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California Federal Facilities

California has a couple of different types of federal correctional facilities. First, there are ten federal prisons in California, and then there are three management offices for a total of thirteen federal facilities in the state. Federal prisons in California hold felons who have broken federal laws inside the state of California.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) is the agency in charge of California federal prison inmate records. They have a user-friendly website with an inmate locator feature on it. This way, the general public can conduct a California federal prison inmate search at any time of day or night. This government agency owns and operates all federal prisons throughout the United States.

Management Offices

California has two residential reentry management field offices that act as a liaison between the federal prisons and other law enforcement agencies to assist inmates who are being released soon.

The residential reentry field office in Long Beach has jurisdiction over Central California and Southern California. The Western Regional Office provides administrative support to the FOB and 21,011 Offenders.

Federal Prisons

California also has ten federal prisons spread throughout the state. The list of each is as follows with some details about the population, custody level, and the number of inmates held there:

  • Atwater USP - A high-security U.S. penitentiary with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp housing 1,163 male offenders.
  • Dublin FCI - A low security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp housing 1,251 female inmates.
  • Herlong FCI - A medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp housing 971 male inmates.
  • Lompoc FCC - two units, one low-security with 1,286 male inmates and another that is medium-security with 1,727 male inmates.
  • Los Angeles MDC - An administrative security metropolitan detention center holding 608 male and female inmates.
  • Mendota FCI - A medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp housing 892 male inmates.
  • San Diego MCC - An administrative security metropolitan correctional center holding 995 male and female inmates.
  • Taft CI - private federal prison holding 2.066 inmates.
  • Terminal Island FCI - A low security federal correctional institution holding 1,166 male inmates.
  • Victorville FCC - three units, the first is medium-security holding 1,425 male inmates, the second is a medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp holding 1,320 male and female inmates, and the third is a high-security U.S. penitentiary housing 1,251 male inmates.

Famous Federal Prison Inmates in California

  • Jerry Whitworth- convicted in 1986 of espionage. He was formerly a senior chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy.
  • Bobby Banks- leader of the Crips gang, convicted in 2006 for conspiracy and drug trafficking-scheduled for release in 2054.
  • Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari- convicted in 2012 for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

 

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