Send Pictures to California Health Care Facility in Stockton
The California Health Care Facility (CHCF), Stockton, houses up to 1,722 inmates with various medical conditions. Inmates here can receive photos, but you must follow the rules.
Inmate Photos has the rules and knows the procedure for sending pictures to inmates housed at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton, California.
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About California Health Care Facility
California Health Care Facility is the state’s medical care facility. Inmates housed here have chronic, long-term health issues or severe mental health issues. Inmates of all security levels are treated at this facility.
The facility is on the site of the former Karl Holton Youth Correctional Facility. The facility has more than 54 buildings, with most of them used for inmate care. It has a dialysis wing as well. It can house up to 2,951 inmates.
The California Health Care Facility was built as a response to two lawsuits. The judge found the state was not taking care of ill inmates as required under the 8th Amendment. The 8th prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
California Health Care Facility is on the eastern side of Stockton, a few miles east of Interstate 5, past the airport. The physical address is:
7707 Austin Road Stockton, CA
Note, the prison does not receive inmate mail at the street address. Pictures must be sent to the right Post Office box.
Inmate’s Name and CDCR number P.O. Box 213040 Stockton, CA 95213
The State of California has rules for sending pictures to inmates in any of the state’s facilities. Each state prison can then have additional rules. You must follow these rules, or your pictures and anything else you mail will be sent back or destroyed.
A few of these rules are:
No nudity or sexual content is allowed in any of the photos.
The prison staff will open and inspect all inmate mail. If the idea of a stranger looking at your pictures bothers you, do not send them. Pictures that violate prison rules are not delivered to your loved one.
Pictures that show something that endangers the staff, the inmates or the facility’s security are not allowed.
The warden and his staff can decide if a picture violates the rules.
Approved pictures are delivered during mail call.
Pictures must be mailed to the Post Office and have the Inmate Name and Number at the top of the address line. We have the mailing address.
Inmate Photos’ app will show you a copy of the current rules. You read the rules. You decide if the prison staff will approve your pictures. We check with the prison frequently to make sure the rule list is updated.
Sending Inmates Emails
California has a sort-of email system in place for inmates. The state has contracted with a private company to handle emails. This is how it works:
When you send an email, you have to pay. A letter up to 5,000 characters is about the same as a first-class postage stamp. If you write 6,500 characters, that is two stamps. Each picture is two stamps’ worth of money. You can only send one picture per email.
Just like regular mail, email is opened and inspected by the prison staff. If the letter and pictures are approved, everything is printed on plain paper in black ink. That is delivered to your loved one. Your beautiful, full-color photo is printed on cheap paper in black & white.
Inmate Photos can help you do better.
Sending Premium Full Color Photo Prints
When you send pictures to your loved one with Inmate Photos, they get a premium, full-color image on high-quality paper. The process is simple.
We take your pictures and print them. We put your loved one’s name and number on the back of each picture. This is required in many prisons and is recommended in all other facilities.
We mail the pictures. Pictures usually arrive in a few days. We ask you to wait at least two weeks to see if the pictures were received. If they get lost in the mail, we mail them again at no charge. If you use the wrong address, we re-mail them for free.
Help your loved one stay connected with pictures of family and friends. We make it easy.