Avenal State Prison


Avenal State Prison California

Avenal State Prison

Avenal State Prison is a facility designed to house minimum to medium security inmates.  The facility itself is actually made up of six independent facilities, which are each given a letter name, and many buildings.  Avenal State Prison can hold an astounding 10,000 inmates, the size of a small town.

Inmates incarcerated at Avenal are offered many programs that include wood and carpentry, HVAC/refrigeration skills, auto body and mechanic skills, welding, electrical, plumbing, office related services, electronics, print and graphic arts programs.  All of these programs are aimed at giving inmates practical skills that they can use to earn a living once they are released from prison.  Like almost all correctional facilities Avenal offers inmates basic adult education, GED courses, substance abuse treatment and a program that helps former gang members.

Visiting Hours at Avenal State Prison:

Visiting is on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-2pm.  You can also visit on New Year's day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas day.  You can reduce your wait time for visitation by scheduling an appointment online here.  Please note you must be on an inmate's approved visitation list in order to visit.

Physical Address:

Avenal State Prison
1 Kings Way
Avenal, CA  93204


(559) 386-0587

Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Avenal State Prison
Facility A - ​P.O. Box 901
Facility B - ​P.O. Box 902
Facility C -​ P.O. Box 903
Facility D -​ P.O. Box 904
Facility E -​ P.O. Box 905
Facility F -​ P.O. Box 906
Avenal, CA 93204