How to Send Photos to Inmates at California Correctional Institution
Like all prisons, California Correctional Institution (CCI) has rules for sending pictures to inmates. If you violate these rules, your pictures will not be delivered.
Inmate Photos is here to help. We deliver pictures to more than 6,000 local jails, state prisons, and federal prisons around the nation. This is all we do.
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California Correctional Institution
California Correctional Institution is one of California’s oldest prisons, as it opened in 1932. It is famous for being in the movies The Maltese Falcon and Double Indemnity. The prison appeared in other movies and a rockabilly song by Wanda Jackson.
It started life as a women’s prison. Over the years, the mission changed. Today, the facility has units ranging from Level I security, the lowest, to Level IV, sometimes called Supermax. The most violent criminals or those with the most security risk are housed in the Level IV facility. CCI sometimes called “Tehachapi prison” or “Tehachapi,” has five units.
The prison is a short drive west of Tehachapi and about an hour southeast of Bakersfield. The physical address is:
24900 Highway 202 Tehachapi, CA 93561
Sending Mail To California Correctional Institution in 2023
If you are sending mail to CCI, then you cannot send it to the street address. CCI only accepts mail for inmates through the Post Office boxes.
Facility A P.O. Box 1902 Tehachapi, CA 93581
Facility B P.O. Box 1906, Tehachapi, CA 93581
Facility C P.O. Box 1905 Tehachapi, CA 93581
Facility D P.O. Box 608 Tehachapi, CA 93581
Facility E P.O. Box 107 Tehachapi, CA 93581
The address must also have in this order:
Inmate Name and number California Correctional Institution the rest of the address
If you need help finding the inmate number, click here.
Follow the Rules
Inmates at CCI must follow the rules. If you send pictures to someone at the prison, you have to follow the rules too. Inmate Photos has the complete list of rules for CCI. Here are four of them:
No nudity. This includes female and male frontal nudity.
Nothing that can cause security issues. The prison staff defines security. In general, if the picture shows anything that could get the inmate in trouble, it is not allowed.
All mail, including pictures, is inspected by the prison staff before it is delivered to the men.
The warden or his deputies have the right to determine is a picture is allowed or not.
When you use the Inmate Photo picture mailing service, you get the list of rules for CCI or whichever prison you are sending photos to. We send pictures to prisons and jails across the United States. You make sure your picture meets the rules before sending it to us to be printed and mailed.
The California prison system has a limited email system for inmates. The email is run through a private company that charges for every message and each picture you want to send. The cost to send a message is about the same as a first-class postage stamp per page. A page is about 5,000 characters. Each picture costs about two postage stamps, and you can only attach one picture per email.
Inmates do not get the email directly. The prison staff receives the email and opens it to check for contraband or rules violations. If the email is approved, it is printed and delivered at mail call. Pictures are printed black and white on plain paper, even if you send color images.
You can easily send color pictures to your loved ones at CCI. Inmate Photos only sends pictures to people in prison and jail.
This is what we do:
We take the pictures you send us. We print them in full color with premium ink on the best quality paper. We try to get as close to the original size as possible. We put the person’s name and inmate number on the back of each picture.
We divide the pictures into envelopes if the prison limits the number of pictures an inmate may receive at one time. We mail these envelopes a few days apart to make sure the daily limit is not exceeded.