Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI)
3 Ways of Sending Money to Inmates
- Lock Box: A no fee service with a shorter hold time for sending money via money order, personal check, or cashier’s checks.
- EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer): A paid service, this is the fastest option with funds posted to inmate’s account within 1 to 3 days.
- Mail funds directly to the institution: Never a fee. All funds except Certified Funds are subject to a 30 day hold.
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 & II inmates serving their term of incarceration at DVI.
Reception Center: Staff process RC inmates by compiling and evaluating the inmates’ criminal records, life histories, medical and physiological histories, and social histories. The information is used to determine the inmates’ custody score and to identify any specific placement needs the inmates may have. Once the reception process is completed, the inmates are transferred to one of the 35 State prisons where they serve the remainder of their prison sentence.
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 inmates an opportunities for self improvement.
Prison Industry Authority (PIA): Dairy/Farm – The CALPIA operates a full dairy and farm operations on DVI grounds, which consists of approximately 1,400 head of cattle with 600 being milked on any given day producing approximately 162,000 gallons of milk per month. The dairy packages ½ pint, ½ gallon, 3 and 6 gallon dispensers in nonfat, 1%, 2%, 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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