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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) California 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)[clarification needed] 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]


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90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:48:45 -0800

It's why his office is working to develop a similar program at the neighboring Salinas Valley State Prison. There they've trained seven inmates to help them identify veterans and start the VA paperwork. Back at Soledad CTF, inmate Ed Munis hopes to ...

2paragraphs.com

2paragraphs.com
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 08:21:53 -0800

One month after his sentence, Son was accused of killing his cellmate, a sex offender. Son was found guilty of the murder. Son is currently housed in Salinas Valley State Prison. 48 Hours: Live to Tell: My Name is Victoria will air January 23 at 10pm ...

NPR

NPR
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 01:38:50 -0800

It's why his office is working to develop a similar program at the neighboring Salinas Valley State Prison. There they have trained seven inmates to help veterans start the VA paperwork. Inmate Munis hopes to reach more veterans in a different way. "I ...

Monterey County Weekly (blog)

Monterey County Weekly (blog)
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:01:18 -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 ...
 
Daily Triplicate
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:52:30 -0800

In October 2015, Jamaa's gang affiliate status was reevaluated per the terms of the recent Ashker settlement, and he was transferred to general custody at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad. “He's happy about that, but I think his biggest thing is ...

The Salinas Californian

The Salinas Californian
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:23:51 -0700

Music carried over razor wire-topped walls of Salinas Valley State Prison on Friday as the facility held its first event on one of its highest security yards, a symbol of what many hope to be a positive change at the 19-year-old facility. Prison ...

KIONrightnow.com

KIONrightnow.com
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:48:45 -0700

Two inmates were sent to a hospital following a riot at a maximum-security prison in Soledad Thursday. The riot happened before 10 a.m. in a yard at Salinas Valley State Prison. A state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesperson said 90 ...

The Salinas Californian

The Salinas Californian
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:11:15 -0700

A correctional officer at Salinas Valley State Prison was honored Thursday for his role in saving the life of an inmate involved in an attack there last December. Correctional Officer Antonio Virrueta received a silver star during the California ...
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