Main Phone: (559) 992-7100
Physical Address: 900 Quebec Avenue, Corcoran, CA 93212 (Directions)
Learn about contacting, visiting, and corresponding with inmates and juveniles who are in our institutions.
CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs offers a wide range of programs for inmates. Check to see which programs are offered at this institution.
CDCR provides through a contract with a community-based organization an on-site Case Manager as a family reunification liaison for inmates and family members, to assist with an inmates pre-release preparation; and conduct Parenting and Creative Conflict Resolution classes for inmates. Please call the Institution to contact the Family Reunification Liaison.
The California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility is located in the city of Corcoran, situated in the central San Joaquin Valley, against the back drop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Corcoran is only a two hour drive from the Central Coast and located half way between Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco. With the rich culture, prosperous business community, and thriving agricultural industry, you will find a family oriented environment, ideal for work or leisure.
The primary mission of the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran (SATF/CSP) is to protect the public by ensuring those inmates who are remanded to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) remain in custody, until they are scheduled to be released. CSATF/SP will accomplish this by employing the highest standards of “Correctional Professionalism” in the performance of our duties.
Protect staff by providing the proper equipment and best training that is available in the use of the equipment, and by ensuring staff are informed of Departmental Policy and Procedures, while consistently reinforcing that all behavior must fall within those guidelines.
Protect inmates by ensuring the CSATF/SP properly classify and house them within Departmental guidelines, by holding the inmate population and staff responsible for adhering to Departmental Policies and Procedures, and fairly enforcing all law and regulations.
Provide the inmate population access to the Department’s Disability Placement Program (DPP), Developmental Disabled Program (DDP), medical, dental, and mental health services that meet the applicable standards. Work with medical staff to ensure competent, compassionate, and professional care is provided at all times.
Work with and provide support to the Office of Substance Abuse Programs for the purpose for establishing the best substance abuse treatment programs that are available to the population.
Provide educational, vocational, re-entry and self-help programs that are current by society’s standards that will provide inmates life skills, and work skills that can be used in support of their efforts at reintegration into society.
Encourage public awareness and interactivity through or Citizens’ Advisory Counsel, and facilitating appropriate access by outside agencies, legislators, the media, and public to maintain accountability.
Stuart Sherman has been warden or acting warden at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran, since 2013. He has served in several positions since 2004, including chief deputy administrator and correctional administrator.
He held multiple positions at California State Prison, Corcoran, from 1997 to 2004, including correctional administrator, captain and correctional counselor. Sherman was a correctional counselor at North Kern State Prison from 1993 to 1997 and at the California Correctional Institution from 1991 to 1993.
He was a correctional officer at the California Medical Facility from 1986 to 1991.
Clarence Cryer has been the Chief Executive Officer at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran since 2013. From 2008-2010 he served as the Associate Administrator for Corrections Health Services in the Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Since that time he has served in the same capacity at other correctional facilities in both the public and private sector.
He has earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health and is recognized by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) as an advanced correctional health professional for demonstrated excellence, commitment and contributions to the field of correctional health care and his relative profession.
Mr. Cryer has 25 years of health care experience which began in the United States Army as a medical lab specialist. He has held several public health executive administrative roles including Community Health Services Director for Volusia County, Florida and a gubernatorial appointment to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to direct the state’s tobacco prevention program. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer for the St. Gabriel Health Clinic in St. Gabriel, Louisiana.
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.