Folsom State Prison

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Folsom State Prison

Folsom State Prison

Folsom State Prison is located in Represa California and is one of the oldest correctional facilities in the state.  Originally opened in the 1880's as one of the first maximum security institutions, today the facility houses minimum and medium security inmates.  Until recently, Folsom only housed male offenders, now it has begun housing women in a separate stand alone facility.

People may recognize this prison as the subject of a Johnny Cash song entitled "Folsom Prison Blues".  This facility has also housed some of the most infamous inmates including, Suge Knight, Rick James, and Charles Manson.  This facility is responsible for manufacturing the vast majority of California License plates.  This institution has also been an on site filming location for several movies.  Folsom Prison has a rich history and dates back to the late 1800's, it was also the first correctional facility ever to have electricity.

Visiting Hours at Folsom State Prison:

After you have submitted a visitors application and it has been approved, you may visit an inmate on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-2:30pm.  Visitors who arrive after 1:30pm will not be processed for visitation.  You are also allowed to visit during the same hours on the following holidays:  New Year's day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas day.  California Department of Corrections now allows you to schedule a visiting appointment online.

Physical Address:

Folsom State Prison
300 Prison Road
Represa, CA 95671

Telephone:

(916) 985-2561

Inmate Mailing Address:

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