Mule Creek State Prison
Operational since 1987, Mule Creek State Prison is a male-only state prison, used for housing inmates of various classes, from minimum security to prisoners on the death penalty. The Mule Creek State Prison contains a Sensitive Needs Yard for gang dropouts, sex offenders, informants, and former law enforcement officers.
Mule Creek State Prison Contact Information
+1 (209) 274- 4911
Mule Creek State Prison Number of Inmates
As of 2018, the present population of Mule Creek State Prison is 4,149 inmates. However, its maximum capacity is 3,284 inmates. This means that currently, Mule Creek State Prison is overreaching its capacity by over 126%.
Mule Creek State Prison Address
Ione, 4001 Highway 104, CA 95640.
Mule Creek State Prison Mailing Information
General Mailing Address: Mule Creek State Prison, Ione, PO Box 409099, CA 95640
Inmate Mailing Address:
- Yard A: Ione, CA 95640- 9020, PO Box 409020
- Yard B: Ione, CA 95640- 9040, PO Box 409040
- Yard C: Ione, CA 95640- 9060, PO Box 409060
- Minimum Support: Ione, CA 95640- 9000, PO Box 409000
Be sure to add the name and the ID of the inmate on top of the envelope.
Mule Creek State Prison Visitation Hours
In Mule Creek State Prison, visits are conducted on a rotational basis, due to a large number of inmates who are housed on the campus. The visiting days are usually the weekends, that is Saturday and Sunday, and the four calendar holidays, including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The visiting hours vary from one yard to another but usually begin between 7:30 am to 8:00 am, and end between 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm.
+1 209- 274- 4911
Joe A. Lizarraga has been the warden of Mule Creek State Prison since 2013. Previously the chief deputy warden of the Mule Creek State Prison from 2011 to 2013. Lizarraga has held multiple positions in various state prisons, from an officer and correctional sergeant in his early years, to associate warden and correctional captain in his senior years.
The Mule Creek State Prison has a staff of 1,242 people, complete with an operating budget of $157 million annually. This amount of staff is necessary, especially when brought into consideration the high number of inmates and their crimes. The staff mainly consists of correctional officers and security guards.
These programs are designed to help inmates secure a job for themselves after being released, including the following:
- Therapy through drama.
- Training of service dogs to be used in the police force.
- Basic worker jobs and training in clerical level services.
- Training in central services, including plumbing, working as an electrician, repairing auto parts of various vehicles and machinery.
These programs are designed to help an inmate complete a basic level of study, before training them in a particular vocation. These include:Study of Shakespeare
Programming classes and Technical School Education
High School Diploma
General Education Diploma
These are miscellaneous programs, designed to help inmates who need it the most. These include:
- Self Reflection Classes.
- Skill Building Exercises.
- Conflict resolution programs through group and individual participation.
How to Find an Inmate in Mule Creek State Prison?
In order to find the location of an inmate, a person can utilize the online resources provided by the CDCR Inmate Locator. However, there are offline methods to locate a prisoner as well, such as the Identification Unit, which can be reached at (916) 445- 6713. For both these instances, knowledge of the full name and date of birth of the prisoner is essential. In addition, the identification unit will only be able to provide information relating to the current location of the inmate, and their identification number.