Folsom

Folsom is a city in the heart of Northern California and in the northeastern portion of the 916 area code. The city is world-famous for being the home of Folsom State Prison. The prison was the first prison in the United States to have electricity, the location of two Johnny Cash concerts, and the subject of the song “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash. Folsom is also home to the California State Prison Sacramento. Due to the presence to two large state prisons, there are a number of criminal appellate lawyers and parole attorneys who live and work in Folsom as the location makes it easier for them to have regular access to their clients.

Folsom has a population of 72,203 people. Almost three quarters of the residents live in family units, meaning that the community in Folsom is family-based. Manufacturing and prison security are Folsom’s biggest industries. The city’s largest employers are Intel, California State Prison Sacramento, Folsom State Prison, and Verizon.

Rowers from all over the 916 area code often compete in crew races on Lake Natoma. Lawyers and other professionals who are avid cyclists love biking on Folsom’s 32 miles of bike trails. Patrons of the performing arts who live in the 916 area code enjoy attending the performances of Ballet Folsom and the Folsom Symphony. Attorneys interested in the history of the California penal system and Folsom State Prison in particular find the Folsom Prison Museum fascinating. History buffs from all over the 916 area code love strolling along the Sutter Street Historic District, which is the home of the "Night of a Thousand Pumpkins" annual carved pumpkin event and the annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair. Attorneys who have kids regularly take their children to the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, an animal sanctuary dedicated to teaching the public about appropriate behavior towards all animals.