Susanville Prison is also known as the High Desert State Prison and is located in Susanville, Calif, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. It houses inmates with medium-level to high-level security needs.
The prison population at Susanville consists mostly of younger prisoners serving longer sentences or prisoners who have been management challenges in other facilities. The facility offers re-entry activities designed to help inmates transfer back to the civilian population. These programs include academics, pre-employment transition and California identification card programs. Substance abuse treatment, anger management, family relationship and criminal thinking activities are offered as part of the prison's Cognitive Behavior Treatment program. High Desert State Prison opened in 1995 and has the ability to house 3,660 inmates