Salinas Valley State Prison - Mission Statement
The mission of Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) is to provide long-term housing and services for minimum and maximum custody male inmates.
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Physical Address:
Mailing Address:
31625 Highway 101
Soledad, CA 93960
(831) 678-5500

P. O. Box 1020
Soledad, CA 93960-1020

Institution Details
Productivity and self improvement opportunities are provided for inmates through academic classes, work programs, religious and self-help groups. SVSP was constructed to meet the access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). SVSP has been designated to house Level I, III and IV inmates. The housing of these inmates is accomplished on a Minimum Support Facility, two 270 design facilities and two 180 design facilities. SVSP also houses inmates who meet the criteria of the Department’s Disability Placement Program (DPP) excluding DVH, DPH and DPS. SVSP has a 100 cell standalone Administrative Segregation Unit (ASU) a Correctional Treatment Center (CTC). SVSP provides Correctional Clinical Case Management System (CCCMS) and Enhanced Outpatient Program (EOP) and Crisis Bed mental health services.

SVSP contains a division of the Department of Mental Health (DMH) on grounds in the secured perimeter: Salinas Valley Psychiatric Program (SVPP). The SVPP is an intermediate care inpatient psychiatric program servicing primarily Level IV high security inmates who have a major mental disorder that has diminished their ability to function within the prison environment. There is a standalone DMH housing unit and two retrofitted 180 housing units, one completed and operational and another under construction.

Institution Statistics
Salinas Valley State Prison was opened May 1996, and covers 300 acres. As of Fiscal Year 2006/2007, the following statistics apply:

Number of custody staff: 879
Number of non-custody staff: 449
Number of DMH staff (custody and non-custody): 224
Total number of staff: 1,552
Annual operating budget: $177 million

Designed Bedspace & Count
Facility Level
Design Capacity
Gym beds

Inmate Programs
PIA: Dairy
-Pending programs : Janitorial, Landscaping, Auto body, Office Services-projected start date 2007
-Academic: Adult Basic Education I,II II GED, Adult High School, Re-Entry, English as a second language, Computer -Aided literacy lab., Self Help groups Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Veterans group, Breaking Barriers, Alternatives to Violence, Cage your Rage
-Other: Religious, Behavior Modification Unit

Family Reunification Liaison:
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 inmate’s pre-release preparation; and conduct Parenting and Creative Conflict Resolution classes for inmates.

Information taken from the California Department of Correction a Rehabilitation . For more information on the Salinas Valley State Prison, click here .