Correctional facility is a term used by Process Servers in California that refers to a jail, prison, or other place of incarceration by government officials. They serve to confine and rehabilitate inmates in California as they do in all other states.

Do Process Servers say there is a difference between a correctional facility and a prison in California?

Actually, in California, correctional facilities and prisons are basically the same. Correctional facilities usually include prisons and jails while prisons are considered a subpart of the correctional system. Whether an inmate is incarcerated in a California corrections institution or a prison, they are subject to service of process, continuing their involvement within the justice court system. It must be noted, Private Process Servers in California who are tasked to serve process upon an inmate are delivering legal documents concerning civil matters only.

Correctional Institutions and Prisons in California are similar to most facilities in all states throughout the United States. State Prisons and Facilities in California are part of a larger criminal justice system which includes police, prosecution and the courts.

Inmates / defendants / respondents incarcerated in a California correction facilities are subject to the practices of the institution's rules and regulations. Process Servers who are tasked with the job of serving inmates in a California facility with service of process can only perform their duties and services with the guidance and approval of the facility managers and in many situations, the approval of the warden.

Estimates and data reveal that there are more than 1,400,000 inmates within the entire United States state prison system

State prisons in California are generally classified as minimum, medium and high security. There are approximately 1700 state prisons in the United States. Inmates in a correction facility in California regardless of classification are subject to private Process Servers performing service of process and are no different than any other person incarcerated in California.

Federal correctional Institutions located in California are the homes for inmates who have been convicted of a wide range of charges. Estimates and records indicate all federal prisons house over 220,000 inmates.

Many people familiar with the federal corrections system in California refer to federal prisons as a penitentiary. Penitentiary is synonymous with prison and/or jail, these names actually mean the same. The number of sentenced inmates entering federal prisons facilities in California each day is far less than the number of people who are delivered to its jails.

Private Process Servers throughout California deliver legal documents and civil lawsuits to incarcerated inmates. Actually, federal prisons grant Process Servers access to inmates by appointment only and are easier to coordinate service of process services than California state run prisons.

Desert View M.C.C.F

Address: PO Box 4000

City: Adelanto

County: San Bernardino

State: California

Zip Code: 92301

Avenal State Prison (ASP)

Address: P.O. Box 9

City: Avenal

County: Kings

State: California

Zip Code: 93204

Ironwood State Prison (ISP)

Address: P.O. Box 2199

City: Blythe

County: Riverside

State: California

Zip Code: 92226

Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP)

Address: P.O. Box 2349

City: Blythe

County: Riverside

State: California

Zip Code: 92226

Calipatria State Prison (CAL)

Address: P.O. Box 5007

City: Calipatria

County: Imperial

State: California

Zip Code: 92233

California Institution for Men (CIM) Reception Center Central

Address: P.O. Box 441

City: Chino

County: San Bernardino

State: California

Zip Code: 91708

California Institution for Men (CIM) Reception Center Central Minimum Support Facility

Address: P.O. Box 600

City: Chino

County: San Bernardino

State: California

Zip Code: 91708

California Institution for Men (CIM) Reception Center East

Address: P.O. Box 500

City: Chino

County: San Bernardino

State: California

Zip Code: 91708

California Institution for Men Reception Center West

Address: P.O. Box 368

City: Chino

County: San Bernardino

State: California

Zip Code: 91708

Central California Women's Facility (CCWF)

Address: P. O. Box 1508

City: Chowchilla

County: Madera

State: California

Zip Code: 93610

Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW)

Address: P.O. Box 92

City: Chowchilla

County: Madera

State: California

Zip Code: 93610

Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) Facility C

Address: P.O. Box 8503

City: Coalinga

County: Fresno

State: California

Zip Code: 93210

Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) Facility D

Address: P.O. Box 8504

City: Coalinga

County: Fresno

State: California

Zip Code: 93210

Coalinga S.H.

Address: P.O. Box 5003

City: Coalinga

County: Fresno

State: California

Zip Code: 95205

Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) Facility A

Address: P.O. Box 8501

City: Coalinga

County: Fresno

State: California

Zip Code: 93210

Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVS) Facility B

Address: P.O. Box 8502

City: Coalinga

County: Fresno

State: California

Zip Code: 93210

California State Prison Coalinga (COA)

Address: Box 8501

City: Coalinga

County: Fresno

State: California

Zip Code: 93210

CSATF

Address: P.O. Box 5242

City: Corcoran

County: Kings

State: California

Zip Code: 93212

California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF)

Address: P.O. Box 5242

City: Corcoran

County: Kings

State: California

Zip Code: 93212

Corcoran State Prison (CSPC)

