CDCR-Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 23, 2024
3000 W Cecil Ave, Delano, CA 93216

KVSP 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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Satellite View of CDCR-Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)

You can support your loved ones at KVSP on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 661-721-6300.

Located at 3000 W Cecil Ave in Delano, CA, KVSP carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. KVSP 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-Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) 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.

KVSP operates as a Level IV facility, featuring four semi-autonomous 180-designed facilities and two standalone Administrative Segregation Units, all enclosed by a Lethal Electrified Perimeter Fence. Additionally, there is a Level I Minimum Support Facility situated on 600 acres, receiving Level I inmates in June 2005 and Level IV inmates in July 2005.

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs at KVSP cover a range of fields including Auto Mechanics, Computer Related Technologies, Electronics, Electrical Works, Masonry, Plumbing, Small Engine Repair, and Welding. In terms of assessments, inmates have access to General Educational Development (GED) and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), with certifications available in Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Outdoor Power Equipment Specialist Association (OPESA), and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Academic offerings include Adult Basic Education (ABE) I, II, III, and GED, with assessments provided through Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS), GED, and TABE. The prison's library services cover both law and recreational reading materials, while physical education activities include indoor and outdoor tournaments and special events tailored for inmates over 55 years old. Additionally, a Television Specialist oversees the closed-circuit television system, providing approved entertainment, information, and educational content for inmates.

KVSP implements the Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT) program, initiated on January 21, 2020, which offers comprehensive treatment pathways through Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI) programs. These programs include CBI-Intensive Outpatient, CBI-Outpatient, and CBI-Life Skills modules, each with specific time commitments and completion criteria.

For family support and reunification, CDCR provides on-site Case Managers through a community-based organization. These Family Liaison Service Specialists assist inmates and family members with pre-release preparation and conduct Parenting and Creative Conflict Resolution classes. Interested parties can contact the Institution for further information on accessing these services.

Inmate Locator

KVSP 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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