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Valley State Prison, Madera County, California Overview
Valley State Prison is located in Chowchilla, California. The facility was designed to hold 1,980 inmates, but regularly holds more than 2,900 inmates. The prison opened in 1995 and houses medium-security prisoners. This prison is a re-entry hub and helps with the transition to life outside of prison. The facility offers basic adult education, vocational training, and other educational courses. Inmates have work opportunities through the prison industries. There are substance abuse treatment programs and self-improvement programs. Inmates are provided with mental health, dental, and medical care.
Warden: Raythel Fisher
Inmates are responsible for sending applications for visitation to friends or family. An application must be filled out, and the inmate is responsible for notifying friends or family of approval. All inmates are eligible for visitation, unless that privilege has been suspended. Most general population inmates are allowed to have contact visitation. Inmates who are still in reception or have restrictions are limited to non-contact visits. Death row inmates may also receive contact visits, unless that has been suspended.
Some inmates are allowed to have family visits, which can last 30-40 hours. These visits are limited to one every 3-5 months. Visitation is typically held on Saturdays, Sundays, New Year’s Day, Christmas Day, July 4th, and Thanksgiving Day. Actual visitation times may vary slightly by institution. Some institutions schedule visits by appointment.
All adult visitors must provide a valid government ID. Every adult visitor must fill out a pass each time he/she visits. Visitors must consent to a search or a metal detector scan.
Visitation reservations can be made through this website.
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 7:30 AM/8 AM – 2 PM/3 PM
Visitation is currently suspended due to COVID-19.
Valley State Prison
21633 Avenue 24
Chowchilla, CA 93610
Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate’s Full Name, CDCR #
Valley State Prison
P. O. Box 92
Chowchilla, CA 93610-0092
Money can be sent to inmates through electronic transfers or check or money order. Electronic transfers can be done through GTL/ConnectNetwork, JPay, or Access Corrections.
Access Corrections Website
Money orders, personal checks, or cashier’s checks can be mailed to JPay.
2202 South Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90007
A check or money order may also be mailed directly to the institution, with the inmate’s name and CDCR number.
Security Level: Medium-Security
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