Address: P.O. Box 3466

City: Corcoran

County: Kings

State: California

Zip Code: 93212

Corcoran State Prison (CSP)

Address: P.O. Box 3471

City: Corcoran

County: Kings

State: California

Zip Code: 93212

California Institution for Women (CIW)

Address: 16756 Chino-Corona Road

City: Corona

County: Riverside

State: California

Zip Code: 92880

Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP)

Address: P.O. Box 7500

City: Crescent City

County: Del Norte

State: California

Zip Code: 95531

North Kern State Prison (NKSP)

Address: P.O. Box 4999

City: Delano

County: Kern

State: California

Zip Code: 93216

Kern Valley State Prison

Address: P.O.Box 5103

City: Delano

County: Kern

State: California

Zip Code: 93216

Centinela State Prison (CEN) E Yard

Address: P.O. Box 1011

City: Imperial

County: Imperial

State: California

Zip Code: 92251

Centinela State Prison (CEN) B Yard

Address: P.O. Box 911

City: Imperial

County: Imperial

State: California

Zip Code: 92251

Centinela State Prison (CEN) C Yard

Address: P.O. Box 921

City: Imperial

County: Imperial

State: California

Zip Code: 92251

Centinela State Prison (CEN) D Yard

Address: P.O. Box 931

City: Imperial

County: Imperial

State: California

Zip Code: 92251

California Detention Center (CDC)

Address: P.O. Box 1011

City: Imperial

County: Imperial

State: California

Zip Code: 92251

Centinela State Prison (CEN) A Yard

Address: P.O. Box 901

City: Imperial

County: Imperial

State: California

Zip Code: 92251

Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP)

Address: P.O. Box 409000

City: Ione

County: Amador

State: California

Zip Code: 95640

Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) Calaveras Unit

Address: P.O. Box 617

City: Jamestown

County: Tuolumne

State: California

Zip Code: 95327

Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) Mariposa Unit

Address: Box 617

City: Jamestown

County: Tuolumne

State: California

Zip Code: 95327

Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) Tuolumne Unit

Address: P.O. Box 500

City: Jamestown

County: Tuolumne

State: California

Zip Code: 95327

Sierra Conservation Center

Address: 5050 O'Byrnes Ferry Road

City: Jamestown

County: Tuolumne

State: California

Zip Code: 95327

F.C.I. Jessup

Address: 2600 Highway 301- South

City: Jessup

County:

State: California

Zip Code: 31599

California State Prison LA County (LAC)

Address: P.O. Box 4490

City: Lancaster

County: Los Angeles

State: California

Zip Code: 93539

CSPLAC

Address: P.O. Box 4610

City: Lancaster

County: Los Angeles

State: California

Zip Code: 93539

Lancaster State Prison

Address: 44750 60th St. West

City: Lancaster

County: Los Angeles

State: California

Zip Code: 93536

C.S.P. Los Angeles County

Address: PO Box 4670

City: Lancaster

County: Los Angeles

State: California

Zip Code: 93539

Intensive Confinement Center (ICC)

Address: 4000 Victory Rd.

City: Lompoc

County: Santa Barbara

State: California

Zip Code: 93436

Lompoc Camp

Address: 3705 Farm Road

City: Lompoc

County: Santa Barbara

State: California

Zip Code: 93436

California Rehabilitation Center (CRC)

Address: P.O. Box 3535

City: Norco

County: Riverside

State: California

Zip Code: 92860

Butt County

Address: 35 County Center Rd

City: Oroville

County: Butte

State: California

Zip Code: 95965

California State Prison New Folsom

Address: P.O. Box 29

City: Represa

County: Sacramento

State: California

Zip Code: 95671

Folsom State Prison (FSP)

Address: P.O. Box 715071

City: Represa

County: Sacramento

State: California

Zip Code: 95671

California State Prison Sacramento (SAC)

Address: P.O. Box 290002

City: Represa

County: Sacramento

State: California

Zip Code: 95671

New Folsom

Address: P.O. Box 290066

City: Represa

County: Sacramento

State: California

Zip Code: 95671

R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility Rock Mountain (RJD)

Address: P.O. Box 799004

City: San Diego

County: San Diego

State: California

Zip Code: 92179

R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility(RJDCF)

Address: PO Box 799003

City: San Diego

County: San Diego

State: California

Zip Code: 92179

California Men's Colony East

Address: P.O. Box 8101

City: San Luis Obispo

County: San Luis Obispo

State: California

Zip Code: 93409

CMC East Facility

Address: P.O. Box 8101

City: San Luis Obispo

County: San Luis Obispo

State: California

Zip Code: 93409

California Men's Colony (CMC) West

Address: P.O. Box 8103

City: San Luis Obispo

County: San Luis Obispo

State: California

Zip Code: 93409

FCI Terminal Island

Address: P.O. Box 3007

City: San Pedro

County: Los Angeles

State: California

Zip Code: 90731

Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP)

