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Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP)

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Note: The United States Postal Service will return all mail addressed to the physical street address.
Physical Address: Mailing Address:
24863 West Jayne Avenue
Coalinga, CA 93210
(559) 935-4900
P.O. Box 8500
Coalinga, CA 93210

Warden Scott Frauenheim
Scott Frauenheim

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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Visiting Hours and Directions

Saturdays, Sundays and Designated Holidays* from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

* New Year's Day, Independence Day,
Thanksgiving, Christmas

For current visiting information, lockdown information, etc, please call our visiting information line at (800) 374-8474 or (559) 935-4900 Ext: 5708.

Appointments for Administrative Segregation (AD-SEG)Inmates can be made by calling the (559) 935-4900 ext. 5708 beginning Monday mornings at 8:30 am. You must have an appointment to visit an inmate housed in AD-SEG.

Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System (VPASS) Information:

Pleasant Valley state Prison (PVSP) utilizes the Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System (VPASS). VPASS is an on-line program used to schedule appointments for visitor processing (contact visits only). New appointment times for PVSP become available each Monday at 7 a.m. For more information about VPASS go to CDCR Visitation. In the event the VPASS appointments are full PVSP’s non-appointment/walk-up time is 10:00 a.m.


A CDCR funded Visitor Center is at the institution operated by a community-based organization under contract to CDCR. The Visitor Center provides visiting assistance to family members and friends including a sheltered place to wait before and after visits, transportation to and from local transit terminals, childcare, clothing appropriate for visits on loan, and information about local resources, visiting rules and regulations.

Message from the Statewide Inmate Family Council:

Local Inmate Family Councils (IFC's) are a gathering of family and friends of the incarcerated who meet regularly with Wardens to support visiting since keeping strong family connections with loved ones is a powerful rehabilitative tool. These IFC's promote visiting by clarifying rules and regulations as well as discussing health, education, vocational training, packages, books, and related issues. For more information on connecting with a local IFC, please visit the Statewide IFC website.

General Directions:

From San Francisco/Sacramento:

  • Take Interstate 5 south (580 East to I-5 from San Francisco) for approximately 180 miles to Coalinga
  • Take Jayne Avenue exit and turn right
  • Take Jayne Avenue going west for approximately 5 miles
  • Pleasant Valley State Prison will be on your left hand side

From Los Angeles:

  • Take Interstate 5 north for approximately 180 miles to Coalinga
  • Take Jayne Avenue exit and turn left
  • Take Jayne Avenue going west for approximately 5 miles
  • Pleasant Valley State Prison will be on the left hand side
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