Address and Directions: USP Atwater is located at 1 Federal Way, Atwater, CA 95301. The telephone number is (209)386-4621.
From the North, visitors will exit Highway 99 at Buhach and turn left. Continuing on Buhach visitors will turn right on Santa Fe. Proceed on Santa Fe to Fox Rd and turn left. Continue to Federal Way and turn left.
From the South, visitors will exit Highway 99 at “R” Street and turn right. Proceed on “R” St. to Santa Fe and turn left. Follow Santa Fe to Fox Rd. and turn right. Continue on Fox Rd to Federal Way and turn left.
Local Transportation: Taxi in the Merced area: (209)722-8294.
Bus service from Greyhound Lines: (800)231-2222.
Train service AMTRAK: (800)872-7245
Days and Hours of Visitation: Arrival at the
institution parking lot prior to 8:15 a.m. is
prohibited. USP Visiting hours are 8:30 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sundays, and Federal
Holidays. The processing of visitors will begin at
8:15 a.m. The visiting room is normally closed
Monday through Thursday. No visitors will be
processed after 2:00 p.m. SHU inmate visiting hours
are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. SHU inmate visitors
will not be processed after 1:30 p.m. SPC visiting
hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday,
Sunday, and Federal Holidays. The processing of
visitors will begin at 8:15 a.m. No visitors will be
processed after 2:00 p.m.
VISITOR ATTIRE: Visitors will be expected to wear
clothing which is within the bounds of good taste.
Visitors will not be allowed to wear low-cut or
see-through clothing, tube tops, tank tops, backless
clothing, camouflage, khaki, orange, or green-colored
clothing. Dresses with slits above the bend of the knee
are not authorized. Dresses and skirts will not be
allowed if the hemline is above the bend of the knee.
Any other apparel of a suggestive or revealing nature
(i.e., skin tight clothing, mini skirts, short culottes
or sleeveless clothing, etc) is not authorized. Female
visitors will be required to wear all appropriate
undergarments. The IDO or Operations Lieutenant will be
consulted prior to denying a visitor entry because of