Pelican Bay State Prison Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: July 8, 2022
707-465-1000
5950 Lake Earl Drive, Crescent City, CA, 95531
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In California, there is only one supermax state prison. That prison is known as the Pelican Bay State Prison. The Pelican Bay State Prison is situated on 275 acres of land in Del Norte County, California.

The Pelican Bay State Prison received its name from the shallow bay nearly 2 miles away from the facility. The Pelican Bay State Prison sits in a detached area of Crescent City, just a few miles north of the main urban section, yet south of the border of Oregon.

Pelican Bay State Prison main mission is to house the worst, most violent male inmates that are within the California state prison system. Nearly 40-percent of these inmates have a life sentence and majority of them also have histories of violence within other California state prisons, which in return had them transferred out to the Pelican Bay State Prison.

However, the Pelican Bay State Prison also has a minimum-security facility. These inmates can take part in the firefighter programs along with the prison’s outside maintenance.

In the Pelican Bay State Prison, cell blocks C and D are strictly for Security Housing Units. These cell blocks are designed to have some of the most violent inmates in them. The inmates in these cell blocks are in solitary confinement for 22 and a half hours a day, 7 days a week. Often times these inmates can be here for years or even sometimes decades.

While the supermax population is great in the Pelican Bay State Prison, the facility also comes equipped with two maximum-security units as well. The maximum security units are cell blocks A and B. Cellblock A is a more traditional partly open general population unit that comes equipped with 2-person cells. Cellblock B is a smaller more closed block, that is typically used as a transitional unit for inmates who are coming from the Security Housing Unit into a general population unit.

However, the Pelican Bay State Prison also has a collocated 400-bed unit for minimum security inmates. This unit is nestled outside the perimeter of the facility. This unit will provide general service to the main facility.

The Pelican Bay State Prison opened its doors back in 1989. The Pelican Bay State Prison grounds along with their operations are divided. It’s divided by the fact that the prison is home to Level IV inmates, but these inmates are essentially in the general population environment. The general population environment comes equipped with yards and exercise courts. While the other half of the Pelican Bay State Prison is home to the Security Housing Unit. But overall, the Pelican Bay State Prison is encompassed by an electric fence.

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Pelican Bay State Prison
5950 Lake Earl Drive, Crescent City, CA, 95531

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Jail Name Pelican Bay State Prison
Jail Type State Prison
Authority: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
State California
County Del Norte County
Web Page website
Address 5950 Lake Earl Drive, Crescent City, CA, 95531
City Crescent City
Zip 95531
Phone 707-465-1000

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