Visiting Hours

Every prison has visiting on Saturdays, Sundays, and four holidays during each calendar year (New Year’s Day, July 4th (Independence Day), Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day). Visits vary by institution but usually begin between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Each prison is required to provide a minimum of 12 hours of visitation per week.  To find out the days and visiting hours for the prison you are going to visit, go to VPASS or call the Visitors’ Information Hotline number (800-374-8474) and follow the directions given on the recording to find the prison you wish to visit. Or, visit the CDCR website and click on your prison for more information.