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Sending money to an inmate at this institution is changing

Beginning March 2, 2015, this institution will participate in a 60-day pilot program using the Lock Box service. Lock Box allows for incoming inmate monies to be mailed to a secured centralized depository. Upon completion of the pilot program, these institutions will use the Lock Box service for inmate deposits of checks and money orders up to $999.99. Checks and Money Orders in the Amount in of $1,000.00 or more will still be accepted at the institution.

The process for Electronic Fund Transfers remains unchanged for ALL prisons. Find out more about sending money to inmates.

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

Pleasant Valley State Prison - Mission Statement

Pleasant Valley State Prison redefines public safety and public service while providing modern long-term housing and professional services for inmates of all custody levels. We provide excellence in state service. While maintaining the highest public safety security protocols, education and Career Technical skills are offered to inmates through our academic classes, vocational instruction and work programs in order to create viable job skills that are marketable in today’s workforce. We offer a multitude of self-help programs inclusive of Substance Abuse Treatment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that are developed to aid in the inmates’ ability to make positive life changing decisions, while giving back to society. We offer support to our local community through inmate work crews, mutual aid agreements in fire suppression, and a youth diversion program for at risk children. We offer one of the state’s first Enhanced Program Facilities for those inmates who choose to better themselves through positive programming. Our goal is to provide modern rehabilitative services to the inmate population while developing life and social skills to those preparing to reintegrate back into society. Our licensed Correctional Treatment Center provides short-term inpatient medical care, diagnostic evaluation and treatment for inmates, including those in need of intervention in our Mental Health Crisis Bed housing. We are able to provide modern medical care for those inmate patients designated as low to medium medical risk. PVSP provides professional medical and mental health services in modern facilities for those inmates identified through clinical intervention.

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