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Avenal State Prison

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Avenal State Prison is in Avenal, California. The facility is operated and managed by the California Department of Corrections. Avenal State Prison houses male inmates. 

Back in the early 1980s, majority of the town of Avenal wanted a prison to be built in the community. They wanted to prison to be built, so they can have more jobs and help out the economic status of their town. 

Despite some backlash, George Deukmejian, the governor signed the bill in September of 1985 authorizing $117 million to build the prison. The ground broke a few months later in December 1985. The prison saw their first inmates in January of 1987.

Avenal State Prison - General Information

Facility Name: Avenal State Prison
Facility Type: State Prison
Address: #1 Kings WayPO Box 8, Avenal, CA, 93204
Phone: 559-386-0587
Capacity: 6577
Facility Type: Adult
Date Established: 1987
Offender Gender: Male Offenders
City: Avenal
Postal Code: 93204
State: California
County: Kings County
Official Website: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Facilities_Locator/ASP.html

The Avenal State Prison inmate search is simple. There is no more hunting for the right telephone number, being placed on hold, being transferred, or disconnected. With technology so, advanced locating an inmate is a simple task now. 

The Avenal State Prison is operated and managed by the California Department of Corrections. The California Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping and maintaining a database of all inmates currently in their custody. 

The California Department of Corrections made their database available to the general public. You can find the database on the California Department of Corrections official website. The database can be searched by the following information: 

•    Inmate Number
•    First Name
•    Middle Name
•    Last Name

You can search solely by their inmate number, if you know it. Or, if you know their last name you can search by that too. The first and middle name are optional. 

Keep in mind that the California Department of Corrections operates more prisons than just the Avenal State Prison. You will notice that there will be inmates that are residing in other prisons available in this database too.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates in the Avenal State Prison can receive written letters from their family and friends back home. These letters cannot contain many items. If these letters do contain items that can be considered contraband or items that is not on the approved list, they will be properly discarded. 

The approved item list is as follows:

•    Photos
•    Blank Greeting Cards
•    Calendars
•    Maximum of 40 Postage Embossed Envelopes
•    Envelopes
•    Writing Paper
•    Legal Paper
•    Typing Paper
•    Children’s Artwork (drawings only)
•    Maximum of 40 Stamps

If you send any item that is not on this list, it will not make it to the inmate. The prison staff checks all incoming mail before handing it to the appropriate inmate. 

Inmates cannot receive care packages from home. However, inmates can receive care packages once a quarter from an approved vendor. The approved vendor list can be located on the California Department of Corrections official website. 

Inmates can also receive books, newspapers, and magazines. These items will need to be shipped directly to the prison from the publisher. All incoming books are required to be paperback. Hardcover books will not be accepted. 

The Avenal State Prison has many different mailing addresses. You will need to talk to the inmate to figure out what mailing address you should send their mail to. The list of mailing addresses is listed below:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Avenal State Prison
Facility A - P.O. Box 901
Avenal, CA 93204

Inmate Name, ID Number
Avenal State Prison
Facility B - P.O. Box 902
Avenal, CA 93204

Inmate Name, ID Number
Avenal State Prison
Facility C - P.O. Box 903
Avenal, CA 93204

Inmate Name, ID Number
Avenal State Prison
Facility D - P.O. Box 904
Avenal, CA 93204

Inmate Name, ID Number
Avenal State Prison
Facility E - P.O. Box 905
Avenal, CA 93204

Inmate Name, ID Number
Avenal State Prison
Facility F - P.O. Box 906
Avenal, CA 93204

Sending Money

Inmates in the Avenal State Prison will need money while they are residing here. Inmates will need money for purchasing items at the commissary, making phone calls, and their court fees.

The Avenal State Prison offers three ways for family and friends to deposit funds into their account.


There is no fee to use the LockBox service. This method provides a shorter holding time for those individuals that rather use a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order.

Electronic Fund Transfer

This option is the fastest option out of the three. The electronic fund transfer is a paid service; however, funds will be posted in the inmate’s account between 1 to 3 days.

Mail to Jail

You can mail the money order or check directly to the jail at the following address:

Avenal State Prison
1 Kings Way
Avenal, CA  93204

There is not a fee to use this service. However, out of the three options, this is the slowest. Once the prison gets your check or money order, it will be subjected to a 30-day hold.

Phone calls

Inmates cannot receive incoming calls. However, inmates can make outgoing calls. Inmates are permitted 15-minute phone calls. Inmates cannot use three-way calling or call forwarding. All calls may be recorded and monitored for safety purposes. 

There are two ways inmates can call you at the Avenal State Prison. Inmates can do collect calls. The receiver of the call will be responsible for the bill. Only downside to this is that collect calls cannot happen on cell phones. The receiver must have a landline. 

Majority of inmates opt-in with using the Global Tel*link (GTL). The Avenal State Prison contracts with the Global Tel*link. You will need to create an account. You can visit them on the web at their GTL website, or you can give them at a call at 1-888-415-0377.


Inmates can have visitors while they are at the Avenal State Prison. Visiting hours are on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 8am to 2pm.

Inmates can also receive visitors on the following holidays:

•    New Year’s Day
•    4th of July
•    Thanksgiving
•    Christmas

Before you can visit an inmate, you will need to fill out the visitor’s application. Once filled out, you will need to wait for it to be accepted. When accepted, you will be able to come down to the Avenal State Prison on the visiting days above to visit an inmate. 

Please beware that the Avenal State Prison has a visiting dress code in place. You cannot wear the following items: 

•    Tank Tops
•    Mini-Skirts
•    See Through Clothing
•    Offensive Clothing
•    Revealing Clothing

Visiting Hours

Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Holiday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The visiting starts in first in, first out type of fashion. No new visitors will be allowed in 45 minutes before the end of the visit day. 45 minutes before the end of the visit day officers start escorting those who were first in out of the visitor room.

How Often Can I Visit?

You can visit on Saturdays and Sundays as walk-in appointments. You can also make a visiting appointment on the VPASS website too, if you would like. 


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