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Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility at Rock Mountain

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Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

Richard J. Donovan Correctional facility is located South of San Diego County California.  It houses over 3,600 inmates from medium to maximum security.  Some of the more notorious inmates who served time at this facility were Erik Menendez brothers, who with his brother murdered their millionaire parents during the 1990's, and Sirhan Sirhan who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy.

Inmates incarcerated at this facility can work a number of jobs including the coveted job of the bakery, in which inmates make thousands of loafs of bread that is shipped all over the state to various correctional facility.  Inmates can also work in a shoe factory that manufactures shoes that are worn by inmates.  Other vocational skills inmates can learn are HVAC, welding, machining and more.  Offenders can also get an adult basic education, GED, take classes in coastline college, and participate in the 'Thinking for a change' program which teaches inmates self control and positive decision making.  

Visiting Hours at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility:

If you have submitted a visitors application and it has been approved, you can visit an inmate.  The visiting hours are 8am-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  If you arrive after 1:30pm you will not be admitted to visitation.  Inmates who are only allowed non-contact visits must schedule a visiting appointment online here.

Physical Address:

Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility at Rock Mountain
480 Alta Road
San Diego, CA 92179

Telephone:

(619) 661-6500

Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Facility A
P.O. Box 799001
San Diego, CA 92179-9001

Inmate Name, ID Number
Facility B
P.O. Box 799002
San Diego, CA 92179-9002

Inmate Name, ID Number
Facility C 
P.O. Box 799003
San Diego, CA 92179-9003

Inmate Name, ID Number
Facility D
P.O. Box 799004
San Diego, CA 92179-9004

Inmate Name, ID Number
Facility M
P.O. Box 799005
San Diego, CA 92179-9005 

If you are unsure of the yard/facility your inmate is in address your mail to:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
PO Box 799006
San Diego, CA 92179-9006