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VSP VISITING VENDING SURVEY
EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2019
UPDATE ON NON-DESIGNATED YARDS
FOOD SALES "IN LIEU OF FORMS"
At this time, VSP will no longer be accepting In Lieu of Forms. This information has been provided to the MAC reps for posting for the general population, so inmates should be aware that they must be present in order to pick up any items, from now on, that they have ordered during a food sale fundraiser.
Inmates who have scheduled visits may elect to leave their visit early in order to come pick up their food sale items. However, if they elect not to do so or are unable to do so, they will forfeit any items ordered. So it may be best in such cases, if an inmate knows he will have a visit scheduled during an upcoming food sale fundraiser event, to not order items from that sale. Unfortunately it is not possible to predict what time an inmate should leave his visit/cut it short as each food is different in terms of length of time. Some end as early as 11:00 a.m. while others may last until nearly 4:00 p.m. Therefore, again, in such cases the inmate may elect to not order for that particular sale. There are a lot of opportunities for an inmate to donate funds to a food sale throughout the year. The dates are posted for the year typically by July of that fiscal year.
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Valley State Prison
P.O. Box 99
Chowchilla, CA 93610
ATTN: Zack Patrick
RESCENDING TEMPORARY SUSPENCIONOF AMAZON SERVICES
As of 08-18-2017 this memorandum (below) supersedes the memo previously posted on June 5, 2017.
TITLE 15 REVISION NOTICEEFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017
California Code of Regulations
Title 15 Revision Notice
Section 3140 Funds Enclosed in Correspondence
Effective July 1, 2017
Subsection 3140 (a) has been amended to read:
“Funds may be mailed to an inmate in the form of a money order, cashier’s check, certified check, personal check, or any other negotiable instrument except cash and traveler’s check.”
Subsection 3140 (a)(1) has been amended to read:
“The personal check, money order, cashier’s check, certified check, or any other negotiable instrument shall be made payable to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with the inmates last name and departmental identification number. This information, along with the sender’s name and address, shall be on the face of the negotiable instrument.”
Subsection 3140 (a)(5) was added and it reads:
“If a personal check, money order, cashier’s check, certified check, or any other negotiable instrument is received in the mailroom and it does not contain the sender’s name and address on its face, it will be considered contraband per section 3006, and will be disposed of in accordance with section 3191(c).” The negotiable instrument will be held in the Trust Office safe for thirty days while the inmate is contacted in regards to the disposition of the contraband, in accordance with section 3191(c).
MESSAGE FROM VPASS
ZZZZZZZ...Are you in a dead sleep and too tired to get up and make your VPASS appointment at 12:01 a.m.? Does the 12:01 a.m. time just not work with your busy schedule? You can always make an appointment by calling the VISITATION APPOINTMENT LINE.
Visitation can be scheduled by calling the Visitation Appointment Line
@ (559) 665-8950 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
PLEASE DO NOT make an appointment on VPASS and also call line for the same date.
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YOUTH OFFENDER PROGRAM
If you have heard that VSP is going to be a Youth Offender Prison, this is a RUMOR and there is NO truth to it. Currently there are 186 18 - 26 year olds in a Youth Offender Program at VSP.
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Do you have a 7385 in place? If NOT it is very important that you have your loved one sign one. Actually have your loved one sign three copies. You can take these forms in to visiting for them to sign. You have to bring the signed copies out with you and mail two of the signed copies to your loved one. Of the three copies one is for you, one for your loved one, and one for their doctor to have in place in their medical records. This way you have original signatures on all the copies since things get lost so easily.
You will NOT be accessed any medical information through VSP medical or the Medical Receiver's office if you do NOT have one in your loved ones medical file. Please do this ASAP as you never know when a medical issue could arise. If your loved one is healthy and has no medical issues, you still need to have one in place just in case something were to happen. You do NOT want to wait until then when you are already in a panic on what to do. So, please be safe and have this form in place. If you check the correct box the form will be in their file until they are released. You will be able to find this form on this site under FORMS. You can print it out from there.