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Folsom State Prison

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Folsom State Prison is situated in Represa, California. The facility is one of the oldest correctional prisons in California. 

The Folsom State Prison opened their doors back in the 1880s. The facility was one of the first maximum-security prisons. As of current, the state prison is home to both minimum and medium security prisoners. 

It was not until very recently that Folsom was only an exclusive male-only facility. The Folsom State Prison now has another facility separate from their main facility that is home to women inmates. 

Folsom Prison was a part of one of Johnny Cash songs titled “Folsom Prison Blues.” Folsom Prison was home to many famous inmates including Charles Manson, Rick James, and Suge Knight. 

The prison is also where most California License plates are made. The prison even was a filming ground for many movies. The Folsom State Prison was the first prison to have electricity too. 

Folsom State Prison - General Information

Facility Name: Folsom State Prison
Facility Type: State Prison
Address: 300 Prison Road, Represa, CA, 95671
Phone: 916-985-2561
Capacity: 4427
Facility Type: Adult
Date Established: 1880
City: Represa
Postal Code: 95671
State: California
County: Sacramento County
Official Website:

Finding an inmate at the Folsom State Prison is easier than ever now. With technology so advanced, you do not need to make multiple phone calls, be put on hold for a lengthy period, and get disconnected. 

Folsom State Prison is operated and managed by the California Department of Corrections. The California Department of Corrections is responsible for maintaining and keeping an up-to-date inmate database. This database is available to the public. You can view this database on the California Department of Corrections website.

The website can be searched using the following information: 

•    Inmate Number
•    First Name
•    Middle Name
•    Last Name

You will have to either fill in the inmate number or the last name fields. The first and middle name are optional. 

Once you search, you will come up with a list of all inmates that fit your search parameter. You will find the inmates name, age, inmate number, admission date, and what prison they are located in. You will not see what they were convicted of. 

Keep in mind, this database is not just for the Folsom State Prison. All prisons that the California Department of Corrections is responsible for will be listed in this database.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates can receive written correspondence while in the Folsom State Prison. However, there are certain rules you will need to follow when sending a letter to an inmate. Inmates can receive the following items with their letter: 

•    Photos
•    Blank Greeting Cards
•    Calendars
•    Maximum of 40 Postage Embossed Envelopes
•    Envelopes
•    Writing Paper
•    Legal Paper
•    Typing Paper
•    Children’s Artwork (drawings only)
•    Maximum of 40 Stamps

Inmates can receive quarterly care packages. However, the care packages cannot come from home. They will have to come from one of the places on the approved vendor list. The approved vendor list can be found on the California Department of Corrections. 

Inmates can also receive books, magazines, and newspapers. These items will need to be mailed directly to the prison from the publisher. All incoming books will be required to be paperback. Hardcover books are not permitted. Sites like Amazon can help you send books from the publisher to the prison. 

The mailing address for the Folsom State Prison is the following: 

Inmate Name, ID
Folsom State Prison
P.O. Box 715071
Represa, CA 95671

Sending Money

Inmates will need money for phone calls. Inmates will need money to spend at the commissary. Inmates will also need money to pay back their restitution.

Having money while in the Folsom State Prison is pretty much vital. Inmate’s family and friends can fund an inmate’s account three different ways.


There is no fee to use the LockBox service. This method provides a shorter holding time for those individuals that rather use a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order.

Electronic Fund Transfer

This option is the fastest option out of the three. The electronic fund transfer is a paid service; however, funds will be posted in the inmate’s account between 1 to 3 days.

Mail to Jail

You can mail the money order or check directly to the jail at the following address:

Folsom State Prison
300 Prison Road
Represa, CA 95671

There is not a fee to use this service. However, out of the three options, this is the slowest. Once the prison gets your check or money order, it will be subjected to a 30-day hold.

Keep in mind that you will need to have your name and address along with the inmate’s name and inmate number on all checks and money orders. Fail to do so will result in the item being mailed back to sender.

When choosing one of the three options above, keep in mind that inmates will not be able to use the commissary or phones, if they do not have funds in their account. The option you choose from above will be however long they will need to wait before being able to purchase any other items or make phone calls home.

Phone calls

Folsom State Prison contracts with the Globeltel for their phone needs. Inmates are not allowed to receive incoming calls. However, inmates can make phone calls to their family and friends. Inmate’s will need to have money in order to use the phone. 

Phone calls are limited to 15 minutes per call to ensure that everyone can have the chance to use the telephone. 

All calls are monitored. If an inmate’s call turns into an offensive call as in planning a riot, escape, or the like the call will end and the inmate will be punished accordingly.

Inmates are not allowed to have three-way calling. If three-way calling is found, the call will end immediately. 

Keep in mind that there are only certain times of the day an inmate can phone their family and friends. 


Before you can visit inmates, you will need to fill out a visitor’s application. This process for it to be declined or approved will take about 4 weeks. Once your application is approved, you will be able to visit inmates on during their visitation hours. 

You can make an appointment to visit an inmate using the VPASS website. All appointment is listed on the site. You can select an appointment time that suits you. 

Keep in mind that the Folsom State Prison visiting has rules you will need to follow. You will have to dress appropriately. You cannot wear the following items:

•    Offensive Clothing
•    See-through Clothing
•    Mini-skirts
•    Tank Tops
•    Revealing Clothing

If you come to the Folsom State Prison wearing any of these items, you will be denied visitation. 

You cannot visit an inmate if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol either. Keep in mind that visitation can be denied for any reason. 

You will always want to check the VPASS website to ensure that visitation is still being held on the day you selected. The prison can stop visitation for any reason. Typically, visitation is canceled due to security concerns. 

The visitation address is: 

Folsom State Prison
300 Prison Road
Represa, CA 95671

Visiting hours are on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 8am to 2:30pm. Visitors who arrive at the prison after 1:30pm will be declined visitation that day. 

Inmates can receive visitors on the following holidays:

•    New Year’s Day
•    4th of July
•    Thanksgiving 
•    Christmas

Visiting Hours

Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

The visiting starts in first in, first out type of fashion. No new visitors will be allowed in 45 minutes before the end of the visit day. 45 minutes before the end of the visit day officers start escorting those who were first in out of the visitor room.

How Often Can I Visit?

You can visit as often as there are appointments in Folsom State Prison. They upload new appoints for the Folsom State Prison on Sundays at 8pm.


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