California State Prison - Centinela (CEN) Information

2302 Brown Road, Imperial, CA, 92251-0731

California State Prison - Centinela (CEN) is a medium security state prison located in city of Imperial, Imperial County, CA. It houses adult male inmates (above 18 years of age) who are convicted for crimes which come under California state law. Most of the inmate’s serving time in this prison are sentenced for the period of over a year and are sentenced for crimes which are serious in nature. The prison is operated and maintained by California Department of Corrections (CDCR)

Below we have given information about the California State Prison - Centinela (CEN) including inmate search, phone number, visitation rules/hours and contact information.

California State Prison - Centinela (CEN) Prison Information

Jail Name :California State Prison - Centinela (CEN)
Jail Type :State Prison
Location:2302 Brown Road, Imperial, CA, 92251-0731
Contact Numbers:760-337-7900
Postal Code:92251-0731
State :California
County:Imperial County
Jail Webpage://

California State Prison - Centinela (CEN) Inmate Search

If you are looking for information of any inmate currently housed at California State Prison - Centinela (CEN), you can visit the the inmate search/roster link here. Alternatively you can call on to enquire about the inmate.

Note: Keep inmate information like Full Name, age, sex, date of birth and inmate ID handy.

If you are still not able to find the whereabouts of the inmate, then you can try searching on California statewide inmate search page.

Sending a Mail/Package

Send the mail or package to the address mentioned below.

Inmate Name, Inmate ID
2302 Brown Road, Imperial, CA, 92251-0731

Make sure the mail and package you are sending come under approved item list. For clarification contact the prison administration at 760-337-7900.

Note: In case of packages, prior approval from prison administration may be required. Contact the prison staff for more information.

Sending Money

Inmates can receive money into their commissary account via check, money order or cashier. Visitors can also deposit money directly into the inmate’s account at jail administrative office.

Note: When sending the money via check or money order, make sure you mention inmate id and full name at the back

Phone calls:

Inmates can call to any person on the approved members list between 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM. The receiver has to bear the cost of the call and the call can be of maximum 30 mins. During rush hours the call time is reduced to 10 mins.

Visitation Rules

If you are visiting someone in California State Prison - Centinela (CEN) make sure you are in approved visitor list. It’s good idea to confirm with the prison authorities before coming for a visit.

Here are the basic visitation rules which one must adhere to:

  • Visitor must not be a prior felon.
  • Must have a valid government ID.
  • For children below 16 years of age, a legal guardian must be accompanied.
Visitation Hours
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Nearby Jail/Prison

There are 5 nearby jails/prisons

California State Prison - Centinela (CEN)

2302 Brown Road, Imperial, CA, 92251-0731 760-337-7900

Holtville Police Detention

585 Fern Avenue, Holtville, CA, 92250 760-356-2991

Imperial Jail

424 South Imperial Avenue, Imperial, CA, 92251 760-355-4327

Joshua Tree Jail

6527 White Feather Road, Joshua Tree, CA, 92252 760-366-5746

Twentynine Palms Jail

6527 Whitefeather Rosd, Joshua Tree, CA, 92252 760-367-9546, 760-366-4175

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