Valley State Prison Inmate Family Council

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NEWSY NOTES

Please DO NOT come onto prison grounds until 8:00 a.m. If you come earlier, you will not be allowed to enter. Unless you come in to get a number, you can come before 8:00 a.m., but you may not park, you must leave the grounds until 8:00 a.m.  You can wait at places such as Pilot Travel Center at Hwy. 99 and Ave. 18 1/2, Jack-in-the Box at Hwy. 99 and Ave. 24, Starbuck's at Hwy. 99 and Robertson Blvd., McDonald's also at Hwy. 99 and Robertson Blvd and Carl's Jr. behind McDonald's.

posted 11-24-2018

After visiting your loved one and you're looking for some Christmas 
festivities in the valley click on EVENTS (4th tab from the left on top.)

DENIAL OR TERMINATION OF VISITS
DUE TO OVERCROWDING

Recently there were a number of terminations due to overcrowding.  With the holidays coming up and more visitors visiting, please familiarize yourself and spread the word to others with the following information. 


A few things to remember:

You are NOT exempt from termination if you double up. 

Termination does NOT depend on the appointment time of the visitor.

If you are terminated, make sure to pick up your termination form at Visitor Processing.  You will then be exempt from termination for one month.  If you do not have this form the guidelines will be the same.
 

To clear up questions some of you may have, please read the guidelines from the CDCR DOM (Department Operations Manual) 54020.30.


Visits may be terminated or denied when the visiting areas are in use to maximum capacity, and there are other approved visitors waiting to visit. Termination of visits due to overcrowding shall be based on THE RECORDED ORDER OF ARRIVAL TIME OF THE INMATE (first in/first out.) Exceptions to this termination procedure are as follows: 


• Excessive distance: The visitor has traveled a distance of 250 miles or more and has not visited within the last 30 days. This exception shall be applied to allow two consecutive days of visiting. 


• Disabled Visitor: A visitor who is certified as disabled as defined by California law and must rely on special transportation to the institution. 


• Weddings: When a visitor is married to an inmate on that particular day. 


• Family Emergencies: When death, serious illness, or injury occurs to an inmate’s immediate family including registered domestic partner. Clergy or approved visitors may visit the inmate to offer condolences or inform the inmate of the occurrence. 


• Infrequent Visits: When an inmate receives not more than one visit each six months. A visit meets this definition when the inmate normally receives few visits, and a visitor arrives unexpectedly. 

posted 11-03-2018

UPDATE ON NON-DESIGNATED YARDS

Please see below for updated and current information on Non-Designated Yards.

posted 10-02-2018

NON-DESIGNATED YARDS

We've had several inquiries regarding non-designated yards.  Hopefully the following articles from the Prison Law Office will help answer some of your questions.  Also watch the video of Scott Kernan, CDCR Secretary, explaining what the transition will entail.

posted 06-22-2018

Food sales will be on hold pending further instructions from Sacramento.

posted 11-12-2018