Kern Valley State Prison

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Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)
Kern Valley State Prison (2012-01-28) (crop).jpg
KVSP during a foggy winter morning
Aerial view
LocationDelano, California
Coordinates35°45′58″N 119°19′30″W / 35.7661°N 119.3251°W / 35.7661; -119.3251Coordinates: 35°45′58″N 119°19′30″W / 35.7661°N 119.3251°W / 35.7661; -119.3251
Security classMaximum
Population3,871 (158.1%) (as of 31 December 2012[1])
OpenedJune 2005
Managed byCalifornia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
WardenChristian Pfeiffer

Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) is a male-only state prison in Delano, California. Kern Valley is a Level IV Maximum Security institution. This prison houses 3,721 inmates with a design capacity of 2,448 or 152.0 percent.[2] Kern Valley opened in June 2005 and has an annual operating budget of US$123 million. The facility is adjacent to the North Kern State Prison.

Location of Delano in Kern County, and Kern County in California

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  1. ^ Offender Information Services Branch (3 January 2013). "Monthly Report of Population" (PDF). California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: 2. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  2. ^ "News" (PDF). 2017.

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