CDCR-Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 28, 2024
19025 Wiley's Well Rd, Blythe, CA 92225
Mailing Address
PO Box 2349, Blythe, CA 92226

CVSP is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of CDCR-Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP)

You can support your loved ones at CVSP on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 760-922-5300.

Located at 19025 Wiley's Well Rd in Blythe, CA, CVSP carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. CVSP offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on CDCR-Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

CVSP occupies approximately 125 acres within the State of California's 1735-acre property. The groundbreaking for CVSP took place in March 1987, with activation occurring on December 5, 1988. Ironwood State Prison (ISP) is situated adjacent to CVSP and shares a portion of the 1735-acre property.

CVSP's design capacity is 1738, consisting of four Level II Non-Designated Programming Facility Yards and one Level I Non-Designated Programming Facility Yard. The facility maintains various operational units, including a firehouse, water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, vehicle maintenance garage, and a recycling and salvage program (RASP) for CVSP and ISP. Additionally, CVSP provides laundry services through the Prison Industry Authority (PIA) for both facilities.

The firehouse at CVSP is staffed by one fire chief, five fire captains, and ten inmate firefighters. This team responds to local mutual aid calls and provides coverage for both CVSP and ISP. Furthermore, fire department personnel offer training and certification programs for inmate firefighters to prepare them for job placement upon parole.

CVSP offers vocational programs in areas such as air conditioning and refrigeration, auto body and fender, auto mechanics, building maintenance, computer literacy, electrical works, electronics, masonry, office services, plumbing, and welding. Academic programs include Adult Basic Education Level 1, GED, literacy programs, computer-assisted instruction labs, college programs, and the Voluntary Education Program (VEP).

Other programs available at CVSP include Victims Awareness, Alternatives to Violence Program, parenting classes, Toastmasters, Veteran’s Group, AA/NA, and services provided by Friends Outside. Additionally, CVSP offers various re-entry services through its Re-entry Hub Services, Substance Abuse Treatment, Anger Management Treatment, Criminal Thinking Treatment, Family Relations, and Transitions to Parole programs.

The Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT) program, implemented by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) on January 21, 2020, offers comprehensive treatment pathways through DRP Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI) programs. These programs include CBI-Intensive Outpatient, CBI-Outpatient, and CBI-Life Skills, each tailored to the participant's medical classification and assigned SOMS code. All participants undergo medical assessment and are referred to the appropriate CBI class based on their needs.

Inmate Locator

CVSP maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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