Correctional Institution Taft | CI Taft Facility Address & Contact Information

Correctional Institution Taft
1500 Cadet Road
Taft, CA 93268

Phone: 661-763-2510

Fax: 661-765-3034


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Inmate Correspondence Address

For CI Taft

Inmate Name and Registration Number
CI Taft
Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 7001
Taft, CA 93268

For Satellite Prison Camp

Inmate Name and Registration Number
CI Taft
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 7001
Taft, CA 93268

NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to federal inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.

Sex: Male

Security Level: Main: Low; Camp: Minimum

Location: CI Taft is located in Eastern California, 47 miles west of Bakersfield.

BOP Region: Western Region (WXR)

BOP Institution Code: TAF for CI Taft

Medical Care Level: Unknown. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.

Judicial District: Eastern District of California

Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): 2,101

Background: CI Taft was opened in 1997. It is a private prison that is owned and operated by the Management & Training Corporation. It houses male inmates at low and minimum security levels.

Housing: Inmates are housed in dormitories which are divided into cubicles.

Health Services: Health Services at CI Taft include routine medical, dental, and mental health services to all inmates. This includes diagnostic physical and medical exams and dental evaluations. Inmates must submit a sick call form in order to receive routine care. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services: Mental health services including telepsychiatry among other services are available at CI Taft. Inmates can participate in various treatment groups including Choice and Change, Victim Impact, anger management, Thinking for Good, and many others. Specialized group therapy and counseling are also offered.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): CI Taft does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). However the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are available. Foundations for a drug-free world and additional substance abuse programs are available.

Education Services: CI Taft provides GED, English-as-a-second-Language (ESL) Programs, and Adult Basic Education (ABE). Parenting, computer, and truck driving courses are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: CI Taft offers a variety of programs for a sample of what is available please visit:

Vocational Training: CI Taft offers vocational training in Culinary Arts.

Apprenticeship: CI Taft does not offer any apprenticeship programs

Library Services: CI Dalby offers both leisure and law libraries to inmates. In the leisure library, inmates can check out fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines. In the law library, inmates can conduct legal research.

UNICOR: CI Taft does not house a UNICOR facility.

Commissary: Inmates at CI Taft have access to a commissary where they can shop once a week on their designated shopping day. A wide variety of items can be purchased, such as food, snacks, drinks, clothing, and limited electronics. A monthly spending limit of $360.00 is imposed.

Recreation Services: Indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities are available at CI Taft. Indoor leisure activities include hobby crafts, leather crafting, and other art and craft projects. Outdoor activities include a variety of individual exercises and group sporting activities.

Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.

Directions to Prison:

A Google Maps image of CI Taft federal prison in California

For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about CI Taft, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.