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Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)

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Physical Address: Mailing Address:
3000 West Cecil Avenue
Delano, CA 93216-6000
(661) 721-6300
P.O. Box 3130
Delano, CA 93216-6000

Warden Biter (A)
Martin Biter,

3 Ways of Sending Money to Inmates

  1. Lock Box: A no fee service with a shorter hold time for sending money via money order, personal check, or cashier’s checks.
  2. EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer): A paid service, this is the fastest option with funds posted to inmate’s account within 1 to 3 days.
  3. Mail funds directly to the institution: Never a fee. All funds except Certified Funds are subject to a 30 day hold.

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Inmate Mailing address by Institutional Facility:

Facility 'A'
P.O. Box 5101
Delano, CA 93216
Facility 'B'
P.O. Box 5102
Delano, CA 93216
Facility 'C'
P.O. Box 5103
Delano, CA 93216
Facility 'D'
P.O. Box 5104
Delano, CA 93216
Facility 'M'
P.O. Box 5105
Delano, CA 93216
P.O. Box 5107
Delano, CA 93216
P.O. Box 5106
Delano, CA 93216


Note: Make sure to include Inmate's Name and CDCR number as well as last known housing.

Kern Valley State Prison - Mission Statement

The primary mission of Kern Valley State Prison is to protect the public by providing safe custody, quality health care and the appropriate supervision of sentenced offenders. In conjunction with the Mission, the institution will promote viable work assignments, vocational training, and educational opportunities for offenders in order to foster an environment wherein positive changes can occur.

The secondary mission of Kern Valley State Prison is to provide meaningful work, training, and education programs for inmates who do not meet the criteria for assignment to a conservation camp.  These alternative assignments include academic and vocational trade programs, facility maintenance jobs, food service positions, and other facility support assignments.

Institution Details

KVSP is a Level IV facility consisting of four (4) semi-autonomous 180 designed facilities and two (2) stand alone Administrative Segregation Units all surrounded by a Lethal Electrified Perimeter Fence. There is also a Level I Minimum Support Facility (MSF). Facility D (180) will house the Transitional Housing Unit. It is on 600 acres with 200 acres across the street that PIA grow alfalfa on. We received Level I's in June 2005 and Level IV's in July 2005.