California State Prison, Corcoran (CSP-COR)

Contact & Visiting Information

Main Phone: (559) 992-8800

Physical Address:

  • 4001 King Avenue, Corcoran, CA 93212

Mailing Addresses:

  • P.O. Box 8800, Corcoran, CA 93212-8309

Visiting Hours:

Saturday, Sunday and Designated Holidays* from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
* New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas

For up to date visiting information please call the visiting hotline at (800) 374-8474
For further information please contact our visiting staff at (559) 992-8800, ext. 5702

Appointment Process: Non-Contact Visits Only:

By Phone:

Visitors may schedule an appointment for non-contact visits with inmates assigned to Administrative Segregation (3A03-3A04-ASU-1), Facility 4A/4B Security Housing Units (SHU) or inmates under modified program status one week in advance by calling (559) 992-9444 on Wednesdays and Fridays between the hours of 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This phone line will only be answered on the aforementioned days and times.

By E-Mail:

Visitors may also make appointments by e-mailing requests to son Monday mornings starting at 6:00 am until 11:00 am and Monday evenings starting at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Any visitation requests that are not received within the aforementioned timeframes will not be considered. Requests will be addressed and considered in the order in which they are received. The appointment request must contain the following information: Inmate’s name, Inmate’s CDC#, date and time of requested visit, Visitor name, Visitors Drivers License/I.D. number and contact telephone number. Requests will only be accepted two weeks in advance. Visitors will be notified by E-Mail confirming their appointment time by 10:00 am on Wednesday morning. Incomplete request will not be issued a confirmation. Only those requests which are successful in acquiring their desired appointment will receive a confirmation e-mail. Request should be in the following format:

  • Inmate Name – CDCR Number
  • Housing if known
  • Date and time of requested visit
  • Visitors name, and identification number
  • Contact phone number

Appointment Process: Contact Visits Only:


VPASS is an on-line program used to schedule appointments for visitor processing (contact visits only). New VPASS appointment times for CSP-COR become available each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. For more information about VPASS go to CDCR Visitation.

Appointments For Out of State Visitors

Visitor(s) whom reside out of the state of California, and more than 250 miles from the institution may schedule a visiting appointment by contacting the Public Information Officer (PIO). Appointments shall be made not less than 30 calendar days from the intended visiting date and the visitor may not have visited within the last six months. Request may be made directly to the PIO and/or by written request. All written request shall be post marked no later than 30 calendar days from the date of the requested visit.

The Inmate Family Council (IFC) is seeking volunteers to serve on the Council. Please contact visiting staff for more information or to request an application.

Visiting Assistance:

A CDCR funded Visitor Center is at the institution operated by a community-based organization under contract to CDCR. The Visitor Center provides visiting assistance to family members and friends including a sheltered place to wait before and after visits, transportation to and from local transit terminals, childcare, clothing appropriate for visits on loan, and information about local resources, visiting rules and regulations.

Statewide Inmate Family Council Message:

Local Inmate Family Councils (IFC’s) are a gathering of family and friends of the incarcerated who meet regularly with Wardens to support visiting since keeping strong family connections with loved ones is a powerful rehabilitative tool. These IFC’s promote visiting by clarifying rules and regulations as well as discussing health, education, vocational training, packages, books, and related issues. For more information on connecting with a local IFC, please visit the Statewide IFC website.

Local Hotel Information:

Corcoran Country Inn – 2111 Whitley Ave – (559)-992-5724
Budget Inn Motel – 1224 Whitley Ave – (559)-992-3171

General Directions:

From Northern California:

Option A

  • Take Freeway 99 south, to the city of Selma, to Hwy 43 south
  • Take Hwy 43 south for approximately 30 miles to Corcoran; exit on Whitley Avenue
  • Drive west on Whitley Avenue to traffic light at Otis Avenue.
  • Turn south on Otis Avenue; drive for approximately 3 miles to CSP-Corcoran

Option B

  • Take Interstate 5 South, to State Route Hwy 198
  • Take SR Hwy 198 east for approximately 35 miles to Hwy 43
  • Take Hwy 43 south for approximately 15 miles to Corcoran; exit on Whitley Avenue
  • Drive west on Whitley Avenue to traffic light at Otis Avenue
  • Turn south on Otis Avenue; drive for approximately 3 miles to CSP-Corcoran

From Southern California:

Option A

  • Take Interstate 5 north to State Route Hwy 45 at Lost Hills
  • Take SR Hwy 46 east to Hwy 43 at Wasco
  • Take Hwy 43 north for approximately 40 miles to Corcoran; exit on Whitley Avenue
  • Drive west on Whitley Avenue to traffic light at Otis Avenue
  • Turn south on Otis Avenue; drive for approx. 3 miles to CSP-Corcoran

Option B

  • Take Interstate 5 north to Freeway 99 at Wheeler Ridge
  • Take Freeway 99 north to State Route 144 at Pixley
  • Take SR 144 west for approximately 10 miles to Hwy 43
  • Take Hwy 43 north for approximately 3 miles to Corcoran; exit on Whitley Avenue
  • Drive west on Whitley Avenue to traffic light at Otis Avenue
  • Turn south on Otis Avenue; drive for approximately 3 miles to CSP-Corcoran

For further information, visit this link to customize your driving directions.

About California State Prison, Corcoran

Aerial of California State Prison, CorcoranAerial photo. Click image for larger view.

The California State Prison, Corcoran (CSP-COR) is committed to ensuring and instilling the public and inmates’ families with the confidence that CSP-Corcoran is committed to providing the best medical, mental health, education, vocational and self help programs for all inmates confined to Corcoran.

CSP-Corcoran not only meets this commitment by providing it’s employees with the proper training, tools and safe working environment, but also by encouraging ideas and collaboration between all departments.

Institution Details

CSP-Corcoran is a complex, multi-mission institution comprised of several facilities.

Historical Notes

CSP-Corcoran is built on what was once Tulare Lake, home of the Tachi Indians.  It was the first California prison with a separate facility built exclusively to house Security Housing Unit inmates.

Warden Davey (A)

About the Warden

David Davey has been warden or acting warden at California State Prison, Corcoran, since 2014.

Warden Davey was chief deputy warden at Kern Valley State Prison from 2012 to 2014 and served in several positions at High Desert State Prison from 1995 to 2012, including correctional administrator, captain, lieutenant and sergeant.

He was a correctional officer at Pelican Bay State Prison from 1990 to 1995, at Folsom State Prison from 1988 to 1990 and at Mule Creek State Prison in 1987.