Conversion of Valley State Prison for Women


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
Document Title
Conversion of Valley State Prison for Women
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The CDCR/Department has decided to convert Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW) to facility that will house level II adult male inmates. The current female inmates at VSPW will be transferred to other state women's prisons and, in accordance with the provisions of Assembly Bill 109 (2011), to local detention facilities. The Department will retain the Central CA Women's Facility and CA Institution for Women as its female prisons. The objective of this decision is to address a projected reduction in the number of female inmates housed in CDCR correctional facilities and, correspondingly, to assist in the ongoing need to reduce overcrowding in other prisons that house male inmates.

Contact Information

Nancy MacKenzie
Agency Name
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The lead agency has determined that the conversion of VSPW to a level II adult male prison is not a project subject to CEQA because the decision to convert will simply reorganize which inmates are housed in a particular prison and will not affect the physical environment.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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