Mesa Verde Processing Center (ICE) - GEO

Private Facility

Last Updated: June 21, 2019
Address
425 Golden State Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Beds
400
County
Kern
Security Level
MEDIUM - general
Phone
661-321-0026
Facility Type
Adult
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Mesa Verde Processing Center (ICE) - GEO basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 661-321-0026

This facility is for adult inmates.

The inmates housed at Mesa Verde Processing Center (ICE) - GEO located at 425 Golden State Ave in Bakersfield, CA are placed according to their custody level and are incarcerated by a private company contracted by a government agency and are paid a per diem or monthly rate, either for each inmate in the facility or for each bed available. The facility is well-trained and well-staffed. This doesn't come without some controversy as the "price of incarceration" is big business and critics claim there is a monetary benefit to keeping people locked up. The flip side is this facility undergoes rigorous inspections and are some of the be maintained in the US.

For inmates that show a willingness to learn new things, there are educational and vocational training programs here that will prepare them for a successful reentry when released.

Client: Immigration Custom & Enforcement (ICE)

In 2015, GEO announced the activation of the company-owned and completely renovated Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center. The center provides detention services on behalf of the City of McFarland and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

SCOPE OF WORK:

Medical services, transportation, food service, laundry, library, and religious services are provided in accordance with Performance Based National Detention Standards.

FACILITY DESCRIPTION:

Separate recreation areas are provided for both indoor and outdoor recreation to include aerobic and strength conditioning recreational equipment as well as modern artificial turf recreation yards.

GEO believes that inmates and detainees should be given the greatest opportunity to improve their health and welfare through rehabilitation and educational programs. To this end, GEO has adapted nationally recognized cognitive behavior programs and other evidence-based programs designed to rehabilitate offenders while in detention. GEO offers a wide array of educational programming, including GED and Pre-GED programs, Adult Basic Education, Special Education, English as a Second Language courses, Post-Secondary Programs, and Library Services. In addition, GEO’s correctional and detention facilities offer programs focusing on life and work skills, vocational training, substance abuse treatment, self-help, recreational activities, and religious and faith-based programs.

Academic Programming
GEO's Enhanced Academic Programs Include:
Use of Smart Board Technology
Customized Learning Through Individual Education Plans
Dynamic Grouping
Technology Based Learning
Engaged Learning Model
Adult Learner-Centered Approach
Technology Integration Zones
Collaborative Learning Communities
Academic Dorms
Technology Based Learning Labs
Small Class Sizes
Learning & Testing Labs
Differentiated Learning Groups
GEO's Academic Courses Include:
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Literacy
Special Education
GED
Pre-GED

Vocational Programming
GEO's Vocational Programs Include:
Career and Technical Education with Workforce Job Opportunities
NCCER Certification
Professional Portfolio Development
Partnerships with Community Employers
Vocational Licensing
On the Job Training Opportunities
Mock Interviews
Project Based Learning
Job Fairs
Nationally Recognized Certification Tracks
GEO's Vocational Licenses Include:
Custodial Maintenance
Barbering
Horticulture
Electrical
Building Trades
Auto Mechanics
Upholstery
Weaving
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Small Engine Repair
Masonry
Plumbing
Culinary Arts
Computer Repair
Carpentry
Welding

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Programs
Motivational Interviewing
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions-Substance Abuse (CBI-SA)
Success Planning
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
Cognitive Restructuring
Problem Solving
Thinking for a Change (T4C)
Emotional Regulation
Individual Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Sessions (ICBT)
Cognitive Self Change

Faith Based Services
Mentoring
Modified Therapeutic Community Model
Religion Specific Programming
Religious Accommodation
Pro-Social Modeling
Faith & Character Based Housing Units

Substance Abuse
Education
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
Gender Responsive Trauma-Informed Care
Treatment
Living in Balance
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) & Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Programs
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions-Substance Abuse (CBI-SA)

GEO Reentry Services
GEO Care’s Reentry Services division provides individuals, nearing the end of their sentence, with the resources necessary to productively transition back into society. Through residential reentry centers, GEO Care provides federal and state parolees and probationers with temporary housing, employment assistance, rehabilitation and substance abuse counseling and vocational and education programs.
GEO Care is also able to offer additional reentry and supervision services through full service evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment programs at GEO’s non-residential day reporting centers nationwide which serve parolees and probationers on behalf of state and local correctional agencies. Through these services, parolees and probationers are provided behavioral assessments, treatment, supervision, and education.

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (661) 328-4500 menu option 2 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call 661-859-1028 Ext. 101 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

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Inmate Locator

Mesa Verde Processing Center (ICE) - GEO publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in California. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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

Mesa Verde Community Correctional Facility (ICE) - Friends and Family Visits

HOUSING UNIT A HOUSING UNIT B HOUSING UNIT C Mondays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturdays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays 2:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Sundays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. RESTRICTED HOUSING UNIT (RHU) HOUSING UNIT D Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fridays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturdays 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Saturdays 2:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.

