All About the California Rehabilitation Center and Contacting Inmates

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The Best Way to Connect With an Inmate at the California Rehabilitation Center

The California Rehabilitation Center (CRC), referred to by many as Norco State Prison, is a medium-security men’s prison located in Norco, California. The original business that opened on this lot was a luxury hotel. It came to be in 1928. By 1941, the building became a hospital. By 1962, the facility was transformed into a narcotics center. As of 1980, it has operated as a housing facility for felons and those with narcotic addictions.

California Rehabilitation Center came under new leadership in 2020 when Warden Glen E. Pratt took over. Pratt has held every title since he began his correctional career in 1995, including the correctional officer, sergeant, lieutenant, correctional captain, associate warden, and chief deputy warden.

Inmates at this facility have access to numerous in-prison programs, from education-based options to behavioral treatment. Vocational options, such as working in automotive, carpentry, plumbing, or other fields, are also available to some.

Reaching out to inmates at this facility can be handled with the help of DoNotPay. The goal is to promptly put you in touch with your loved ones so that a major loss in communication is not experienced.

California Rehabilitation Center Contact Information

The California Rehabilitation Center is operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. By car, the facility is about an hour’s drive east of Los Angeles and half an hour southwest of San Bernardino.

Physical addressCalifornia Rehabilitation Center

5th Street & Western

Norco, CA 92860

Phone number(951) 737-2683
General emailN/A

How to Reach a California Rehabilitation Center Inmate on Your Own

Inmates in the California Rehabilitation Center can receive letter correspondence. On the outside of your envelope, you must include:

Inmate Name, CDRC Number California Rehabilitation Center Dorm & Bed unit, P.O. Box 3535 Norco, CA. 92860

Inmate Funds should be mailed to:

Inmate Name, ID Number

P.O. Box 2000

Norco, CA 92860

Some inmates are also able to receive emails and photographs through JPay. You'll have to enter California as the state where the inmate is located and their inmate ID in order to get started.

Mail Restrictions

You are forbidden from sending contraband (i.e., weapons, phones, drugs). If you send anything that is deemed inappropriate, it will be confiscated. It is possible to send packages, but you will have to do so through one of the approved vendors. The list of approved vendors includes:

You can send 4 packages per year, in the following quarters:

  • Quarter 1 - From January 1 to March 31
  • Quarter 2 - From April 1 to June 30
  • Quarter 3 - From July 1 to September 30
  • Quarter 4 - From October 1 to December 31

Visitation Details

You must register for visitation with the Visitation Scheduling Application online. You can begin to register for a date eight days in advance. The portal typically opens at 7 am and closes three days later by 11:59 pm. Schedule promptly, or you may miss out on a spot for the day you're hoping to book.

It's possible to book either a face-to-face or video visit, as long as the inmate you're trying to see has these privileges. Visitation can be restricted if the inmate has been in trouble or you attempt to break protocols during your visit.

The visitation times and dates vary, but you can see the available options when you book online. They're typically scheduled sometime between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm on weekends and holidays and 12 to 7 pm on Fridays.

Be sure to follow the dress code - no see-through clothing, cut-offs, short shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, etc. - and do not bring anything inside with you except for your photo ID. Personal belongings may be left with an officer during your visit. If you do not follow the rules, you will be turned away and possibly lose your visitation privileges.

Difficulties You May Have When Contacting a Loved One in the California Rehabilitation Center

Visiting an inmate can be difficult if you are not close to Riverside County. It can be incredibly time-consuming to travel long distances, deal with traffic, interact with correctional staff, be expensive, and possibly emotional.

If you want to avoid some costs and simplify getting into contact with your loved one, DoNotPay can assist you. You can easily use the Connect with an Inmate feature if you have the inmate's ID and the prison's name. If you are unsure of the information, we can:

  • Locate inmates through our easy Search Tools
  • Send physical letters to the inmate
  • Receive replies from inmates through our virtual mailbox.

Our services are affordable and secure. They can help you stay in contact with your loved one the easy way.

Easily Locate an Inmate With the Help of DoNotPay

to get help locating an inmate. You'll also be able to send and receive letters through the system.

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.

  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.

  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.

  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!

Locating the inmate first ensures you find their inmate ID or booking number to send letters. Without the name and ID on the envelope, your letter will go undelivered.

Can DoNotPay Help Me With Anything Else?

DoNotPay can help you connect with an inmate at the , find a pen pal to write, and much more. Lots of non-inmate related services are available as well, such as:

DoNotPay provides a wide variety of services to ensure all of your needs are met fast.

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