CDCR-Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 09, 2024
4001 Hwy 104, Ione, CA 95640
Mailing Address
PO Box 409099, Ione, CA 95640

MCSP 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 MCSP on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 209-274-4911.

Located at 4001 Hwy 104 in Ione, CA, MCSP carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. MCSP 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-Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) 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.

MCSP, situated in Ione, under the jurisdiction of the CDCR, serves as a correctional facility for long-term inmates and individuals awaiting re-entry into society. The re-entry program at MCSP is meticulously designed to equip offenders with the necessary skills and resources to navigate life outside prison successfully. By offering guidance on post-release planning, vocational training, and life skills development, the program aims to enhance the likelihood of successful reintegration into society.

Throughout its history, MCSP has housed notable inmates, including Gregory Powell, known as the Onion Field Killer, and Robert John Bardo, among others, each leaving their mark on the facility's legacy. The diverse array of inmates reflects the complex nature of the prison's population and underscores the importance of tailored rehabilitation efforts.

Inmates at MCSP have access to a variety of educational and vocational programs aimed at fostering personal growth and skill development. These programs include Adult Basic Education, GED courses, ESL classes, and literacy/reading classes. Additionally, vocational courses such as HVAC, maintenance, electrical, gardening, welding, carpentry, and auto mechanic repair are available to inmates, providing them with opportunities to acquire valuable skills for future employment.

Beyond educational and vocational programs, MCSP offers a wide range of support and rehabilitation initiatives for inmates. These include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, anger management courses, veterans' support groups, and programs focused on self-awareness, recovery, and victim awareness. Such programs not only address the immediate needs of inmates but also contribute to their long-term rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society.

With a commitment to inmate welfare and rehabilitation, MCSP continues to evolve its programs and services to meet the changing needs of its diverse population. By providing comprehensive support and opportunities for personal growth, MCSP strives to empower inmates to lead fulfilling lives both during and after their incarceration.

Inmate Locator

MCSP 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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