Valley State Prison Inmate Family Council


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Kim, Rose, Pat, Amy and Sage would like to 

welcome our newest IFC member Angela. 

posted 02-13-2019


Below is from DOM 54010.2 regarding inmate mail.

posted 02-04-2019


You will not be allowed on prison 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.

Please read updated Visiting OP manual below regarding the procedure for entering prison grounds no earlier than 8:00 a.m.
Fog procedures begin when fog rolls in.  If the fog rolls in after inmate movement begins, e.g. workers going to work assignments, group activities, chow, etc. delays occur.  The men have to be escorted to/from the places they need to be.  Then, once the men are returned to their buildings, a count has to be conducted.  No further movement occurs until the count has cleared.

posted 01-19-2019


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


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

posted 10-02-2018


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