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.
Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County located along the San Joaquin River in California’s Central Valley. There’s so much to see and do including visiting the Haggin Museum to learn about the local history or Micke Grove Regional Park with their Japanese garden and hiking trails. If you enjoy sports there’s the Stockton Heat, an affiliate of the Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League or the Stockton Ports, minor league affiliate of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. There’s the Stockton Waterfront host to local events and concerts and a fun place to visit during the summer months.
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 Warden at CHCF since August 2016. Prior to his assignment as 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.
Raul Recarey is the CEO at CHCF. Raul is uniquely experienced in managing complex healthcare organizations, as well as health IT-related projects. Prior to moving to California, Raul was appointed by Governor Quinn to head the HIE initiative for the state of Illinois as Executive Director for ILHIE, the state’s Health Information Exchange. He also implemented Missouri’s health network as President and CEO of that state’s Health Information Exchange after having served as chief operating officer and acting executive director of the West Virginia Health Information Network. Prior to that, Raul was vice president of Health Programs at Wells Fargo Insurance Services where he was responsible for developing disease management and population health solutions centered on using advanced analytics. He also founded MedicorpCare, a disease-management consulting firm, dedicated to helping large, self-insured employer groups address rising healthcare costs. Raul’s extensive healthcare background also includes administration of Acute Care Hospital and he has held several executive positions within the Managed Care and PPO industries.
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.