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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.

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]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]


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The Salinas Californian

The Salinas Californian
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 12:03:45 -0800

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Monterey County Herald
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:15:00 -0800

San Ardo >> A Salinas Valley State Prison correctional officer being investigated for allegedly holding a man at gunpoint has been temporarily removed from the position he has held for the past six years. As of Tuesday, Brian Gertsch has been ...

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:56:15 -0800

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The Salinas Californian

The Salinas Californian
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:59:27 -0800

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The Salinas Californian

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:07:19 -0800

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:03:45 -0800

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:11:15 -0700

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