Pleasant Valley State Prison Inmate Search, Mugshots and Prison Information

Updated on: April 14, 2020
Pleasant Valley State Prison

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Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) houses Adult in the city of Coalinga, California. The prison opened their doors in 1994.

This multi-mission facility consists of the following smaller buildings:

  • Level I
  • Level III
  • Level IV
  • Security Housing Unit
  • Administrative Segregation Unit
  • Prison Industry Authority
  • Protective Housing Unit
  • Long-Term Restricted Housing
  • Correctional Treatment Center
  • Enhanced Program Facility

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Pleasant Valley State Prison - General Information

Facility Name: Pleasant Valley State Prison
Facility Type: State Prison
Address: PO Box 8500, Coalinga, CA, 93210
Phone: 559-935-4900
Capacity: 5188
Facility Type: Adult
Date Established: 1994
City: Coalinga
Postal Code: 93210
State: California
County: Fresno County
Official Website: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Facilities_Locator/PVSP.html

Finding someone who is currently serving time in the Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) is easier than ever. California state prisons have their own database that can be found on the California Department of Corrections official website.

The only information you will need in order to have a successful inmate search at the Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) is their inmate number or their first and last name.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

Earlier we stated how the Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) consisted of many smaller buildings, so if you are looking to send mail and/or a package, this can be tricky. First question comes to mind is “Where is Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP)?”

To send mail and packages, here are all the addresses they have. However, keep in mind, you will need to ask the inmate what building they are in to ensure that they will receive your letter or package in a timely manner.

Inmate Name, ID
Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP)
PO Box 8500, Coalinga, CA, 93210

Besides letters you can send the following items:

  • Books, Magazines, & Newspapers (Must be from the publisher with a max limit of 4)
  • Photos
  • Stamps (max limit of 40)
  • Calendars
  • Children’s Drawings
  • Postage Embossed Envelopes (max limit of 40)
  • Legal Paper
  • Blank Envelopes
  • Typing Paper
  • Blank Paper

Inmates can receive quarterly packages. The approved vendor list is here.

Sending Money

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There are three different ways one can send money to those serving time in Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP).

Lock Box

Lock Box will be the most cost-effective way to send money. There is no fee to use this service. This service provides a smaller hold time when sending money by personal check, money order, or using a cashier’s check.

EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)

The electronic funds transfer will be the fastest option out of the three. It will post the money on the inmates account within 72 hours. However, this is a paid service. You will be paying for their service.

The service providers are the following:

  • JPay
  • GTL/Connectnetwork
  • Keefe

Send Checks to the Prison

This service is completely free. However, out of the three services, this way will take the longest. All money going to the prison is subjected to a 30-day hold. You will need to make all checks and money orders out to the California Department of Corrections. Also write the inmates number on the check too.

Phone calls

The Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) contracts with the Department of General Services Inmate/Ward Telephone System also known as GTL.

GTL has two different plans for their inmates. You can either choose prepaid collect or collect. Prepaid collect is funding the account each month and money getting deducted as it is used. The collect plan is where you will receive a monthly bill every month like your own cell phone bill.

Visitation

The easiest and fastest way to set-up a visitation appointment with an inmate is to sign up for California Department of Corrections website. Before you sign up for a visiting appointment, you will need to make an account first.

Visiting Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Holiday

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 as often as there are appointments in Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP). They upload new appoints for the Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) on Sundays at 8pm.

Directions

Refer the map below to find the driving directions

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