Press center
Cover GOTB Events


If your news outlet would like to send media to cover the event, please contact the Public Information Officer (PIO) at the prison.  The PIO will assist you with obtaining a gate clearance for entry to the event.  In most cases, gate clearance will need to be established at least 48 hours in advance, or by the date specified by the prison. 

You will be asked to provide legal name, Social Security Number, birth date and driver’s license number.  Please note, you must prepare a list of all equipment with serial numbers, and adhere to the dress code at the prison.  Please do not wear jeans, red, green, brown, or blue clothing. Call the GOTB director for more info at 818-980-#7714.

Here is the list of prisons and the contact information for the Press Information Officers:

Mother’s Day Events:

Central California Women's Facility, CCWF:

 Travis Wright, Lt

 (559) 665-#6002

Valley State Prison VSP:

Gregory Bergersen:

(559) 665-#6100 x 5509

California Institute for Women, CIW:

Felix Figueroa, Lt.:

(909) 597-#1771 x4921

Back Up: Kyri Owens (Ast.)

(909) 597-#1771 x 5375

Father's Day Events:

California Men’s Colony – June 4:

Dean Spears, Lt.:

(805) 547-7948 

Folsom State Prison – June 11:

Paul Baker, Lt:

(916) 985-2561 Ext. 3016

California State Prison – Solano – June 18

Bea Torres, Lt:
 (707) 454-3257  

San Quentin State Prison  – June 18

Sam Robinson, Lt:

(415) 455-5008

Grace Mbadinuju (AA)

 415-454-#1460 ext 5705

Correctional Training Facility – June 18

Darren Chamberlain, Lt.

 (831) 678-5952   

Salinas Valley State Prison – June 18

Michael Nilsson, Lt:

(831) 678-5500 x 5554


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