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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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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:40:35 -0700

A Salinas Valley State Prison inmate with a significant history of violent assaults has been convicted of killing his cellmate and attacking other inmates. More from Central Coast News. Corrections officer stabbed at Salinas Valley State... David ...
 
Monterey County Weekly (blog)
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:30:39 -0700

A 48-year-old Salinas Valley State Prison inmate added more time to his already lengthy sentence of 91 years to life after he was found guilty Tuesday of murdering his cellmate in 2005, as well as two other assaults. David Gomez murdered Franklin Feliz ...
 
Imperial Valley News
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:30:00 -0700

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Variety
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 ...
 
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Sun, 03 Aug 2014 14:08:27 -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 ...
 
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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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