CDCR-Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP)

State Prison

Last Updated: May 04, 2024
24863 W Jayne Ave, Coalinga, CA 93210
Mailing Address
C5 #135 PO Box 8500, Coalinga, CA 93210

PVSP 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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You can support your loved ones at PVSP on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 559-935-4900.

Located at 24863 W Jayne Ave in Coalinga, CA, PVSP carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. PVSP 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-Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) 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.

At Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP), individuals are assured of experiencing excellence in state service and a steadfast commitment to public safety. PVSP prioritizes the well-being of its inmates by offering modern, long-term housing and professional rehabilitative services tailored to individuals of all custody levels. Stringent security protocols are maintained to ensure the highest standards of public safety are upheld at all times.

PVSP understands the importance of education and career development in an inmate's journey towards rehabilitation. Through a comprehensive approach, PVSP provides academic classes, vocational instruction, and work programs designed to equip inmates with marketable job skills essential for today’s workforce. Additionally, a wide range of self-help programs, including Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Medicated Assisted Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention, are available to empower individuals to make positive life choices and contribute positively to society.

The facility has housed convicted murderers Sirhan Sirhan, Erik Menendez, X-Raided, and Hans Reiser, among others which redefines public safety and public service while providing modern long-term housing and professional services for inmates of all custody levels.

Community engagement is a cornerstone of PVSP's mission. The institution actively supports the local community through inmate work crews, collaborative agreements in fire suppression efforts, and partnerships with law enforcement agencies to enhance crisis response capabilities through the Crisis Response Team. Furthermore, PVSP offers youth diversion programs aimed at providing intensive rehabilitative treatment for at-risk youth aged 18-25, addressing educational, emotional, social, and behavioral needs to facilitate successful reintegration into society.

When it comes to medical and mental health services, PVSP operates modern facilities staffed by professionals dedicated to inmate care. The licensed Correctional Treatment Center provides short-term inpatient medical care, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment, including mental health crisis intervention. PVSP prioritizes the provision of modern medical care for inmates, focusing particularly on those identified as low to moderate medical risk.

PVSP's educational offerings cater to the diverse needs of its inmates, encompassing a wide range of Career Technical Education and academic programs. From Electrical Works to Academic Basic Education and GED programs, PVSP strives to provide comprehensive educational opportunities tailored to individual growth and development. Additionally, the institution hosts various programs aimed at personal growth and skill development, including New Life K9, Equine therapy, and vocational training in areas such as building maintenance and automotive repair.

In line with its commitment to inmate rehabilitation, PVSP offers Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT) programs as part of the Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP). These evidence-based programs, including Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI), are tailored to individual needs and offer pathways to treatment and recovery.

Recognizing the importance of family support in the reintegration process, PVSP provides access to Family Liaison Service Specialists who facilitate communication and assist with pre-release preparation for inmates and their loved ones. Through parenting classes and conflict resolution workshops, PVSP aims to strengthen family bonds and support successful inmate reintegration into the community.

In conclusion, at Pleasant Valley State Prison, individuals are provided with the resources and support necessary for their well-being, rehabilitation, and successful reintegration into society. Through a holistic approach encompassing education, vocational training, community engagement, and specialized programs, PVSP empowers individuals to make positive changes and build a brighter future.

Inmate Locator

PVSP 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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