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First Post: I've just found out that my loved one is headed to DVI. I have visited him while he was in Arizona but not sure what to expect now that he is finally back in-state. DO i need to re-apply for visiting or does it just transfer. Do they use the cards in the vending machines? I still have a bunch of money on the card and will ask for a refund if those are not used at DVI. How long is visiting? Can i visit both days? Is an appointment needed? how fast is mail getting through. Does anyone know if they have good programs there for the inmates? Thank you in advance
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Hi! So what is the actual process in reception? The inmate sees their counselor first? Then get an appointment for a physical? Then the counselor orders their file? Then they get mainlined? My husband got to DVI on 11/22. Any assistance will help on this waiting game. Thanks!
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Reception is the hardest part (I think)
It can go fast, or take forever. I think its supposed to be like 90 days or so. But it can take longer.
Pretty much what you said in your post is the way it goes.
They will figure out his points and what yard he should be on from those.
They will likely give him a few places he might be sent, and then when they have room for him, send him wherever they have room for him.
Once mainlined, it goes a bit easier.

sorry this took so long to answer. I just now saw it and merged your question into the newbie thread...
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Default DVI: What is the process in Reception?

Thanks for replying! I notice that some the questions are old and I didnít know if things may have changed. I just wanted to know if anyone knows the sequence of what happens while in reception. Counselor first, physical second, etc.? Waiting with no answers on end is hard. Thanks, Weeeblee!
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You know? Im not sure the order or even if there IS one.
all I know is from what my hub told me.
And his case was really different because he was in reception for 13 months. yeah.

All of that got done, but he sat in reception forever. FINALLY he got sent to cci.
Just keep writing him. I believe you can send him some stationary to correspond with you and if he does get moved the mail will eventually get to him. (probably really old by the time he gets it but he should get it)

Also not sure yet if they have implemented the phones for reception inmates. That is new or going to be happening (I hear)
Again sorry it took so long to get any info.
and yes, the info is old and most likely it still applies.
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I see. That’s good to know that there might not be an order. I may have to update this message once we are all over this process. It may help other people or at least give them some peace of mind. Good thing is that he just saw his Counselor, so hopefully he gets mainlined soon. And DVI currently gives him a call once a month, not sure if that’s a new thing. I’m just glad to hear his voice.
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Old 03-03-2018, 01:27 AM
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Do you know typically when he will get mainlined after he sees his counselor? At this point they have already told him his points and gave him two options of where he will be going.
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Im probably not the one to answer due to the crazy amount of time it took to mainline my hub.
I believe they *say* it will be about 90 days.
And dont be surprised if they move him to a facility other than what they said they would.
It all depends on where they get room for him that fits his needs.
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Welp “90 days” would suck considering his sentence would almost be up. There’s almost no reason to mainline him at that point. I guess with CDCR, I wouldn’t be surprised with the amount of waiting time.
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Default Has anyone heard how the integration is going at DVI in Tracey, CA

I have a friend who might be moved to DVI in Tracy, CA. He has heard some information about his location, but itís all kind of old news. Heís wondering if anyone has a loved one that has been transferred there recently, and how did it go?
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Default What kind of prison is dvi tracy? Is it bad? What level yards?

As of 2018 i need info on what dvi tracy is like. Is it dangerous? What level yards? Is it all sny yards now? Can anyone chime in.
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As of 2018 i need info on what dvi tracy is like. Is it dangerous? What level yards? Is it all sny yards now? Can anyone chime in.
It's a small prison and older, built in the 1940's or 1950's. About 1,000 reception inmates and around 1,000 GP inmates level 1, 2, 3. The level 1 will already be integrated. The level 2 will be integrated soon if not already. I don't know if there is level 3 SNY. Unlikely given how small the prison is.
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My hubby went back on new case and he had been off parole almost 3 years prior to new case. So he has a new number and I know he’s in reception at DVI. MY question is how are points calculated or assigned when you go back on new case? Does he start with the points he had when last released even though he made it off parole? Does anyone know if enhancements are reduced or removed during reception? I’m just lost, waiting for a call or more news. He’s been gone from county now for about 10 days and I’ve only received 1 letter.
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Question Son sent to DVI Jan 2019

Hi i am New at this whole prison thing, but in Dec 2018 my son was sentenced to 16mon low term. He was in RCCC Elk Grove from Sept to Dec and we bailed him out on his sentence date after bail was approved. In Jan 2019 on his court date he was remmanded. The judge told him he had with time served already 172 days and about 100 days to still do. After 1 week being back at RCCC he was sent to DVI. Now hes in Reception. But when i look him up they have his Parole Eligibility Date of 6/2019. That is not with his time served. Can someone pls shed some light for me and let me know abt how long it takes for credits to show? The judge said 100 days to serve and on his epd shows 5 months b4 he is released??

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Hi i am New at this whole prison thing, but in Dec 2018 my son was sentenced to 16mon low term. He was in RCCC Elk Grove from Sept to Dec and we bailed him out on his sentence date after bail was approved. In Jan 2019 on his court date he was remmanded. The judge told him he had with time served already 172 days and about 100 days to still do. After 1 week being back at RCCC he was sent to DVI. Now hes in Reception. But when i look him up they have his Parole Eligibility Date of 6/2019. That is not with his time served. Can someone pls shed some light for me and let me know abt how long it takes for credits to show? The judge said 100 days to serve and on his epd shows 5 months b4 he is released??
Well, typically correct EPRD won't show till after he has seen counselor and endorsed to a mainline prison.

Having said that I cannot understand WTF they are doing sending a guy to state prison who will be released in about 5 months. Or less. Reception typically lasts longer than 5 months. No way would he ever make it to mainline.

