Avenal State Prison, CA Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: May 22, 2022
Avenal State Prison

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The Avenal State Prison is a state prison in Avenal, California.

The Avenal State Prison is a maximum-security facility that can house up to 6577 adult male inmates comfortably.

The Avenal State Prison secures its borders with a 25ft high wall alongside ten-armed guard towers.

The facility is California’s only maximum-security facility. The Avenal State Prison is the facility that holds California’s death row inmates.

Inmates in the Avenal State Prison are housed in units that are made just for their security and personal needs. For instance, inmates who are preparing to be released will be in one unit while inmates who have special needs will be in another unit.

The Avenal State Prison also is actively involved in the California Corrections Enterprise Industries. This program will provide work assignments for inmates such as the following:

  • Customer Service Call Center

  • Laundry Operation

  • Furniture Factory

  • Metal Shop

Avenal State Prison - General Information

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    Kings County

  • Official Website


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    Kings County

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The California Department of Corrections has made it super easy and even extremely convenient to find out information on an inmate who is housed in the Avenal State Prison.

You can find the inmate roster on the California Department of Corrections site. You will be able to search the database using the following pieces of information:

  • Inmate’s Full Name

  • SID Number

Keep in mind that this database is updated on a regular basis, but if you feel as if this information is not correct, you should contact the Avenal State Prison directly.

Send a Mail/Package

Want to make an inmate's day while they are serving time in the Avenal State Prison? Send them a handwritten letter.

Inmates are permitted to send and receive letters from their loved ones back home.

You will need to keep in mind that all written letters will be opened and examined by an Avenal State Prison staff member.

You can send a letter to the following address:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Avenal State Prison

#1 Kings WayPO Box 8, Avenal, CA, 93204

Inmates can receive care packages as well, but you will need to get prior approval from the Avenal State Prison before you send the package, or it will be sent directly back to you.

Sending Money

Has your loved one asked you to send them money, so they can purchase things from the commissary or be able to use the telephone?

The Avenal State Prison has made it easy for you to send inmate money. You can do so by using the infamous JPay service.

The JPay service does charge you a service fee, but the inmate will typically receive the funds you send within one to three business days. Most of the time, they will receive the money within the day you send it.

You will be able to send funds over the phone, online, or in person. This makes it as easy as possible for you to send money from anywhere you are located

Phone Calls

The Avenal State Prison permits the inmates to use the telephones at their own expense. Inmates will have the chance to make 15-minute calls home. These calls are subjected to be monitored.

Visitation Rules

Inmates in the Avenal State Prison can also receive visitors as well.

Inmates who are in the behavioral health unit, infirmary, death row unit, segregation unit, or the intermediate care housing unit can have visitors only be appointments.

To schedule an appointment for an inmate in one of the above units, you can call 559-386-0587 between Monday through Thursday during the hours of 7 am to 2 pm.


  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
    8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Sunday
    8:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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