Address: P.O. Box 1050

City: Soledad

County: Monterey

State: California

Zip Code: 93960

Correctional Training Facility (CTF) Central Facility

Address: P.O. Box 689

City: Soledad

County: Monterey

State: California

Zip Code: 93960

Correctional Training Facility (CTF) North Facility

Address: P.O. Box 705

City: Soledad

County: Monterey

State: California

Zip Code: 93960

CTF CENTRAL

Address: P.O. Box 689/ GW-209U

City: Soledad

County: Monterey

State: California

Zip Code: 93960

Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP

Address: P.O. Box 1040

City: Soledad

County: Monterey

State: California

Zip Code: 93960

Correctional Training Facility (CTF) South Facility

Address: P.O. Box 690

City: Soledad

County: Monterey

State: California

Zip Code: 93960

Northern California Women's Facility (NCWF)

Address: P.O. Box 213006

City: Stockton

County: San Joaquin

State: California

Zip Code: 95213

California Correctional Center (CCC)

Address: P.O. Box 2500

City: Susanville

County: Lassen

State: California

Zip Code: 96127

High Desert State Prison (HDSP)

Address: P.O. Box 3030

City: Susanville

County: Lassen

State: California

Zip Code: 96127

California Correctional Institution (CCI)

Address: P.O Box 1902

City: Tehachapi

County: Kern

State: California

Zip Code: 93581

California Correctional Institute (CCI)

Address: P.O. Box 608

City: Tehachapi

County: Kern

State: California

Zip Code: 93581

Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI)

Address: P.O. Box 600

City: Tracy

County: San Joaquin

State: California

Zip Code: 95378

California State Prison Solano (SOL)

Address: P.O. Box 4000

City: Vacaville

County: Solano

State: California

Zip Code: 95696

C.S.P. Solano

Address: PO Box 4000

City: Vacaville

County: Solano

State: California

Zip Code: 95696

California Medical Facility (CMF)

Address: P.O. Box 2000

City: Vacaville

County: Solano

State: California

Zip Code: 95696

Wasco State Prison (WSP)

Address: P.O. Box 8800

City: Wasco

County: Kern

State: California

Zip Code: 93280

Wasco Prison

Address: P.O. Box 4400

City: Wasco

County: Kern

State: California

Zip Code: 93280

USP Victorville

Address: 13777 Air Expressway Blvd

City: Victorville

County: San Bernardino

State: California

Zip Code: 92394

FCI Victorville II Camp

Address: 13777 Air Expressway Blvd

City: Victorville

County: San Bernardino

State: California

Zip Code: 92394

FCI Victorville I

Address: 13777 Air Expressway Blvd

City: Victorville

County: San Bernardino

State: California

Zip Code: 92394

CI Taft

Address: 1500 Cadet Road

City: Taft

County: Kern

State: California

Zip Code: 93268

MCC San Diego

Address: 808 Union Street

City: San Diego

County: San Diego

State: California

Zip Code: 92101

RRM Sacramento

Address: 501 I Street, Suite 9-400

City: Sacramento

County: Sacramento

State: California

Zip Code: 95814

FCI Mendota

Address: 33500 West California Avenue

City: Mendota

County: Fresno

State: California

Zip Code: 93640

MDC Los Angeles

Address: 535 N Alameda Street

City: Los Angeles

County: Los Angeles

State: California

Zip Code: 90012

RRM Long Beach

Address: 1299 Seaside Avenue

City: San Pedro

County: Los Angeles

State: California

Zip Code: 90731

USP Lompoc

Address: 3901 Klein Blvd

City: Lompoc

County: Santa Barbara

State: California

Zip Code: 93436

USP Lompoc Camp

Address: 3901 Klein Blvd

City: Lompoc

County: Santa Barbara

State: California

Zip Code: 93436

FCI Lompoc

Address: 3600 Guard Road

City: Lompoc

County: Santa Barbara

State: California

Zip Code: 93436

FCI Herlong

Address: 741-925 Access Road A-25

City: Herlong

County: Lassen

State: California

Zip Code: 96113

USP Atwater

Address: 1 Federal Way

City: Atwater

County: Merced

State: California

Zip Code: 95301

FCI Dublin

Address: 5701 8th St - Camp Parks

City: Dublin

County: Alameda

State: California

Zip Code: 94568