Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI)

Main Phone: (209) 835-4141

Physical Address: 23500 Kasson Road, Tracy, CA 95376 (Directions)

  • General Mailing: P.O. Box 400, Tracy, CA 95378-0400
  • Inmate Mailing: P.O. Box 600, Tracy, CA 95378-0600

General Population Visitation

Learn about contacting, visiting, and corresponding with inmates and juveniles who are in our institutions.

Reception Center Visitation

Please be advised that the visitation appointment(s) cannot be scheduled without a CDCR Number included in the email Subject line. All visits are scheduled in advance based on the date you wish to visit. Refer to the information below:

  • Email Monday between 7:00am - 9:00am, for Saturday Visits
  • Email Tuesday between  7:00am - 9:00am, for Sunday Visits
  • Call Friday between 8:00am - 9:00am, for either/both Saturday and Sunday Visits.

Email: dvivisiting@cdcr.ca.gov | Telephone: 209-830-3900 | Visiting Hotline: 1-800-374-8474

**All Visiting Appointments are scheduled on a First-Come First-Serve Basis**

  • PIA: Farm/dairy operation
  • Other: Youth Diversion, Religious, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous

DVI Education Programs

  • Academic: Adult Basic Education 100; Adult Basic Education 200; Computer Literacy; Auto Body repair; Building Maintenance; Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning (HVAC)
  • Kasson Adult School (KAS) which is part of Deuel Vocational Institution is a fully accredited Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) adult school. The programs offered through the school have been an integral part of the rehabilitation of thousands of men that have been incarcerated at DVI since 1953.
  • KAS provides academic programs that lead toward the completion of the General Education Development (GED) exam. College courses are offered through Coastline Community College which is part of the California Community College System and leads to an Associate Arts or Science Degree.
  • Career Technical Education classes are provided by credentialed instructors and train inmates in Auto Body & Paint, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning and Building Maintenance. A basic computer fundamentals class is also offered that provides skills in Micro-Soft Word, Excel, Access & Power Point.
  • Independent study programs are available for inmates that have institutional job assignments to further their educational goals or interests. Courses available assist inmates to prepare for the GED exam, basic literacy in reading and mathematics, American Sign Language, art appreciation, small business management, and a book & poetry club.
  • The physical education (PE) program is facilitated by a credentialed physical education teacher and provides conditioning and health & nutrient classes. The PE program provides inmates the opportunities to participate in intramural sports and activities year round.

Prison Industry Authority (PIA):

Dairy/Farm – The CALPIA operates a full dairy and farm operations on DVI grounds, which consists of approximately 1,400 head of cattle with 600 being milked on any given day producing approximately 162,000 gallons of milk per month. The dairy packages ½ pint, ½ gallon, 3 and 6 gallon dispensers in nonfat, 1%, 2%, milk. Also included is 1% chocolate milk. The milk is then shipped to PIA customers throughout the northern part of the state. CALPIA also farms approximately 450 acres of corn for silage, oats, and alfalfa hay used as cattle feed. This operation employs minimum support inmates who get on the job training as dairymen and/or farm hands.

DRP Programs

CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs offers a wide range of programs for inmates. Check to see which programs are offered at this institution.

Family Liaison Service Specialist

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 inmates pre-release preparation; and conduct Parenting and Creative Conflict Resolution classes for inmates. Please call the Institution to contact the Family Reunification Liaison.

Details

Reception Center (RC):

Staff process RC inmates by compiling and evaluating the inmates’ criminal records, life histories, medical and physiological histories, and social histories. The information is used to determine the inmates’ custody score and to identify any specific placement needs the inmates may have. Once the reception process is completed, the inmates are transferred to one of the 35 State prisons where they serve the remainder of their prison sentence.

General Population:

General Population inmates are those inmates that are remanded to the custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (CDCR) to serve their term of incarceration. The general population inmates at DVI provide support to the institution by working maintenance, food service, janitorial, as well as other jobs that serve in supporting the operation of the prison. General Population inmates also have the opportunity to attend education programs that include Adult Basic Education, GED programs, Career Technical Education (Computer Literacy, Building Maintenance, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning - HVAC, Auto Body Repair) and a multitude of other voluntary programs that afford the inmates an opportunities for self improvement.

History

DVI was named for the late Senator Charles D. Deuel who sponsored legislation establishing the institution. The facility opened in 1953 and was expanded in 1959, 1981 and 1993.

Warden Hill

Kimberly A. Seibel has been warden at Deuel Vocational Institution since January 2017.

Seibel was warden or acting warden at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison from 2015 until January 2017. Seibel served in several positions at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility from 1999 to 2015, including chief deputy warden, associate warden, captain, lieutenant and sergeant. She was a correctional officer at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi from 1994 to 1999 and an office assistant at the California State Prison, Sacramento from 1993 to 1994.

Local Inmate Family Councils (IFC's) are a gathering of family and friends of the incarcerated who meet regularly with Wardens to support visiting since keeping strong family connections with loved ones is a powerful rehabilitative tool. These IFC's promote visiting by clarifying rules and regulations as well as discussing health, education, vocational training, packages, books, and related issues. For more information on connecting with a local IFC, please visit the Statewide IFC website.