High Desert State Prison CA Inmate Search, Mugshots and Prison Information

High Desert State Prison CA

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There are two High Desert State Prisons in the United States. One of them is in Nevada and the other one is in California. 

The one that is being talked about here is the High Desert State Prison which is situated in Susanville, California. The facility is home to over 3,600 inmates. Majority of the inmates housed in the High Desert State Prison are younger than most other prison inmates. 

The High Desert State Prison houses inmates from all security levels, from minimum-security to high-security. While they house inmates from all security levels, the inmates are hardly ever mixed in with one another. Meaning there will not be any minimum-security inmates mixed in with the high-security inmates. 

The High Desert State Prison also runs a re-entry program for inmates. This re-entry program is supposed to help inmates who are finishing up the last little bit of their sentence to transition out into the community. The program will give the inmates all the tools and help them prepare for life outside of prison. The re-entry program is sometimes that extra padding that inmates need to not return to their old criminal ways. 

The High Desert State Prison has many other programs that inmates can take advantage of. They offer educational courses, substance abuse treatment, work assignments, and vocational training. 

High Desert State Prison CA - General Information

Facility Name: High Desert State Prison CA
Facility Type: State Prison
Address: 475-750 Rice Canyon RoadPO Box 750, Susanville, CA, 96127
Phone: 530-251-5100
Capacity: 4792
Facility Type: Adult
Date Established: 1995
City: Susanville
Postal Code: 96127
State: California
County: Lassen County
Official Website: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Facilities_Locator/HDSP.html

Finding an inmate at the High Desert State Prison is easier than ever now. You no longer must call, be placed on hold, or even disconnected. 

The High Desert 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 database of all their inmates. 

The database is available to the public. You can find the database on the California Department of Corrections official website. You can search the database by the following pieces of information: 

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

You will need to either search by the inmate number or the last name. The first and middle name are optional. 

When you complete a search, you will see the inmates name, age, admission date, and what prison they are located in. Keep in mind that the California Department of Corrections database will include inmates from all prisons that they operated. It will not be just for the High Desert State Prison. 

Also, in this database, you will not see what charges they were convicted of or how many years they will be serving.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

When it comes to mailing an inmate, there are many things you will need to keep in mind. Inmates mail will be checked when it arrives to the prison. Any mail that has lipstick stains, cologne stains, or perfume stains will be discarded. Any mail that is offensive in nature or any items not on the approved list will either be discarded or returned to sender. 

In written letters, inmates can receive the following items: 

•    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

Quarterly inmates can receive care packages. However, the care packages cannot be sent directly from home. The California Department of Corrections has a list of approved vendors you can purchase from. All items on the sites of these approved vendors will be allowed into the High Desert State Prison. Keep that in mind. 

Inmates can also receive books, newspapers, and magazines too. These items will need to be delivered directly to the prison from the publisher. All books are required to be paperback. Hardcover books are not permitted. Keep in mind that these items cannot be sent to the prison from your own personal address. If so, these items will be returned. 

The only items that can be sent from home is written letters. As far as packages go, family can send the inmate’s parole clothes and authorized medical equipment.

The mailing address for inmates in the High Desert State Prison is the following: 

Inmate Name, ID Number
High Desert State Prison, California
P.O. Box 3030
Susanville, CA 96127-3030

Sending Money

Inmates will need money to us the commissary. The commissary is also known as the canteen. This is the place where inmates can purchase snacks, food, beverages, clothing, sneakers, entertainment, arts and crafts and a few other odds and ends. If inmates do not have money in their account, they will not be able to use this service. 

Inmates will also need money to make phone calls home too. Inmates can purchase calling cards from the commissary. 

Therefore, it is vital that family and friends fund an inmate’s account every so often. The High Desert State Prison offers the friends and family of inmate’s three different way to deposit money into an inmate’s account.


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:

High Desert State Prison, California
475-750 Rice Canyon Rd.
Susanville, CA 96127

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.

Phone calls

Inmates at the High Desert State Prison cannot receive incoming calls. All calls will have to be initiated by the inmate. They will be able to call you. They can either call you collect, where you the receive will be charged for this service, or they can use the prepaid service, Global Tel*link. If inmates choose to call you collect, you will need to have a landline, mobile phones will not be able to receive the collect call.

Majority of inmates opt in with using the Global Tel*link (GTL). The High Desert State Prison contracts with the Global Tel*link. You will need to create an account. You can visit them on the web at their GTL website, or you can give them at a call at 1-888-415-0377.

Inmates can use the phone. They will be limited to 15-minute phone calls. This ensures that all inmates have a chance to use the phone if they need to. All calls will be monitored and may be recorded. The use of three-way calling is prohibited.


Visitors will need to fill out a visitor application. Once the application is approved, you will be able to visit inmates on the day’s visitation is held. Keep in mind, if you visit on Saturdays and Sundays without an appointment, you will need to get down to the prison before 1:30pm. If you arrive after 1:30pm you will be denied visitation for that day

If the inmate you are visiting is not allowed to have contact visits, you will need to make an appointment using the VPASS website. 

Visiting is held on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 8:30am to 2:30pm. Inmates can also receive visitors on the following holidays: 

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

Visiting Hours

Saturday 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Holiday 8:30 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 High Desert State Prison (HDSP). They upload new appoints for the High Desert State Prison (HDSP) on Sundays at 8pm.


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