Visits shall not exceed 60 minutes.

No more than three (3) visitors per visit.

Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

Facility Dress Code

  • Shorts and pants shall cover customarily covered areas of the anatomy, including the buttocks and crotch area, when standing and/or sitting. Shorts will be no higher than mid-thigh when seated. Short-shorts, jogging shorts, cut-offs, and other obviously inappropriate short garments are prohibited.
  • Undergarments will remain covered at all times.
  • Skirts and dresses shall extend to mid-thigh, while seated.
  • Slits in skirts and dresses shall rise no higher than mid-thigh, while seated.
  • Sheer (see-through), leggings, overly tight (i.e. spandex), or transparent clothing is prohibited.
  • The top of clothing shall be no lower than the underarm in front and back. Bare midriffs, strapless tops, low cut tube tops, and swimsuits are prohibited.
  • Shirts shall be worn at all times. Muscle shirts and sleeveless shirts are prohibited.
  • Shoes shall be worn at all times.
  • Gang “colors” and other gang displays are prohibited.
  • Hats, beanie’s and hoods from a jacket or sweater may not be worn in visiting or court. Special consideration is given to religious head dressings (i.e. Kippah, Yarmulke, Taqiyah, Turban, Rasta cap, veiling, or hijab). However, visitors may be asked to remove their head dressing for visual inspection for contraband. This inspection, if requested by the visitor, will be conducted by a member of the same sex as the visitor and conducted in a reasonably private location

Attorney Visits

Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:

Attorneys may visit their clients 24 hours a day seven days a week if they contact the facility staff with at least two (2) hours’ notice.

A list of pro bono (free) legal organizations will be posted in all detainee housing units and other appropriate areas. This list shall be updated quarterly. If a detainee wishes to see a representative or paralegal from that organization, it is the detainee’s responsibility to contact them for an appointment.

Consular Visits

Consular officials may meet with their detained nationals at any time. It is requested that prior arrangements be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer to the extent possible, and that consular officials bring appropriate credentials when they come to the facility. The ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer for this facility can be reached at (661)-328-4518.

Clergy Visits

Clergy may visit detainees at any time, but must make prior arrangements with the Chaplain’s Office at (661)-859-1082.

Visiting Restrictions

  • No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted in the facility.
  • If visitors are or appear to be intoxicated, visitation will not be allowed.
  • All visitors are subject to search while in the facility.
  • Visitors are not allowed to pass or attempt to pass any items to detainees.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Search Procedures (prior to or during all visitations)

All individuals requesting admittance to the facility or the visitation area are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Individuals refusing to cooperate with a reasonable search will not be admitted. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility.

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Facility Type

Mesa Verde Processing Center (ICE) - GEO is detention facility owned by private prison company to handle the intake, and housing of offenders for the Kern County Sheriff, the State of California, Bureau of Prisons, the US Marshal Service and Immigration (ICE). This regional operation is structured to implement superior quality controls to the standards set by the jurisdiction whose inmates are being held. The correctional facility offers a full complement of high-quality services, including secure custody services, academic and vocational programming, secure transportation service, correctional health, and mental health care.

The main benefit of the contracting of prisons to private operators is that it can save money. The end goal is to house prisoners in an attempt to rehabilitate them or remove them from the streets. The corporation's end goal is to profit from anything they deal in. In order to make money as a private prison, they receive a stipend from the government.

Custody/Security Level

Mesa Verde Processing Center (ICE) - GEO is a medium security facility located at 425 Golden State Ave in Bakersfield, CA. Medium custody inmates live in either one or two-man units within specific pods. Medium security prisons are the standard facilities used to house most criminals. They feature cage-style housing, armed guards, and a much more regimented daily routine than a minimum or low-security prisons. These are more serious offenders which must be supervised 24/7 with controlled movements. The prison yard has strengthened perimeter fence, rows of triple razor wire on double fencing and electronic detection systems to ensure inmates stay within the confined areas within the facility.

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How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a Medium - general facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Mesa Verde Processing Center (ICE) - GEO that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To Send Money:

How to Send an Inmate Money in California

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, like a bank account within the institution. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with. Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number.

Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

Inmate Care Packages:

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

Inmate Commissary:

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How To Send Mail:

This is how to send your inmate at Mesa Verde Processing Center (ICE) - GEO letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How To Send Greeting Cards and Postcards:

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How To Send magazines and Books:

Send magazines to Mesa Verde Processing Center (ICE) - GEO at 425 Golden State Ave, Bakersfield, CA

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $8.95, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money.

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

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.

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