Mule Creek State Prison in Ione became the first all-SNY facility this year. Three of the four yards of Lancaster State Prison are reserved for SNY and honor convicts. Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga houses half of the SNY population. It is the only California state prison for men.
Pleasant Valley Prison was built in 1962 to hold just 400 inmates. By 1978, it had increased to 1,500 prisoners. In 2000, it reached its current size of 6300 inmates.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation operates three other prisons that house SNY inmates: Southern Nevada Correctional Facility in North Las Vegas, William E. Dettmar Youth Center in Los Angeles, and Western Reception/Confinement Center in Whipple, Arizona.
In addition, several cities have established their own jail facilities to hold SNY inmates. These include San Francisco's Golden Gate Park Jail and Los Angeles' Central Men's Jail. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department operates two smaller jails where some SNY inmates are held before being transferred to state prisons: Southwest Detention Center in Blythe and West Valley Detention Center in West Valley City.
Many people may believe that since SNY inmates receive better treatment in prison than they would in the community, then sending them to prison is a waste of resources.
It is one of the oldest continually functioning jails in the United States, having been established in 1836. Trenton State Prison was the previous name for this prison. It is a maximum-security facility with about 1,860 adult male and female inmates. The prison is located in Trenton, New Jersey, 16 miles from Philadelphia and 35 miles from New York City.
It is estimated that it cost $15 million to build Trenton State Prison, which at the time was considered a large amount of money. The prison has 72 cells designed for solitary confinement. There are also four smaller rooms called watchhouses where inmates can meet with visitors. The main entrance into the prison is through a high metal gate with an armed guard inside of it. A visitor walks up to the counter where they can leave items for prisoners who are in isolation. These items include food, books, music, and videos games.
Trenton State Prison has a small farm where inmates can grow vegetables for their meals. They also have a woodshop where inmates can make crafts such as birdhouses and toys for children. In addition, the prison runs a laundry service for inmates' clothing. Finally, they offer educational programs and counseling services for inmates.
The average age of an inmate at Trenton State Prison is 44 years old.
Visitors to Pleasant Valley State Prison: C yard is now on lockdown. If you have any questions, please contact the Visitor Center at (559) 935-0660. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Arizona Correctional Facility Lewis has eight units: Bachman, Barchey, Buckley, Eagle Point, Morey, Rast, Stiner, and Sunrise. Each of these units provides a wide range of programs, some of which are not available at other units. These units also have varying levels of custody. The lowest level is community confinement, which can be imposed as an alternative to jail time for first offenders with no prior convictions. Community confinement means that the person must comply with certain conditions in the community instead of being incarcerated in a cell.
The next level up is minimum security, which is a form of home confinement where an offender lives and works within a specified area. An offender may be required to wear an electronic monitoring device if this level of custody is imposed as an alternative to incarceration.
At maximum security, an individual is unable to leave his or her unit without permission from a staff member. There are several reasons why an inmate might be placed in maximum security confinement including; if the person has been convicted of a crime of violence; if the person has been convicted of multiple crimes; or if the person has demonstrated a pattern of violent behavior.
People who work at the facility include clerical staff, correctional officers, food service workers, health care providers, mechanics, maintenance workers, teachers, and visitors' services employees. The majority of the people who work at the facility are female because most inmates are male.
A maximum-security facility Lewis Prison, located in Buckeye, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix, is a medium-security prison run by the Arizona Department of Corrections. It now accommodates around 4,400 convicts and has a maximum capacity of 5,000. The jail contains seven housing units ranging in security from medium to high. In addition, there is a medical clinic, an education program offering courses on a wide range of topics, including literacy and writing skills, computer training programs, a drug treatment center, and many other services designed to help prisoners lead productive lives after their release.
Lewis Prison was built in 1992 to replace the old Buckeye Jail which had become overcrowded. The new facility is located about five miles from the old one and uses many of the same design elements. It is made of red rock with black asphalt roofs and looks like a giant teardrop from any location near the center of town. The main entrance is on South Lincoln Street with secondary entrances on West Buckeye Road and East Buckeye Avenue. There is also a back entrance off North 32nd Street that is used by personnel only.
Buckeye is a small town with a population of only 9,000 people. It is surrounded by farm land on all sides except for one small corner where a golf course sits. The prison is located in a remote area within walking distance of downtown but visible from I-10, which runs two miles south of the facility.