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Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP)
Seal of the Calirfornia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.png
Aerial View
Location Monterey County,
near Soledad, California
Coordinates 36°28′45″N 121°22′26″W / 36.4792°N 121.3739°W / 36.4792; -121.3739Coordinates: 36°28′45″N 121°22′26″W / 36.4792°N 121.3739°W / 36.4792; -121.3739
Status Operational
Capacity 2,452
Population 3,331 (as of 6 December 2013[1])
Opened May 1996
Managed by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Warden R. T. C. GROUNDS

Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) is a 300-acre (120 ha) Californian state prison located 5 miles north of Soledad, in Monterey County, California, adjacent to Correctional Training Facility.

The prison consists of five facilities: A, B, C, D, and M. Of the five, Facility A houses Sensitive Needs Yard (SNY) inmates. The surrounding housing units hold level-4 and level-3 inmates, the two highest security rankings. M yard is a level-1 yard which houses approximately, 200 inmates.

The prison had a gymnasium which, due to the prison's over-crowding, at one time had been converted into a dormitory but due to inmate population reductions was shut down around 2008.

The prison also houses a Department of Mental Health Intermediate Treatment Program (Salinas Valley Psychiatric Program) to accommodate the psychological needs of inmates.

Notable prisoners[edit]


  1. ^ Offender Information Services Branch (3 January 2013). "Monthly Report of Population" (PDF). California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. p. 2. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 

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387 news items

Monterey County Weekly (blog)

Monterey County Weekly (blog)
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:52:30 -0700

A 35-year-old convicted murderer already serving a life sentence pleaded guilty today to killing another inmate with a homemade weapon at Salinas Valley State Prison in 2012. Just after 11am on September 15, 2012, Gregory Hoenshell and Barry Storey, 37 ...

KSBW The Central Coast

KSBW The Central Coast
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:21:00 -0700

The first blaze ignited near Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad. More fires multiplied along the highway's northbound lane within minutes, suggesting a driver may have unknowingly caused the fires while dragging a chain, 911 dispatchers said.
Monterey County Herald
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:59:33 -0700

Soledad >> Governor Jerry Brown announced Monday the appointment of William Muniz of King City as warden for the Salinas Valley State Prison. Muniz, 51, will be earning $141,204 annually as warden at the prison. Muniz, who previously worked as chief ...

Monterey County Weekly (blog)

Monterey County Weekly (blog)
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:31:12 -0800

Inmates armed with homemade instruments stabbed a fellow inmate to death and left another severely injured during an attack today on the exercise yard at Salinas Valley State Prison. Just after 2:30pm, four inmates stabbed 39-year-old Barry Storey to ...
The Salinas Californian
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:48:45 -0700

Gov. Jerry Brown has announced that William Muniz, 51, of King City, has been appointed warden at the Salinas Valley State Prison, where he has been acting warden since 2014 and has served in several positions since 1998, including chief deputy ...
Monterey County Herald
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:10:52 -0700

Salinas >> A Salinas Valley State Prison correctional officer accused of holding another man at gunpoint has pleaded not guilty to all charges and continues to work at the prison. Brian Gertsch, 35, denied all allegations against him stemming from a ...

The Salinas Californian

The Salinas Californian
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:48:45 -0800

Shortly after 2 a.m. on April 6, 2010, a guard at Salinas Valley State Prison noticed Alan Ager's cellmate trying to stuff something under a mattress. It was Ager, blood trickling from his mouth and a cloth noose tied around his neck. The convicted ...

Correctional News

Correctional News
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:21:08 -0700

Dewberry has recently hired J. Michael Brady, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as a senior project manager in the firm's Sacramento, Calif., office. In his new role, Brady will oversee the remodels of the Salinas Valley State Prison, the Deuel Vocational Institute ...

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