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Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) is a California State Prison. It was opened in June 1987 and covers 866 acres (350 ha) located in Ione, California. The current population is 4,149 or 126.3 percent of its designed capacity of 3,284.[1] The prison has a staff of 1,242 and an annual operating budget of $157 million.[3]

Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP)
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LocationIone, California
Coordinates38°22′13″N 120°57′12″W / 38.3703°N 120.9532°W / 38.3703; -120.9532Coordinates: 38°22′13″N 120°57′12″W / 38.3703°N 120.9532°W / 38.3703; -120.9532
Population4,149 (126.3%) (as of 22 August 2018[1])
OpenedJune 1987
Managed byCalifornia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
WardenJoe A. Lizarraga [2]


SNY FacilityEdit

Location of Ione in Amador County and Amador County in California

In 2005, MCSP became the only California state prison exclusively for Sensitive Needs Yards (SNY) inmates. SNY inmates are segregated from the general prison population for their own safety. Many are gang dropouts, informants, sex offenders, and former law enforcement officers.[4]

Notable former and current inmatesEdit


  1. ^ a b Offender Information Services Branch (3 January 2013). "Monthly Report of Population" (PDF). California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: 2. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  2. ^ "CDCR - Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP)". Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  3. ^ Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) (2011). "Institution Statistics". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
  4. ^ "Easing the Hard Time - latimes". 2005-09-16. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  5. ^ CNN, Steve Almasy and Brandon Griggs,. "Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83". CNN. Retrieved 2017-12-06.

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