Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the following holidays: Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
To schedule a visiting appointment, you must call (209) 830-3900 on Fridays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org Monday or Tuesday between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
For updated information concerning DVI visitor hours or closures, please contact the Visitor Hotline at (800) 374-8474, and follow the voice prompt for information specific to DVI.
A CDCR funded Visitor Center is at the institution operated by a community-based organization under contract to CDCR. The Visitor Center provides visiting assistance to family members and friends including a sheltered place to wait before and after visits, transportation to and from local transit terminals, childcare, clothing appropriate for visits on loan, and information about local resources, visiting rules and regulations.
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.
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The mission at Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) is two-fold: DVI’s primary mission is as a reception center that receives inmates from 29 Northern California counties. DVI’s secondary mission is to provide housing for general population, level I, II and III inmates serving their term of incarceration at DVI.
Reception Center: 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.
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.
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.
Kimberly A. Seibel has been acting 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.