Pleasant Valley State Prison – California

Do you know somebody in prison at Pleasant Valley State Prison? Pleasant Valley State Prison is a prison in the California state prison system, which is part of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. This page will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Pleasant Valley State Prison: Find an inmate at Pleasant Valley State Prison. How to visit Pleasant Valley State Prison inmates. The address and phone number at Pleasant Valley State Prison Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Pleasant Valley State Prison. And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Pleasant Valley State Prison
State: California
County: Fresno
DOC: California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Security Level: minimum, medium and maximum
Warden Name: P. D. BRAZELTON

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Pleasant Valley State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate there, and make sure to use the street address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below before you send something to an inmate to learn how to properly address the item, and use the right protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t follow the correct protocol, the letter or package might not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Pleasant Valley State Prison
P.O. Box 8500 
Coalinga CA, 93210

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Pleasant Valley State Prison
24863 West Jayne Avenue 
Coalinga CA, 93210

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (559) 935-4900
Fax:

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Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page if you are going to try to visit a prisoner.

Pleasant Valley State Prison
24863 West Jayne Avenue 
Coalinga CA, 93210

Directions

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Phone Number

Pleasant Valley State Prison prisoners don’t have telephones, so you can’t call prisoners, however, there are cases when it may be necessary to have the phone number to the facility.
(559) 935-4900

Pleasant Valley State Prison prisoners are able to call out with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t get to fax a letter to your inmate, but there are times when it is useful to have the fax machine number to Pleasant Valley State Prison.

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for Pleasant Valley State Prison. You cannot contact prisoners at this email address. If you are going to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Pleasant Valley State Prison you must follow an specific procedure to make sure that the email letter is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners can’t access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that are necessary to follow when mailing a package or letter to a state prison inmate. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not be received.

before you send a letter or package, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Pleasant Valley State Prison guards open and inspect and read all incoming general correspondence. Incoming general correspondence is read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep security and safety or watch a particular problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you have to address a package or letter to a prisoner at Pleasant Valley State Prison:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Pleasant Valley State Prison
P.O. Box 8500 
Coalinga CA, 93210

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which serves to provide a bank account for inmate money and for buying items not provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add funds to inmate’s accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates money by way of the mail and will have to send it to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules listed below:

The money must be a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, during which the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that do not have appropriate inmate info if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and checks can’t be accepted for deposit so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time transported to different prisons in the state, so you might need to look up where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to look up an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other California state prisons: California State Prisons

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Pleasant Valley State Prison, make sure you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has their own policies for visitation and they get changed frequently. The procedures listed below may be different since this was written, so you should also check Pleasant Valley State Prison’s official website to read the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer ensures every visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they can enter the facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors will be required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued picture ID is OK.

For all of the points shown below, check out the official Pleasant Valley State Prison website because this information is changed all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Info about Pleasant Valley State Prison records to be added later.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

More information about Pleasant Valley State Prison death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Section about California parole process will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Information about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at Pleasant Valley State Prison coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A news section coming soon.

Photos

A photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Pleasant Valley State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Pleasant Valley State Prison.

If you have any photos of Pleasant Valley State Prison that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, go to: Pleasant Valley State Prison Jobs

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Website

The official website: Pleasant Valley State Prison Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Info about family resources available at Pleasant Valley State Prison to be added later.

History

A history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Pleasant Valley State Prison inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other California State Prisons: California State Prisons

Pleasant Valley State Prison Links

The official website: Pleasant Valley State Prison Website
Pleasant Valley State Prison Jobs

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Links

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Main Website
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Prison Directory
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Prison Map
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Prison Jobs
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Prison Inmate Search
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Most Wanted

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a California State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for California State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to California State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to California State Prison Inmates
California State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Pleasant Valley State Prison

Have you ever been incarcerated in Pleasant Valley State Prison? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this prison?

If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

Things you could write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are an inmate at this prison, leave your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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Comments

  1. Bernard says:

    Can I send a flat screen tv to an inmate from Best Buy?

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