Main Phone: (209) 835-4141
Physical Address: 23500 Kasson Road, Tracy, CA 95376 (Directions)
Learn about contacting, visiting, and corresponding with inmates and juveniles who are in our institutions.
Please be advised that the visitation appointment(s) cannot be scheduled without a CDCR Number included in the email Subject line. All visits are scheduled in advance based on the date you wish to visit. Refer to the information below:
Email: email@example.com | Telephone: 209-830-3900 | Visiting Hotline: 1-800-374-8474
**All Visiting Appointments are scheduled on a First-Come First-Serve Basis**
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.
CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs offers a wide range of programs for inmates. Check to see which programs are offered at this institution.
CDCR provides through a contract with a community-based organization an on-site Case Manager as a family reunification liaison for inmates and family members, to assist with an inmates pre-release preparation; and conduct Parenting and Creative Conflict Resolution classes for inmates. Please call the Institution to contact the Family Reunification Liaison.
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 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.
DVI was named for the late Senator Charles D. Deuel who sponsored legislation establishing the institution. The facility opened in 1953 and was expanded in 1959, 1981 and 1993.
Kimberly A. Seibel has been warden at Deuel Vocational Institution since January 2017.
Seibel was warden or acting warden at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison from 2015 until January 2017. Seibel served in several positions at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility from 1999 to 2015, including chief deputy warden, associate warden, captain, lieutenant and sergeant. She was a correctional officer at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi from 1994 to 1999 and an office assistant at the California State Prison, Sacramento from 1993 to 1994.
W. David Smiley began his career with CDCR in 2011 as the CEO of Health Care Services at California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran. In January 2013, David transferred to Mule Creek State Prison and then in June 2017 Deuel Vocational Institution.
Prior to 2011, David held CEO positions at Kentfield Hospital, San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital and CPC Sierra Gateway Hospital, and was Northern California Regional CEO for Sun Health Care Group. During his tenure he earned numerous recognitions including the President’s Award, CEO of the Year and Hospital of the Year.
David holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and is a Diplomate of the American College of Health Care Executives. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the California Healthcare Association, and as Chairman of the Board for the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California.
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.