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.
- ^ Offender Information Services Branch (3 January 2013). Monthly Report of Population. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. p. 2. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
Imperial Valley News
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:30:00 -0700
Next year, Avenal State Prison, California Medical Facility, California Men's Colony, California State Prison-Corcoran, California State Prison-Los Angeles County, Deuel Vocational Institution, Salinas Valley State Prison and San Quentin State Prison ...
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:18:45 -0700
SOLEDAD >> A Watsonville man convicted of shooting his 18-year-old friend to death because of a debt in 1977 was released from Salinas Valley State Prison this month, authorities said. Robert Ackerman, 55, was 18 and on LSD when he plotted to kill ...
San Francisco Bay View
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0700
For example, I learned that Salinas Valley State Prison has a lot of vocational programs. They have the building, equipment etc. But due to so much violence on all yards, they shut them down. This has gone on for years now. They will not hire ...
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 14:10:04 -0700
"Prison is all about status," Danny Trejo says. "If you're boxing, people are betting on you, so you automatically have a status." When he was in Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, Calif., Trejo says, he was involved in a riot. It was alleged that ...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:52:30 -0700
Their big break came when they were offered the chance to play at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, Calif., part of a show for Spanish-speaking inmates. Jorge, the eldest, was just 16. When an immigration official asked for the band's name, the ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:47:28 -0700
Pratcher is serving his sentence at the Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, Calif. "Fifty-to-life didn't do anything for me," said Glasper, whose lifelong goal of being in law enforcement was emboldened by Kelly's death. He's training to be a ...
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