Welcome to the

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.  

Update: Novemer 24th

Message from administration Great news in time for Thanksgiving!!!

All Facility are back to Normal Program effective today 11/24/2015 –


Be sure to check the Solano hotline before visiting. 1-800-374-8474 or the latest VPass Alerts!

Update: October 15

There has been a change to the Department Operations Manual concerning ION Scanners. If you are randomly selected and the ION Scanner reads two positive results the visitor searches will be A CLOTHED BODY SEARCH. If no contraband is discovered you will be permitted to have a NON-CONTACT visit if space is available.

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


Please remember to cancel your VPass Appointments if you are not coming! 


Appointment are made 2 weeks in advance. On VPass (Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System)  http://visitorreservations.cdcr.ca.gov/ (http://visitorreservations NULL.cdcr NULL.ca NULL.gov/)  VPASS videos are on CDCR website to help assist you with registration. New Appointments are made available on Sunday Evenings 8:00pm Pacific Standard Time. New appointments will be two weeks ahead of time.


>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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