It can be an intimidating concept to think you or a loved one will be serving time in a California state prison. The attorney most likely has said that he or she cannot know in advance which prison will be the assigned one, so where are the prisons? How big are they? If you know where a loved one is housed, what is the prison known for or famous for? How many prisoners are there at that prison? Click on the following link to learn more about our many states prisons.