BACKGROUND: The Golden State Modified Community Correctional Facility (MCCF) is a medium security facility designed to house custody inmates and parole violators for the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR). GEO is one of McFarland's largest employers, second only to the Department of Education. GEO made a commitment to local residents to recruit locally, and over 80% of the facility staff was hired from McFarland and surrounding communities.
SCOPE OF WORK: The Golden State MCCF provides educational, vocational and counseling opportunities; which included drug and alcohol counseling, pre-release instruction, life/social skills development programs, English as a Second Language (ESL), GED instruction, and computer programming; for male inmates meeting the eligibility requirements of an MCCF. In addition to the extensive programing GEO provides medical, dental, and mental health services.
FACILITY DESCRIPTION: The 96,963 sq. ft., one-story masonry building was financed, designed and built by GEO on 20 acres of land. It has a health care unit and rooms for classroom instruction, counseling, and visitation. Educational areas include a computer laboratory, a library, and indoor and outdoor recreational areas. A fully equipped kitchen provides meal service for all inmates and staff. The facility is well furnished and dayrooms and sleeping areas are clean and comfortable. Inmate housing is arranged in dormitory style, with 8 dorms each with 40 single bunks and 20 double bunks. The dormitory style facility has 2 dorms with 86 beds and 6 dorms with 88 beds, and an additional 13 single-bunked cells for inmate segregation. Two cells with single bunks are reserved for medical purposes.
The facility design enables modern correctional techniques such as direct supervision. The building perimeter and control centers utilize state-of-the-art electronic surveillance and detection techniques. Security enhancement measures include a central control room that contains CCTV monitors allowing staff to survey interior as well as perimeter areas. Housing units are designed so that inmates can move about freely under the direction of officers who monitor their activities and movement between areas.
ACCREDITATION: While this facility operates in compliance with American Correctional Association (ACA) Standards, the client has requested that ACA accreditation not be pursued; nor is accreditation required by the client.
Warden or Supervisor:
California Department of
Corrections and Rehabilitation Security Level(s): Medium
Inmate ID #
PO Box 1518
McFarland CA 93250
Fax Number: 661-792-0174
611 Frontage Road
McFarland, CA 93250