximately 2,200 inmates, ISP currently houses 2,100 inmates.

Inmate Locator

ISP 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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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.