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Solano Inmate Family Council


As a visitor to a California prison, it’s helpful to be informed of rules, regulations and the latest news. As a friend or family member of someone incarcerated in this state, it’s vital to make connections that support you and your loved ones.

The Solano IFC Website is here for you. We provide links, updated information, forms, CDCR Memos, and resources that enable you as a visitor at Solano prison to access the information you need, when you need it.

Please contact any IFC members by email or on-site during visiting hours with any suggestions or comments or questions.

If you wish to visit, you must be an approved visitor. Your inmate must send you form #106, visitor questionnaire, with his signature to fill out and return. Please mail your filled out questionnaire to: Attn Visiting, P.O. Box 4000, Vacaville, CA 95696


This site is not a state-sponsored website. We are a volunteer organization, and are NOT part of the prison staff or administration.       

Be sure to check the Solano hotline before visiting. 1-800-374-8474

Update: May 6th, 2015-

As many of you have found out there were multiple issues that happened at Solano prison these past few days. Unfortunately, the media found out before IFC did.


Administration has confirmed one death and riot and are conducting an ongoing investigation as to those involved and at this point there is minimal information available.


 In addition, there is a bug going around, it has not been confirmed as any certain strain. Some buildings affected have gone on quarantine, and this prevents anyone in that bldg., sick or not…from working, visiting etc.


 Here is what IFC was sent from Warden Arnold’s office.






.(from Warden’s office today, 5/6)  As it stands now Level II has resumed normal program with the exception of building 21 and now building 19 related to a medical modified program.  The earliest building 21 would be allowed to visit would be Sunday.  I don’t believe 19 will be allowed to visit this weekend.  At this time it is anticipated that B yard will have visiting and be back to normal program.  A yard will most likely not have visiting or be returned to normal program. 

 REMEMBER Hats, gloves and scarves are allowed now… Oct. 31-March 31…


New Visiting Appointment Process

 EMAIL APPOINTMENTS have been replaced by VPASS web-based appointment system as of OCTOBER 1st, 2012. It recommended you visit with a VPASS appointment and not as a walk-on visitor, as Solano prison is very crowded on the weekend.

VPASS appointments can be made 2 weeks in advance on Sunday evenings at 8pm. (please be patient, the 2nd week sometimes shows up about 8:02pm)  Please register through CDCR website below to access this appointment system

register an account (set-up) at http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Visitors/index.html (http://www NULL.cdcr NULL.ca NULL.gov/Visitors/index NULL.html) . and watch the video for  step-by-step instructions
(or Google VPASS)


You may STILL make the appointment up to 2 weeks in advance. VPASS videos are on CDCR website to help assist you with registration

>Non-Contact visiting appointments can still to be set up  to 2 wks in advance by email or phone. Limit of 1 hour, 1 day per week, 3 visitors maximum

-email at solanovisiting@cdcr.ca.gov…be sure to put NON-CONTACT APPT REQUEST {and date/time} in the subject line) beginning at 4am Monday morning up to 12 noon the following day (Tues)

-or by phone,  (707) 454-3266 Wednesdays only from 11 Am- 1 PM. 



    CDCR has initiated a 30 day hold on all money orders. Be sure to send in money in advance for any needs inmate may have.
  • Effective April 2, 2011: Adults bringing minors to visiting must present a certified birth certificate EACH TIME THEY VISIT. See the memo by clicking on Memos and then Solano Memos.
  • GTL Customer Service Number: 1 888 415-0377 to set up your pre-pay account (required after Nov 26, 2012) called www.offenderconnect.com
  • UPDATE- Dec. 2013-Walk-ons may arrive on the grounds at 9:00 am. with passes being handed out at gate. Walk on visitors will be processed after 10a.m.between appointments.
  • Please note: you are allowed on prison grounds 30 minutes prior to your appt. time for visiting-Please plan accordingly as some wait may occur at the Entrance as cars arrive and confirm Appts.with Gate Officer. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment time, you will have to be processed as a Walk-On. .
  • Hotline Visiting Number: 1-800-374-8474 prompts 1, 2, 3 to reach info on Solano prison visiting. Always check the hotline for updates on visiting before arriving.
  • Family Visiting Appointments: Mon-Fri 11am-1pm (707) 451-0182 Ext. 5705
  • Non Contact Visiting Appointments are restricted to one per weekend due to limited appt. slots and physical limitations at Solano. Non-Contact appts can be made by email or phone. Click on C.S.P. Solano Memos(Home Page) for further instructions. Appts for Non-Contact (Ad-Seg)can be made telephonically by calling (707) 454-3266 Wednesdays only from 11 Am- 1 PM.or by email solanovisiting@cdcr.ca.gov from Monday 4am up to Tues. 12 noon each week, up to 2 weeks in advance

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