Detention Ministry

The mission of the detention ministry of the Diocese of Sacramento is to provide a Catholic presence and ministry to men, women and children incarcerated in county jails, state prisons, and youth detention facilities located within our Diocese.

The ministry includes individual visitation, Catholic communion services, Bible study, celebration of Mass and provision of Sacraments, prayer study groups, sacramental preparation, RCIA, and the sharing of Catholic educational material.

Detention Ministry County Captains

Solano County: 
Ana and Brian Dineen 

Yolo County
Youth Detention Facility
Sylvina Frausto 

Adult Jail
Carolyn Tagupa 

Sacramento County: 
Youth Detention Facility
Alumita Joseph

Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center (RCCC)
Irma Michel 

Main Jail
Deacon Bob Link, Senior Chaplain
916- 434-9615

Placer County:
Auburn Jail
Lyn Mazur

Roseville Jail
Steve Riehl 

Nevada County: 
County Jail
Mark Frederick 

Tehama County:
Fr. Chuck Kelly 

Shasta County: 
Paul Meidus 



Detention Ministry Chaplains

California Correctional Center: Vacant
Physical Address: 711-045 Center Road
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 790
Susanville, CA 96127
Phone: 530-251-2181

California State Prison, Sacramento: Dcn. William Goeke
Physical Address: 100 Prison Road
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 290001
Represa, CA 95671
Phone: 916-985-8610

California State Prison, Solano: Rev. Danny Touma
Physical Address: 2100 Peabody Road
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4000
Vacaville, CA 95696
Phone: 707-451-0182

California Medical Facility: Rev. Pius Amah
Physical/Mailing Address: 1600 California Drive
Vacaville, CA 95696
Phone: 707-448-6841

Folsom State Prison: Rev. Humberto Gomez
Physical Address: 800 Prison Road
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 910
Represa, CA 95671
Phone: 916-985-2561

High Desert State Prison, Susanville: Joseph McLachlan
Physical Address: 475-750 Rice Canyon Road
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 750
Susanville, CA 96127
Phone: 702-879-6789

Mule Creek State Prison, Ione: Rev. Diogo Baptista
Physical Address: 4001 Highway 104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 409099
Ione, CA 95640
Phone: 209-274-4911


For the entire list of Catholic Chaplains for the state of California, click here.