|Population||2,907 (118.7% capacity) (as of July 31, 2022)|
|Managed by||California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation|
Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) is a male-only state prison in Delano, California. Kern Valley is a Level IV Maximum Security institution, opened in June 2005 with a design capacity of 2,448 inmates. The facility is adjacent to North Kern State Prison and has an annual operating budget of US$123 million.
As of July 31, 2022, Kern Valley was incarcerating people at 118.7% of its design capacity, with 2,907 occupants.
- Juan Manuel Alvarez, serving 11 life sentences without possibility of parole for parking an SUV on the tracks causing a train collision that lead to 11 deaths and 177 injuries.
- "California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Monthly Report of Population As of Midnight July 31, 2022" (PDF). California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Internal Oversight and Research. July 31, 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 5, 2022. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
- Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) official website
- California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Official website
- Website for families of prisoners at KVSP