Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP)

CVSP occupies approximately 125 acres, within 1735 acres owned by the State of California. Groundbreaking for CVSP took place in March 1987. Activation occurred on December 5, 1988. Ironwood State Prison (ISP) is located next to CVSP and shares part of the 1735 acres. CVSP’s design capacity is 1738; current population as of January 31, 2019 is 2733. CVSP is comprised of four Level II Non-Designated Programming Facility Yards and one Level I Non-Designated Programming Facility Yard. CVSP maintains operation of a fire house, water treatment plant, waste water treatment plant, the vehicle maintenance garage, recycling and salvage program (RASP) for CVSP and ISP. In addition to the above, CVSP provides laundry services via Prison Industry Authority (PIA) for CVSP and ISP. The fire house is comprised of one fire chief; five fire captains and ten inmate firefighters. The fire house responds to local mutual aid and provides coverage for CVSP and ISP. The fire department personnel provide training and certification for inmate firefighters to be prepared for job placement upon parole.

Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP) Contact Details

Address: 21633 Avenue 24, Madera, CA
City: Chowchilla
Zip: 93610
Phone 1: 559-665-6100
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Holiday 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM