Salinas Valley State Prison – California

Looking for someone locked up at Salinas Valley State Prison? Salinas Valley State Prison is a state prison in the California state prison system. This site gives you all about everything you might want to know about Salinas Valley State Prison,such as: How to do a prison inmate search. How to visit Salinas Valley State Prison inmates. The prisons’s phone number and address. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Salinas Valley State Prison
Type: male
State: California
County: Monterey
DOC: California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Security Level: minimum and maximum
Warden Name: Anthony Hedgpeth

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Contact Information

In this section is the street address and mailing address for Salinas Valley State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to a prisoner at Salinas Valley State Prison, and use the physical address if you need to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below before you send a letter or package to someone in prison to learn how to correctly write the address, and do the correct protocol for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct protocol, it might get sent back.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Salinas Valley State Prison
P. O. Box 1020 
Soledad CA, 93960-1020

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Salinas Valley State Prison
31625 Highway 101 
Soledad CA, 93960

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (831) 678-5500
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information further down on this page if you are going to try to visit a prisoner.

Salinas Valley State Prison
31625 Highway 101 
Soledad CA, 93960

Directions

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Phone Number

Salinas Valley State Prison prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call your inmate, but, there are times when it may be necessary to know the phone number to the facility.
(831) 678-5500

State prison inmates can sometimes call out using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Salinas Valley State Prison prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to the inmate, but there are times when it is useful to have the fax machine number to Salinas Valley State Prison.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the general email address for the facility. You can’t reach inmates using this address. If you are going to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Salinas Valley State Prison you must follow an exact process to make sure that the letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that you have to follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then letter or package might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Salinas Valley State Prison staff will open and inspect and read all incoming general packages and mail. Incoming general mail is able to be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain safety and security or watch a problem confronting a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you have to address mail to an inmate at Salinas Valley State Prison:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Salinas Valley State Prison
P. O. Box 1020 
Soledad CA, 93960-1020

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank type account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may add funds to these Commissary accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners funds by way of the postal service and will have to send those funds to the address below and do so in accordance with the policies given below:

The funds must be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, and in this time the inmate will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope has a return address. Cash and checks won’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently transported to different prison facilities throughout California, so you might need to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an Salinas Valley State Prison 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 Salinas Valley State Prison, you must be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each California state prison has their own procedures for prisoner visitation and these rules are changed often. The rules below might be changed since this was written, so make sure to also go to Salinas Valley State Prison’s website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures every visitor signs the inmate visitors log upon entering the visitation area and upon departure.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state picture ID is OK.

For all of the points shown below, check the official prison site because this info changes frequently:

  • 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

Section about Salinas Valley State Prison records will be posted ASAP.

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

Section about Salinas 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

Information about California parole process coming.

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

Section about release procedures for Salinas Valley State Prison to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about what life is like at Salinas Valley State Prison to be added later.

  • 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 Salinas Valley State Prison news section coming soon.

Photos

Salinas Valley State Prison photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Salinas 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 prison job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, check out: Salinas Valley State Prison Jobs

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Website

The official website: Salinas 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:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You 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.

Click here to tell about all about it

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Family Resources

More information about resources for family members of inmates at Salinas Valley State Prison will be posted ASAP.

History

A history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Salinas 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

Salinas Valley State Prison Links

The official website: Salinas Valley State Prison Website
Salinas 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 Salinas Valley State Prison

Have you ever been incarcerated at Salinas Valley State Prison? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Salinas Valley State Prison?

If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

Things you could write in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated at this prison, leave your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.


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