Valley State Prison Inmate Family Council

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FAMILY VISITING

FAMILY VISITS DURING THE WEEK

For visitors and inmates that have Family Visits, if you are having trouble getting a weekend visit, try booking your visit during the week.
There seems to be more openings during the week than on the weekends.  Family Visits during the week is for three days and run from Tuesday-Thursday.

posted 05-27-2018

PENDING CHANGES TO
FAMILY VISITING DISCIPLINE

There are pending changes to Title 15 regarding family visits and inmate discipline. A notice from Sacramento and the proposed Title 15 pending changes can be viewed via these links. Please note there is information regarding the comment period in the proposed changes if you would like to submit a comment.

posted 02-01-2018

Please click on tab below for guidelines re:  Family Visiting.  Information for FV begins on page 16.

UPDATED STATUS OF
FAMILY VISITS FOR LIFERS

Counselors are processing applications and currently there are 100 waiting for approval. 

The process includes uploading Lifer Family Visiting application to the State, reviewing the inmates C-file, and  following the guidelines within Title 15.

Counselors are allowed a 60 day window to process applications until further notification is provided to the administration.

The Family Visiting Coordinator is currently scheduling family visits within 30 days of receiving approved application.

If you have family visits and notice things are missing, will you kindly leave a note in the IFC suggestion box, so we can alert the proper channels.  The box is located in visitor processing, below the bulletin board in glass.

Any issues with family visiting applications should be forwarded by the inmate to his CCII. 

If you have been approved for family visits at another prison and are new to VSP, you will have to reapply.

posted 05-12-2007

MOVIES AVAILABLE TO
FAMILY VISITORS

When donating movies they must be in original packaging.  Movies can be rated G, PG and PG13.  They cannot contain violence, nudity or any type of sexual content.  Movies donated have to be watched and approved before being released into Family Visiting.

This list was updated August 21, 2017.  It will no longer be updated after that date. 

