High Desert State Prison, California


High Desert State Prison California

High Desert State Prison

High Desert State Prison is located in Susanville California and houses about 3,660 inmates.  Many of the inmates at High Desert State Prison are of a younger age, and all of the offenders vary in custody levels from minimum to high security offenders (the custody levels are rarely mixed).  This facility is also responsible for running a re-entry program which helps offenders who will soon be released by giving the inmates training, and preparation for being reintegrated with society.  The re-entry program is more important then most people realize, and is often the difference between offenders who turn their lives around and inmates who end up re-incarcerated after their release.

Inmates can participate in a wide range of programs, depending on their custody levels and behavior within the institution.  Inmates must also show a willingness to participate in the programs which include substance abuse treatment, adult basic education and GED, as well as many vocational and work skill related jobs.

Visiting Hours at High Desert State Prison:

Once you have an approved visitors application you may visit on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays (New Year's day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas day) from 8:30am-2:30pm, you must arrive before 1:30pm or you will not be admitted to visitation.  Reception Center inmates may not be eligible to receive visitors, you must check with your inmate first.  Inmates who are only allowed non-contact visits must schedule a visiting appointment online here.

Physical Address:

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


(530) 251-5100

Inmate Mailing Address:

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

Inmate Trust Funds should be mailed to:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Inmate Trust Fund
P.O. Box 270-249
Susanville, CA 96127