Prison Ministry in California

At VL, we believe God is working through us to spread the good news in prison systems throughout California. Given the size of California, we’re uniquely blessed to make an impact far larger than ourselves. Through our prison outreach program, VL delivers hope behind bars to incarcerated men and women in California’s state and federal prisons. This magazine service is completely free, coupled with other powerful information like podcasts, prison outreach events, and digital resources.  

We serve the highlighted federal prisons in California:


Terminal Island
Victorville Medium I
Victorville Medium II
Los Angeles
San Diego

We serve the highlighted county facilities in California:

Santa Clara County Jail
Stanislaus County Public Safety Center
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office – Ventura
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office – Santa Paula

We serve the highlighted private prisons in California:

CAI – Boston Avenue
CAI – Ocean View
California City Correctional Center
Golden State Annex
Leo Chesney Correctional Facility
Long Beach Community Reentry Center
Otay Mesa Detention Center

We are currently serving in the highlighted state prisons in California. GIVE NOW so we can deliver hope behind bars!

Avenal State Prison
California Correctional Center
California Correctional Institution
California Institution for Men
California Institution for Women
California Medical Facility
California Men’s Colony
California Rehabilitation Center
California State Prison, Corcoran
California State Prison, Los Angeles County
California State Prison, Sacramento
California State Prison, Solano
California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility
Calipatria State Prison
Centinela State Prison
Central California Women’s Facility

Chuckawalla Valley State Prison
Correctional Training Facility
Deuel Vocational Institution
Folsom State Prison
High Desert State Prison, California
Ironwood State Prison
Kern Valley State Prison
Mule Creek State Prison
North Kern State Prison
Pelican Bay State Prison
Pleasant Valley State Prison
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility at Rock Mountain
Salinas Valley State Prison
San Quentin State Prison
Sierra Conservation Center
Valley State Prison
Wasco State Prison


Join us in getting VL into every prison in the nation.

Though we’re already in several federal and private prisons, we’re looking to share even more powerful testimonies as we grow our prison ministry in California. Make a tangible impact in the lives of California’s incarcerated by supporting VL! For $500, we can distribute VL at a facility for one year. No matter the dollar amount, all donations act as a catalyst for helping us spread the good news. Help deliver hope behind bars with VL!


Know and love an incarcerated man or woman in California? Our Family Resources Page is a great tool for friends and families of the incarcerated. Browse our collection of helpful resources or reach out to our team to be covered in prayer. Our Partner Care Director, Pat Avery can be reached at