Donovan State Prison

Donovan State Prison Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: August 12, 2021
State
California
City
San Diego
Postal Code
92179
County
San Diego County
Phone Number
619-661-6500
Location
480 Alto Road, San Diego, CA, 92179

About Donovan State Prison

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In San Diego County, California, you will find the Donovan State Prison.

The Donovan State Prison is classified as a level I medium-security state facility.

The Donovan State Prison can house up to 4770 male offenders at any given time. The Donovan State Prison consists of multiple units. Within these units you will find double-bunked beds. The only place where there will be no double-bunked beds is in the temporary holding cells.

The Donovan State Prison is nestled behind two (2) sixteen-foot fences topped with razor wire alongside an electronic detention system.

The Donovan State Prison comes equipped with many programs including the following:

  • Education Classes

  • Anger Management Courses

  • Sex Offender Treatment

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

You will have the chance to send mail to the inmate while they are in the Donovan State Prison as well. All incoming and outgoing mail will be checked by a correctional officer.

There are strict guidelines when it comes to sending mail such as you cannot use the following:

  • Glitter

  • Staples

  • Paper Clips

  • Sexual Content

  • Stickers

Sending Money

Just like nearly all other state prisons, the Donovan State Prison also uses JPay for their offender money needs. JPay is a service where you can easily put money on an inmate's books using your credit or debit card. You can deposit money over the phone, or you can do so directly online on the website.

Phone calls

Inmates in the Donovan State Prison will be permitted to call their loved ones while they are serving out their time. However, their loved ones will NOT be permitted to call them and/or leave them messages with the correctional staff.

Inmates will have access to the phones during the day. Inmates will NOT have access to the phones if the facility is under lockdown or they are in discipline.

Visitation

To visit an inmate in the Donovan State Prison, you will need to follow the facility's dress code, submit to a search of you and your vehicle, along with bringing your photo identification card such as your driver’s license.

The Donovan State Prison changes their visitation hours every so often. You will need to contact the Donovan State Prison to find out the latest visitation hours prior to you going down to the facility.

Visiting Hours

Saturday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Directions

Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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