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Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI)

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Physical Address:
Inmate Mailing Address:
Mailing Address
23500 Kasson Road
Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 835-4141
P.O. Box 600
Tracy, CA 95378-0600
P.O. Box 400
Tracy, CA 95378-0004

J Price(A)

J Price,
Warden (A)

Deuel Vocational Institution - Mission Statement

The mission at Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) is two-fold: DVI’s primary mission is as a reception center that receives inmates from 29 Northern California counties. DVI’s secondary mission is to provide housing for general population, level I and II inmates who are serving their term of incarceration at DVI.

Institution Details

General Population:  General Population inmates are those inmates that are remanded to the custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (CDCR) to serve their term of incarceration. The general population inmates at DVI provide support to the institution by working maintenance, food service, janitorial, as well as other jobs that serve in supporting the operation of the prison. General population inmates also have the opportunity to attend education programs that include Adult Basic Education, GED programs, Career Technical Education (Computer Literacy, Building Maintenance, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning - HVAC, Auto Body Repair ) and a multitude of other voluntary programs that afford the inmate an opportunity for self improvement.

Reception Center:  Staff process these inmates by compiling and evaluating the inmates' criminal records to include: life, medical, psychological, and social histories. The information is used to determine the inmates' custody score and to identify any specific placement needs the inmate may have. Once the reception process is completed, the inmate is transferred to one of the 35 State prisons commensurate with their classification score and custody level where they serve the remainder of their prison sentence.

Prison Industry Authority (PIA):  Dairy/Farm: The CALPIA operates a full dairy and farm operations on DVI grounds which consists of approximately 1,200 head of cattle with 550 being milked on any given day producing approximately 140,000 gallons of milk per month. The dairy produces 1/2 pint, 1/2 gallons, 3 and 6-gallon dispensers in nonfat, 1%, 2%, Homogenized milk. Also included is 1% Chocolate milk. The milk is then shipped to PIA customers throughout the northern part of the state. CALPIA also farms approximately 450 acres of corn for silage, oats, and alfalfa hay used as cattle feed. This operation employs Minimum Support inmates who get on the job training as dairymen and/or farm hands.

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