CDCR-Sierra Conservation Center (SCC)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 09, 2024
5100 O'Byrnes Ferry Rd, Jamestown, CA 95327

SCC 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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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-Sierra Conservation Center (SCC)

You can support your loved ones at SCC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 209-984-5291.

Located at 5100 O'Byrnes Ferry Rd in Jamestown, CA, SCC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. SCC 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-Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) 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.

Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) is dedicated to housing, programs, and services aimed at aiding the rehabilitation of minimum and medium-custody incarcerated individuals. Additionally, SCC plays a crucial role in training and placing individuals into the Conservation Camp Program.

Functioning as a comprehensive training center, SCC trains incarcerated individuals in wildland firefighting techniques for the entirety of California. The Wildland Fire Training Center, in collaboration with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), operates within SCC's premises. The institution is divided into two dormitory-type facilities for minimum and low-medium custody inmates, along with a 270-design facility featuring celled housing for high-medium custody individuals.

Moreover, SCC oversees the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp, providing direct placements for youthful offenders from their respective counties of commitment. These conservation camps, situated in rural or wilderness areas, serve as hubs for fire suppression efforts. Individuals assigned to these camps are deployed to combat wildland fires and other emergencies as necessary, while also participating in various community work projects. This initiative significantly reduces costs for California taxpayers.

SCC collaborates with CAL FIRE and the Los Angeles County Fire Department in jointly operating 30 adult male camps, with SCC managing 26 of them alongside CAL FIRE and four with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The camps division operates 10 mobile kitchen units, ensuring quality meals for all firefighters, fire support staff, and incarcerated fire crews during large-scale fires across California, thus resulting in substantial cost savings.

In terms of housing, SCC accommodates incarcerated individuals medically designated as low to medium risk, as identified by the Mental Health Services Delivery System, under the Correctional Clinical Case Management System or lower. Inmates are encouraged to participate in various education programs, including Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development programs, and Career Technical Education. Additionally, a plethora of voluntary programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Veterans Incarcerated, Freedom and Choice, Victims Impact, Alternatives to Violence, Responsible Fatherhood, 12 Steps, Conflict Resolution, Criminals and Gang Anonymous, Self-Awareness and Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, New Professionals, Leadership Development, Art and Healing, Anger Management, Career Development, Arts in Corrections, English as a Second Language, Al Anon, Veterans Support Group, and Meditation, are available to facilitate self-improvement opportunities.

Furthermore, SCC offers a wide range of inmate programs, including Adult Basic Education I, II, & III, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Classes, Physical Fitness Training, Firefighter Training, Vocational Trades (Auto Body/Fender, Auto Mechanics, Welding, Masonry, Carpentry, Computer-Related Technology, and Laborer), Alternative Education (voluntary at fire camp only), Community College (face-to-face and correspondence), Religious services, Prison Industry Authority (PIA) Textiles (sewing), Self-Help Groups, Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT), and Level I, II, & III Non-Designated Programming Facility (NDPF).

Inmate Locator

SCC 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.