1.        A TURTLES TALE

2.        ABOUT TIME

3.        ALEX CROSS

4.        ANACONDAS

5.        AT WAR WITH THE ARMY

6.        AVP

7.        BABY TAKE BOW

8.        BATTLESHIP

9.        BEACHES

10.      BEETLEJUICE

11.      BIG HERO 6

12.      BONJOUR MADELINE

13.      CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

14.      CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

15.      CHAVO DEL 8

16.      CLICK

17.      CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS

18.      COACH CARTER

19.      COUPLES RETREAT

20.      COURAGEOUS

21.      CREED

22.      DADDY DAY CARE

23.      DARK SKIES

24.      DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2)

25.      DEAR JOHN

26.      DESPICABLE ME

27.      DIVERGENT (2)

28.      DOWN FALL

29.      DOWNTOWN ABBY (SEASON ONE)    

30.      DO YOU BELIEVE

31.      DRACULA UNTOLD

32.      DRAGONFLY

33.      DREAM GIRLS

34.      DUCK DYNASTY

35.      DUCK DYNASTY SEASON #1

36.      DUCK DYNASTY SEASON #2

37.      DUCK DYNASTY SEASON #3

38.      DUCK DYNASTY SEASON #4

39.      EARTH TO ECHO

40.      EASY A

41.      EVEREST

42.      EXPENDABLES #3

43.      FAST & FURIOUS #6 (3)

44.      FAST & FURIOUS #6

45.      FAST FIVE

46.      FINDING NEMO

47.      FIREWALL

48.      FOREST GUMP

49.      FROZEN

50.      GHOST RIDER

51.      GODZILLA

52.      GROWN UPS #2

53.      GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

54.      HAPPY FEET

55.      HARRY POTTER YEARS 1-4

56.      HARRY POTTER YEARS 5-7

57.      HEAVEN IF FOR REAL

58.      HERCULES (EXTENDED CUT)

59.      HERE COMES THE BOOM

60.      HIGH CRIMES

61.      HOBBIT (BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES)

62.      HOME ALONE 3

63.      HOMEWARD BOUND 1 & 2

64.      HOODWINKED

65.      I AM LEGEND

66.      I, FRANKENSTEIN

67.      INCEPTION

68.      INDEPENDENCE DAY

69.      INSIDIOUS

70.      INSIDIOUS #2

71.      INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED

72.      INSURGENT

73.      INTERSTELLAR

74.      IN TIME (2)

75.      INTO THE STORM

76.      IRON LADY

77.      IRON MAN

78.      JACK AND JILL

79.      JACK REACHER

80.      JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION

81.      JULIE & JULIA

82.      JUPITER ASCENDING

83.      JURASSIC WORLD

84.      KING KONG

85.      KNIGHT AND DAY

86.      JUST GO WITH IT

87.      LAST VEGAS

88.      LES MISERABLES

89.      LETTERS TO JULIET

90.      LIFE OF PI (2)

91.      LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD

92.      LIVE.DIE.RESCUE (EDGE OF TOMORROW)

93.      LONGEST YARD

94.      LOVE AND HONOR

95.      MAD HOT BALLROOM

96.      MAJOR PAYNE

97.      MALEFICENT

98.      MAMA

99.      McFARLAND

100.    ME AGAIN-WHAT IF-MARIAGE RETREAT

101.    MEAN GIRLS

102.    MEET THE PARENTS

103.    MILLION DOLLAR BABY

104.    MONEYBALL

105.    MOM’S NIGHT OUT

106.    MONSTERS INC.

107.    MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

108.    MR. AND MRS. SMITH

109.    MR. HOLLANDS OPUS

110.    MUD 

111.    MY SISTER'S KEEPER

112.    NEED FOR SPEED

113.    NINA SIMONE

114.    NINJA TURTLES

115.    NO GOOD DEED    

116.    NOAH (2)

117.    OCEANS COLLECTION      

118.    ONE TREE HILL (2)

119.    OUIJA

120.    OUR FAMILY WEDDING

121.    OUT OF TIME

122.    P.S. I LOVE YOU

123.    PAPARAZZI

124.    PARADISE NOW

125.    PATCH ADAMS

126.    PEDRITO FERNANDEZ

127.    PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 

128.    PITCH PERFECT 2

129.    PLANES FIRE & RESCUE

130.    PLANET OF THE APES (3)

131.    POLTERGEIST (2)

132.    PRIDE & PREJUDICE

133.    PRIME

134.    PRINCE

135.    RANGO

136.    RECRUIT

137.    REEF 2

138.    REMEMBER THE TITANS

139.    RIDE ALONG

140.    RING THE BELL

141.    RIO

142.    RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

143.    RUDY

144.    RUNDOWN

145.    RUSH HOUR 2

146.    SAVE THE LAST DANCE

147.    SEVEN POUNDS

148.    SHADOW LANDS

149.    SHERLOCK HOLMES

150.    SINGLE MOMS CLUB

151.    SNITCH (2)

152.    SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE

153.    SON OF GOD

154.    SOUL SURFER

155.    SPACE COWBOYS

156.    STARWARS

157.    STAR WARS (THE FORCE AWAKENS)

158.    STUCK ON YOU

159.    SWEET HOME ALABAMA

160.    TAKEN #2

161.    TAKEN #3

162.    TAKERS

163.    TALE SPIN VOL. 3

164.    TAXI

165.    TEMPTATION

166.    THE BEST OF ME

167.    THE BLIND SIDE

168.    THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

169.    THE BREAK UP

170.    THE BUTLER

171.    THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

172.    THE DARK NIGHT

173.    THE DARK NIGHT RISES

174.    THE ENCOUNTER

175.    THE EXPENDABLES 2

176.    THE EXPENDABLES 3

177.    THE FAMILY THAT PRAYS / DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL

178.    THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

179.    THE HOBBIT

180.    THE HOBBIT (THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES)

181.    THE HOLIDAY

182.    THE HUNGER GAMES

183.    THE HUNGER GAMES (MOCKINGJAY #1)

184.    THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY

185.    THE KARATE KID

186.    THE LAUGH OUTLOUD

187.    THE LEGO MOVIE

188.    THE LUCKY ONE

189.    THE MAZE RUNNER

190.    THE MESSENGERS

191.    THE MINORITY REPORT

192.    THE NOTEBOOK (2)

193.    THE OTHER WOMAN

194.    THE PAGE MASTER

195.    THE PURSUIT TO HAPPINESS

196.    THE RINGER

197.    THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

198.    THE SIXTH SENSE

199.    THE TERMINAL

200.    THE ULTIMATE GIFT

201.    THE VOW

202.    THE WAY TO HAPPINESS

203.    THE WEDDING PLANNER

204.    THINK LIKE A MAN

205.    THIS IS OUR TIME

206.    THOR

207.    TIME TRAVELERS WIFE

208.    TOWER HEIST

209.    TOY STORY OF TERROR!

210.    TRANSCENDENCE

211.    TRANSFORMERS (3)

212.    TRANSFORMERS (AGE OF EXTINCTION) (2)

213.    TRISTAN + ISOLDE

214.    TURBO

215.    TWILIGHT

216.    UNSTOPPABLE (3)

217.    VAN HELSING

218.    WALK THE LINE

219.    WAR HORSE

220.    WAR ROOM

221.    WHAT IF

222.    WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

223.    WHITE HOUSE DOWN

224.    WHITE NOISE #2

225.    WORLD WAR

226.    XMEN

227.    2012

228.    50 FIRST DATE

posted 08-21-2017

HELPFUL HINTS TO SAVE COSTS

* Buy a TSA travel kit (clear or opaque) and keep refilling with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, etc. 


* Buy deodorant in a clear container (ie: Secret) so that you can reuse on future visits.


* Buy toothpaste in a clear tube, so that you can bring in more than once.


If you find any helpful items for FV, please let us know.

REMINDERS

We are fortunate to have a lot of the things we have in the Family Visit housing.
We have more than most facilities, and the items (DVD players, videos, games, some kitchen utensils, etc.) have come from donations.  PLEASE treat these items with care.