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Centinela State Prison Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: September 26, 2022
Centinela State Prison
2302 Brown Road, Imperial, CA, 92251-0731

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The Centinela State Prison is nestled in Imperial, California. The Centinela State Prison is a minimum and medium-security prison.

The Centinela State Prison is currently designed to house just around 5097 male offenders.

The Centinela State Prison rehabilitates their inmates through their many programs. These programs include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Narcotics Anonymous

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Educational Programs

  • Vocational Programs

  • Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Some education and vocational programs consist of the following:

  • Print Shop

  • Maintenance

  • Metal Plant

  • Laundry

  • Welding

  • Painting

Centinela State Prison — General Information

Centinela State Prison, State Prison.
Adult, Capacity 5097 persons.
2302 Brown Road, Imperial, CA, 92251-0731

Unlike other state facilities, the Centinela State Prison currently does not have their database full of inmates open to the public.

What does this mean for you trying to search for an offender?

Whether you are trying to locate or find more information about an inmate, you will need to contact the Centinela State Prison directly at the number provided. When contacting the Centinela State Prison, you will need to at least have the inmates full name and their date of birth handy.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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Mail is a great way to keep in contact with an offender while they are in the Centinela State Prison.

The offender is permitted to send and receive letters. All letters will be checked for contraband. If you do not follow the strict guidelines that the Centinela State Prison sets forth, your mail will not make it to the inmate it is addressed to and you may lose mail rights.

Sending Money

Just like nearly every other state facility, the Centinela State Prison uses JPay.

JPay is a great service that allows the inmate to receive their money immediately when a family or friend deposits it in their account. This will allow the inmate to use their money right when they get it rather than having to wait days before it is touchable.

Phone calls

You will not be permitted to contact an offender by via telephone nor will you be permitted to leave them a message. You will be required to wait for an offender to contact you via telephone.

Inmates will be permitted to use the phone. Typically, phones will be available during the daytime hours if the Centinela State Prison is not under a lockdown.

Calls will only be permitted to be 15-minutes in length.


Visitors are more than welcome to visit an inmate at the Centinela State Prison during the select days.

However, before you can visit an inmate, you will be required to fill out the California Inmate Visitors Application. This application will need to be filled out, submitted, and approved, prior to you being permitted to come in and visit with an inmate.

Visits will be held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between the hours of 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Visiting Hours

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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