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CDCR - Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 27, 2022
23500 Kasson Rd, Tracy, CA 95378-0004
San Joaquin
Mailing Address
23500 Kasson Rd, Tracey, CA 95304

Deuel Vocational Institution is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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CDCR - Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 209-835-4141

The inmates housed at Deuel Vocational Institution located at 23500 Kasson Rd in Tracy, CA are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Deuel Vocational Institution incarcerates two different types of inmates, long term inmates who are in the general population of the facility, and reception center inmates who are only their for a short period of time. Inmates in the Reception Center will be evaluated and classified. It is during this evaluation that the inmate's criminal records, medical and mental health, and family history are examined, the staff will then identify the needs of the offender, and place them permanently at Deuel Vocational Institution or will place them into one of the other facilities in California.

Inmate Programs

  • PIA: Farm/dairy operation
  • Other: Youth Diversion, Religious, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous

DVI Education Programs

  • Academic: Adult Basic Education 100; Adult Basic Education 200; Computer Literacy; Auto Body repair; Building Maintenance; Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning (HVAC)
  • Kasson Adult School (KAS) which is part of Deuel Vocational Institution is a fully accredited Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) adult school. The programs offered through the school have been an integral part of the rehabilitation of thousands of men that have been incarcerated at DVI since 1953.
  • KAS provides academic programs that lead toward the completion of the General Education Development (GED) exam. College courses are offered through Coastline Community College which is part of the California Community College System and leads to an Associate Arts or Science Degree.
  • Career Technical Education classes are provided by credentialed instructors and train inmates in Auto Body & Paint, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning and Building Maintenance. A basic computer fundamentals class is also offered that provides skills in Micro-Soft Word, Excel, Access & Power Point.
  • Independent study programs are available for inmates that have institutional job assignments to further their educational goals or interests. Courses available assist inmates to prepare for the GED exam, basic literacy in reading and mathematics, American Sign Language, art appreciation, small business management, and a book & poetry club.
  • The physical education (PE) program is facilitated by a credentialed physical education teacher and provides conditioning and health & nutrient classes. The PE program provides inmates the opportunities to participate in intramural sports and activities year round.

Prison Industry Authority (PIA): Dairy/Farm – The CALPIA operates a full dairy and farm operations on DVI grounds, which consists of approximately 1,400 head of cattle with 600 being milked on any given day producing approximately 162,000 gallons of milk per month. The dairy packages ½ pint, ½ gallon, 3 and 6-gallon dispensers in nonfat, 1%, 2%, milk. Also included is 1% chocolate milk. The milk is then shipped to PIA customers throughout the northern part of the state. CALPIA also farms approximately 450 acres of corn for silage, oats, and alfalfa hay used as cattle feed. This operation employs minimum support inmates who get on the job training as dairymen and/or farm hands.

DRP Programs

CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs offers a wide range of programs for inmates. Check to see which programs are offered at this institution.

Family Liaison Service Specialist

CDCR provides through a contract with a community-based organization an on-site Case Manager as a family reunification liaison for inmates and family members, to assist with an inmates pre-release preparation; and conduct Parenting and Creative Conflict Resolution classes for inmates. Please call the Institution to contact the Family Reunification Liaison.

CDCR - Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) - Visitation Guide
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Inmate Locator

CDCR - Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) is a facility in the California Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

All 35 CDCR prisons will offer limited video visiting starting this month to allow friends and family a way to safely connect with incarcerated people. In order to reduce noise levels in video visiting areas, effective immediately incarcerated people are authorized to bring their personal earphones/headphones to their scheduled visit. They will be required to disinfect them prior to connecting them to the computer. Staff will direct individuals when and where to connect. Institutions have also been instructed to ensure canteens are well-stocked with earphones for purchase.

If a reservation request is successful, confirmation emails will arrive with the subject line “Webex meeting invitation.” Please do not delete – this email contains a link to join the video visit and details on time and day of the confirmed visit. Please check your spam or junk folder in your email account if you don’t immediately see the confirmation in your inbox.

Please note: Incarcerated people in isolation or quarantine will not be able to participate in video visiting.

CDCR recognizes visiting is an important way to maintain family and community ties. At the same time, our first priority is the health and safety of those who live in and work in our facilities.

CDCR will now begin to offer real-time video visiting as a safe way for incarcerated people to see and speak with their loved ones. We have developed a virtual process in cooperation with California Correctional Health Care Services and the California Department of Public Health.

Under the new system, each inmate will have the opportunity for a free 30-minute video visit every 30 days. This includes holiday visits. Visits will take place on weekends and holidays. Most facilities will schedule their visits between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., but hours may vary.

Scheduling Video Visits

Prospective visitors must submit visiting requests directly to the institution where their loved one is housed, using the designated email addresses for each institution:

Only those individuals who have already been approved as a visitor may make an appointment. Step-by-step instructions can be found here. VPASS will no longer be used to schedule a visit.

Reservations will be taken weekly, beginning each Saturday at 8 a.m. through Monday at 8 a.m. for visits the following weekend. Please note, emails received outside the timeframe allowed will not be rolled over to the following weekend for review. Instead, a new request must be submitted during the following week reservation timeframe. Reservations are currently only available for the first five institutions. Not all reservations may be accepted because of space and equipment limitations.

Visitation Information

Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) - Reception Center - Visitation

Please be advised that the visitation appointment(s) cannot be scheduled without a CDCR Number included in the email Subject line. All visits are scheduled in advance based on the date you wish to visit. Refer to the information below:

  • Email Monday between 7:00am - 9:00am, for Saturday Visits
  • Email Tuesday between 7:00am - 9:00am, for Sunday Visits
  • Call Friday between 8:00am - 9:00am, for either/both Saturday and Sunday Visits.

Email: dvivisiting@cdcr.ca.gov | Telephone: 209-830-3900 | Visiting Hotline: 1-800-374-8474

**All Visiting Appointments are scheduled on a First-Come First-Serve Basis**

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