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Old 05-11-2019, 07:29 PM
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Default Son is going to Salinas Valley

I am very worried. He only has 2 years or so and he is a level 4. He is still in DVI right now but has already had 3 mo added for a fight that he had to participate in. Does anyone know what the housing is like at SV for level 4? Believe it or not, the only violent thing he has actually done has been this fight in DVI and a fight in county jail of self-defense- which he took the rap for to keep from being a "snitch". Otherwise, his DV charge was bogus too. So he looks way worse on paper than he actually is and I am worried about his safety. He has been in a level 2 prison for a year for a non-violent crime. He was hoping to get his GED and get training in Welding. Do they actually have these programs available or is it just advertised they do? I am fairly new to all of this and I live out of state so I cannot go visit him, however, he is going to try and parole to my state, if possible. Anyone know about that process? Thank you.
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:43 AM
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Here is a link to the SVSP

And here is one for the Interstate Compact Agreement
that one talks about what needs to be done to transfer parole.

This link might also talk about what programs are available as SVSP

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I don't know about the parole question. You may want to post questions about Salinas in the California / Salinas Valley prison section. You might get more responses there.

Your son has managed to get himself involved in incidents (fights) twice. This can sometimes be a result of things out of their control. But he needs to get smart. He has a 2 year sentence and suddenly he is being sent to a level 4 max security prison. That means CDCR has piled discipline points on him for whatever he has gotten involved in.

His prior sentence was at a level 2. This time he has been in county and at DVI. Salinas Valley is not the same as county, or DVI, or whatever level 2 prison he was at. It is tougher. Getting involved in this crap at Salinas is a bad idea. It is harder to avoid there so he must try even harder.

Level 4 prisons have programming and he can participate, work on his GED. I believe not as available as it would be at lower level prison like the level 2 or DVI. His bad record on paper may affect how guards view him so he should be mindful of that.
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