Prisoners’ Contact Information

To contact the inmates featured in Shane Bauer’s investigation of California prisons, use the mailing addresses below.


With no phone calls or contact visits, prisoners inside California’s Security Housing Units find some comfort in letters written from the outside. To contact the three prisoners featured in Shane Bauer’s story, use the mailing addresses listed below. Inmate CDCR numbers must be included for delivery.

Dietrich Pennington (H-32632)
Pelican Bay State Prison
PO Box 7500
Crescent City, CA 95532

Vincent Bruce (J-84086)
Pelican Bay State Prison
PO Box 7500
Crescent City, CA 95532

Ricky Gray (C-32622)
Corcoran State Prison 
PO Box 8800
Corcoran, CA 93212-8309

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