As of 2015, there are two prisons in Soledad, California, which are the Salinas Valley State Prison and the Correctional Training Facility, notes the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Salinas Valley houses inmates at various security levels, while the Correctional Training Facility is designed for medium- and minimum-security level inmates who are approaching their release dates.
The Salinas Valley State Prison has several housing units, including the Administrative Segregation Unit. It also runs the Correctional Treatment Center for inmates who need professional inpatient health care, states the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The facility has an outpatient health program as well and provides Mental Health Crisis Beds. There is a separate facility on the grounds of the Salinas Valley State Prison that is part of the Department of State Hospitals and houses high-security inmates with major mental health disorders that leave them unable to function in the general population of inmates.
California opened what would become the Correctional Training Facility in 1946 as a work farm extension of San Quentin State Prison, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The facility provides Adult and Career Technical Educational to its inmates through its Valley Adult School, and supplies work assignments designed to teach inmates life skills that help them successfully return to their communities.