?????

Check with attorney who handled his case. Unless I'm missing something he would normally remain in county jail and not gone to state given such short time. Makes no sense.
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Well, typically correct EPRD won't show till after he has seen counselor and endorsed to a mainline prison.

Having said that I cannot understand WTF they are doing sending a guy to state prison who will be released in about 5 months. Or less. Reception typically lasts longer than 5 months. No way would he ever make it to mainline.

?????

Check with attorney who handled his case. Unless I'm missing something he would normally remain in county jail and not gone to state given such short time. Makes no sense.
Thanks for the info. And I said the samething....WTF?? Yes his eprd is 6/2019 and they just took him to Tracy on jan 16th. Its crazy! So yes i will contact his Public Pretender and see if he can give me any new information. So will his credits served show up anytime soon? Since he is still in Reception? And i dont know when we can visit or when he will call again! We didnt expect RCCC to NOT keep him with such a short time to do!
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My hubby went back on new case and he had been off parole almost 3 years prior to new case. So he has a new number and I know heís in reception at DVI. MY question is how are points calculated or assigned when you go back on new case? Does he start with the points he had when last released even though he made it off parole? Does anyone know if enhancements are reduced or removed during reception? Iím just lost, waiting for a call or more news. Heís been gone from county now for about 10 days and Iíve only received 1 letter.



I wish I knew how they calculate points. Hopefully someone will come along and give you an answer.
Im sorry you have not heard from him. Most often its no phone calls while in reception (but I understand they do get like one a month or something like that)
Hopefully he will write again soon!
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Thanks for the info. And I said the samething....WTF?? Yes his eprd is 6/2019 and they just took him to Tracy on jan 16th. Its crazy! So yes i will contact his Public Pretender and see if he can give me any new information. So will his credits served show up anytime soon? Since he is still in Reception? And i dont know when we can visit or when he will call again! We didnt expect RCCC to NOT keep him with such a short time to do!
I do not think credits or accurate EPRD will show until he has seen a counselor at reception and determined mainline prison. This can take months. And with an EPRD of 6/2019 it's hard to understand that ever happening. It's equally hard to understand what he's doing at DVI reception.

When my son was in reception he could not phone the whole. My understanding is that has changed and monthly phone calls are allowed?

He / you can write. And you should. See what he has to say about this mystery. Something is missing and I suspect if PD can't shed any light he is the only one who can.
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My stepson went there at the end of October and still hasn't been mainlined. This sucks. His dad and I really miss him and haven't got to hug our son in over 2 years.
This is his first go around and we don't know what to expect. I cry every time I think about what he is going through.
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My stepson went there at the end of October and still hasn't been mainlined. This sucks. His dad and I really miss him and haven't got to hug our son in over 2 years.
This is his first go around and we don't know what to expect. I cry every time I think about what he is going through.
I totally understand how you feel. My son has only been in DVI Reception almost 4weeks and it feels like forever! He is my only son and my pride n joy!! This is his first time going to prison and he only has (from what judge ordered) only 100 days to do, so I am so confused why they even took him to dvi. And what hurts the most is his first baby is to be here on Feb 23 2019. It breaks my heart!! I hope n pray you will get to see, hug, talk to your son soon. I cry everyday too so my heart goes out to you. My son is 20yrs old and has gun charge and Sac County just wants to lock him up and throw away the key. Incarcerating these kids aren't helping them but only having them locked up with anger. They need to educate them not just lock them up!! I hate California laws and I pray one day the system will benefit society instead of just locking them up and getting out with no rehabilitation but just anger! Good Luck to you and I pray for you and your family AND your son. God Bless!! And like I always tell my son at the end of letters......Be Strong, Keep ur head up, And have Faith! 🙏🙏
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It's a small prison and older, built in the 1940's or 1950's. About 1,000 reception inmates and around 1,000 GP inmates level 1, 2, 3. The level 1 will already be integrated. The level 2 will be integrated soon if not already. I don't know if there is level 3 SNY. Unlikely given how small the prison is.
Just curious if anyone knows if building E is protective custody? My dad just got sent here and is in building E, he's 70+ years old and never even been to jail before this nightmare.
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Just curious if anyone knows if building E is protective custody? My dad just got sent here and is in building E, he's 70+ years old and never even been to jail before this nightmare.
If your dad just got sent there, and he is new to the system, he is in reception. There is no protective custody (SNY) in reception. It takes best part of 6 months to get through reception after which, he will be almost certainly sent to another prison.

Generally speaking I do not believe Deuel has any SNY yards. It is mostly a reception prison and the General Population level is quite small.
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My husband just found out he is going to the ranch from DVI reception. Does anyone know how visiting works there? Also how long does it usually takes to actually move once ye has been endorsed?

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I dont have any experience with DVI or *the ranch* but when he will go is probably dependent on how soon they can get a bed for him. Could be fairly soon, or take a while. (I know, not helpful)


going to guess that visiting is similar as any other prison in CA (unless its like a fire camp, then for sure I dont know)
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My husband just found out he is going to the ranch from DVI reception. Does anyone know how visiting works there?
Agree with Sidewalker. He moves when a bed is available, hurry up and wait status. All facilities follow the same general visiting procedures and rules which you can download from the main CDCR website. But each facility has their own local rules and it does help to find out their specifics.

Problem is there is no CDCR facility called the ranch. He gave you a nickname so you can't learn anything from that. Find out from him the proper facility name that he is going to. Then post your question in the visiting thread for that facility. You will likely get a response and some advise from a regular visitor.
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