Main Phone: (209) 467-2500
Physical Address: 7707 Austin Road, Stockton, CA 95215 (Directions)
Learn about contacting, visiting, and corresponding with inmates and juveniles who are in our institutions.
CHCF provides medical care and mental health treatment to inmates who have the most severe and long term needs. The 1.4 million square foot facility is certified to provide intermediate level care and to complement less acute treatment provided in other prisons operated by the CDCR.
This facility provides both outpatient and inpatient mental health services for patients with a serious mental disorder. The licensed Psychiatric Inpatient Program at this facility is designed to provide more intensive treatment for patients who cannot function adequately or stabilize in an outpatient program.
The 54-building complex is located in South Stockton on the site of the former Karl Holton Youth Correctional Facility. It provides housing and treatment for 2,951 inmate-patients provided by a professional health care staff of 2,500.
Michael Martel, Warden.
Michael Martel has been acting Warden at CHCF since August 2016. Prior to his assignment as acting Warden, he held the position of acting Chief Deputy Warden at CHCF from January 2016 to August 2016. Mr. Martel began his career with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in 1981 as a Correctional Officer at San Quentin State Prison. He has worked in a number of positions and in a number of prisons including California Medical Facility-Vacaville, California State Prison-Sacramento, Deuel Vocational Institution, Folsom State Prison, Mule Creek State Prison and at Department Headquarters.
Local Inmate Family Councils (IFC's) are a gathering of family and friends of the incarcerated who meet regularly with Wardens to support visiting since keeping strong family connections with loved ones is a powerful rehabilitative tool. These IFC's promote visiting by clarifying rules and regulations as well as discussing health, education, vocational training, packages, books, and related issues. For more information on connecting with a local IFC, please visit the Statewide IFC website.