Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP)
24863 West Jayne Avenue, Coalinga, CA 93210, (559) 935-4900
Pleasant Valley State Prison is located about 200 miles north of Los Angeles. It is just off the I-5 freeway. The prison has housed Sirhan Sirhan, Erik Menendez and Gregory Haidl (the son of former Orange County assistant sheriff Don Haidl), who was convicted of the 2002 videotaped rape of a 16 year old Orange County girl on a pool table in a Newport Beach garage. CA Pleasant Valley State Prison
The prison was opened in 1994. It has a total population of 3,644 as of December, 2012. Its design capacity is 2,308. It has numerous vocational programs, such as air conditioning and refrigeration, auto body, small engine repair, auto detail, auto mechanics, auto paint, building maintenance, carpentry, computer repair, consumer electronics, dry cleaning, dry wall, janitorial, electrical work, welding and plumbing, among others.