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Salinas Valley State Prison

Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) is a 300-acre (120 ha) California state prison located 5 miles (8 km) north of Soledad, in Monterey County, California, adjacent to Correctional Training Facility.

Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP)
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LocationMonterey County,
near Soledad, California
Coordinates36°28′45″N 121°22′26″W / 36.4792°N 121.3739°W / 36.4792; -121.3739Coordinates: 36°28′45″N 121°22′26″W / 36.4792°N 121.3739°W / 36.4792; -121.3739
Security classMaximum
Population3,331 (as of 6 December 2013[1])
OpenedMay 1996
Managed byCalifornia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
WardenWilliam Muniz

The prison consists of five facilities: A, B, C, D, and M. Of the five, Facility A houses Sensitive Needs Yard (SNY)[clarification needed] inmates. The surrounding housing units hold level-4 and level-3 inmates, the two highest security rankings. M yard is a level-1 yard which houses approximately 200 inmates.

The prison had a gymnasium which, due to the prison's over-crowding, at one time had been converted into a dormitory but due to inmate population reductions was shut down around 2008.

The prison also houses a Department of Mental Health Intermediate Treatment Program (Salinas Valley Psychiatric Program) to accommodate the psychological needs of inmates.


Notable prisonersEdit

Location of Soledad in Monterey County, and Monterey County in California

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Offender Information Services Branch (3 January 2013). "Monthly Report of Population" (PDF). California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: 2. Retrieved 15 January 2013.

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