Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI)
Deuel Vocational Institution - Mission Statement
The mission at Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) is two-fold: DVIís primary mission is to provide housing for general population, level III inmates who are serving their term of incarceration at DVI. DVIís secondary mission is as a reception center that receives inmates from 22 Northern California counties.
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 and GED programs as well as 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, 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 inmate may have. Once the reception process is completed, the inmate is transferred to one of the 33 State prisons 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 1,400 head of cattle with 600 being milked on any given day producing approximately 162,000 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 approximately 95 Minimum Support inmates who get on the job training as dairymen and/or farm hands.
- Visitation Home
- Facility Locations
- CA Out-of-State Facilities
- Community Correctional Facilities
- Juvenile Facilities (DJJ)
- CDCR Adult and Juvenile Institutions and Camps in California (pdf)
- Get on the Bus/Chowchilla Family Express
- Inmate Visiting Guidelines - includes Mail and Telephone calls (pdf)
- Juvenile Visitor Guidelines
- Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System (VPASS)