This October post is just a quick IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT for all the Families of the Incarcerated.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has collaborated with Transmetro to provide free bus transportation to all 34 adult prisons in California as part of the department's commitment to enhancing access to visitation for incarcerated people and their loved ones.
TransMETRO is hosting the bus trip under a contract with CDCR. TransMETRO's ride-request system has been updated. To request a bus trip please submit an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org up to three weeks before your visit.
Please include the following information in your email:
• First and last name of any visitor(s) accompanying you on the trip
• First and last name of incarcerated person you are visiting. Please include CDCR number if known
• Name of prison you are visiting. Use CDCR's Inmate Locator to verify the location in which your loved one resides.
• Date of visit
• Region you would like to be picked up from:
o Central: Riverside, Pasadena, Lancaster
o Southern: San Diego, Long Beach, Bakersfield
o Northern: Redding, Chico, Sacramento, Stockton
o Bay Area: Richmond, Oakland, San Leandro, San Jose Seats are reserved on a first-come, first- serve basis.
Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section below for answers to all of your questions regarding riding transMETRO. A week prior to a scheduled trip, confirmed riders will receive an email with important details including pickup and drop-off locations and times.
Potential visitors must also separately make a visiting appointment via the Visitation Scheduling Application (VSA). Directions for utilizing VSA to make a visiting reservation can be found here.
Deputy Chief, Office of External Affairs (OEA)
Office of Public and Employee Communication (OPEC)
CA. Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR)