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CDCR - Mountain Home Conservation (Fire) Camp #10

State Prison

Last Updated: June 13, 2020
45260 Bear Creek Rd, Springdale, CA 93265
Mailing Address
PO Box 647, Springville, CA 93265

Mountain Home Conservation Camp #10 is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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CDCR - Mountain Home Conservation (Fire) Camp #10 basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 559-539-3151

The inmates housed at Mountain Home Conservation Camp #10 located at 45260 Bear Creek Rd in Springdale, CA are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Camp History - Mountain Home Conservation Camp was first opened on the Mountain Home State Forest in 1947, under the direction of the California Division of Forestry and the California Youth Authority. This was a 20-man summer spike camp located at the current Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest summer warehouse at the elevation of 6,500 feet above sea level. In the winter the camp would return to Coarsegold in Madera County. This continued for an unknown length of time. In 1955, the California Division of Forestry and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation opened a 30-man spike camp at the same location and wintered at Coalinga to help on the construction of the Muirrietta Conservation Camp.

In 1959, under the direction of Governor Edmund G. Brown, the Director of Department of Natural Resources, DeWitt Nelson and the Director of Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Richard McGee, announced and began construction of the current Mountain Home Conservation Camp. In 1960, Mountain Home became the first mobile Conservation Camp. Thirteen semi-trailer rigs housed the mobile camp of 42-Inmates, five correctional employees, and six forestry employees. This mobile camp and the summer camp were used in the construction of the current Mountain Home Conservation Camp.

Mountain Home Conservation Camp #10 is under the administrative supervision of the Sierra Conservation Center. The camp is jointly operated by the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitations (CDCR) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection / CAL Fire. The camp’s primary mission is to provide inmate fire crews for fire suppression activities in the Tulare, and Kern County areas, although the fire crews maybe dispatched anywhere in the State. In addition to fire suppression, inmate fire crews provide a work force for conservation and community service projects in the local area.

The CDCR is responsible for the selection, supervision, care, and discipline of the inmates. The CAL Fire maintains the camp and supervises the work of the inmate fire crews. They are responsible for custody of the inmates while on their daily CDF work projects, and when they are on actual assignments during emergencies. CDCR staff may accompany the crews while on emergency assignments. CDCR has the primary responsibility to ensure that the inmates receive 24 hour a day direct supervision, while in camp as well as when on emergency assignments.

Camp Products - Mountain Home in-camp projects include a Sign Shop that provides signs and plaques that are made from Redwood to various State Agencies. Mountain Home builds custom wood furnishings to include office cabinets, work stations, picnic tables, arbors as well as lawn furniture. Mountain Home Camp also runs a fulltime lumber mill that produces lumber material for various wood projects.

Community service projects - In an average year, Mountain Home Conservation Camp inmates provide over 115,000 man hours of conservation and other public service work to tax-supported local, state, and federal agencies in the Cal Fire Tulare Unit area. Over 90,000 hours of work are performed in firefighting or other emergency services. It is estimated that the Mountain Home Conservation Camp, through their cost effective work efforts, save the California taxpayers well over $2,000,000 during the calendar year.

Mountain Home provides extensive work for the Mountain Home State Forest, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (at Lake’s Kaweah and Success), the Tulare County Road Department, and the Tulare County Office of Education, School of Science and Conservation (SCICON), to name a few. Much of this work would/could not be done without the dedication of the inmate fire crews and the commitment of the CDCR/CDF staff of the camp.

The Camp is currently participating in the Tree Mortality Task Force (TMTF) to combat the estimated 66 million dead trees throughout the state.

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CDCR - Mountain Home Conservation (Fire) Camp #10 is a facility in the California Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

All 35 CDCR prisons will offer limited video visiting starting this month to allow friends and family a way to safely connect with incarcerated people. In order to reduce noise levels in video visiting areas, effective immediately incarcerated people are authorized to bring their personal earphones/headphones to their scheduled visit. They will be required to disinfect them prior to connecting them to the computer. Staff will direct individuals when and where to connect. Institutions have also been instructed to ensure canteens are well-stocked with earphones for purchase.

If a reservation request is successful, confirmation emails will arrive with the subject line “Webex meeting invitation.” Please do not delete – this email contains a link to join the video visit and details on time and day of the confirmed visit. Please check your spam or junk folder in your email account if you don’t immediately see the confirmation in your inbox.

Please note: Incarcerated people in isolation or quarantine will not be able to participate in video visiting.

CDCR recognizes visiting is an important way to maintain family and community ties. At the same time, our first priority is the health and safety of those who live in and work in our facilities.

CDCR will now begin to offer real-time video visiting as a safe way for incarcerated people to see and speak with their loved ones. We have developed a virtual process in cooperation with California Correctional Health Care Services and the California Department of Public Health.

Under the new system, each inmate will have the opportunity for a free 30-minute video visit every 30 days. This includes holiday visits. Visits will take place on weekends and holidays. Most facilities will schedule their visits between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., but hours may vary.

Scheduling Video Visits

Prospective visitors must submit visiting requests directly to the institution where their loved one is housed, using the designated email addresses for each institution:

Only those individuals who have already been approved as a visitor may make an appointment. Step-by-step instructions can be found here. VPASS will no longer be used to schedule a visit.

Reservations will be taken weekly, beginning each Saturday at 8 a.m. through Monday at 8 a.m. for visits the following weekend. Please note, emails received outside the timeframe allowed will not be rolled over to the following weekend for review. Instead, a new request must be submitted during the following week reservation timeframe. Reservations are currently only available for the first five institutions. Not all reservations may be accepted because of space and equipment limitations.

Visitation Information

Visiting hours for CDCR - Mountain Home Conservation (Fire) Camp #10. For Directions call 559-539-3151

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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