Minutes of the IFC meetings, and Interim meetings
(pdf files)

March 20, 2015

Feb. 28, 2015

Jan. 16, 2015

Oct. 17, 2014

Aug. 15, 2014

June 20, 2014


Our Visiting Brochure


Link to MAINLINE VPASS Portal Visitor Reservations - CDCR
(VPASS does not include Condemned or Reception visiting. These programs have not changed.)


CDCR link to
The San Quentin News

The Inmate Family Council is a committee of family and friends representing each visiting area.

Their purpose is:

To establish clear and accurate lines of communication between the institution and inmate families.  
To promote better understanding by the families of inmates of the correctional programming that affects family members.
To promote better understanding by the institution of the effect that correctional programming has on maintaining family relationships.

The Inmate Family Council meets with the Warden and other institutional staff on a regular basis. 

Our IFC at San Quentin has been meeting continuously since 2003, working with numerous Wardens (and Acting Wardens) during this time.

Send us your e-mail address and join our e-mail list. You will receive notification when new IFC minutes are posted and any important updates.

E-mail us regarding vending food in the visiting rooms.

MainlineVisiting@sanquentin-ifc.org (includes H Unit)
E-mail us your comments, suggestions, or questions about the Mainline and H Unit Visiting program.

E-mail us regarding Condemned Visiting, including scheduling.

Here are some helpful links:

NEW Statewide IFC website

Citizen's complaint procedure/form CDC 2142

Valley State Prison Inmate Family Council (Solano), and useful links,.

CSP ~ SAC Inmate Family Council (New Folsom), and useful links.

Calipatria Inmate Family Council

Ironwood Inmate Family Council on Facebook.

Lancaster Inmate Family Council on Facebook.

And, of course, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, San Quentin page.