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Opened in early 1987, Avenal State Prison (ASP) carries the distinction of being the first prison to be solicited by a local community and the first all-new prison built in California in 20 years. ASP provides basic medical, dental, and mental health services to a patient population of approximately 4,100.
ASP is located in the central valley community of Avenal. While working at ASP, you can live a country commute away, among the rolling hills of Paso Robles or the relaxed culture of Cal Poly’s San Luis Obispo. Here, you can take advantage of your new work-life balance with California Correctional Health Care Services and discover artisanal, regional wineries; explore the easily accessible beaches of the central coast; or enjoy the vistas provided by the many hiking and biking trails throughout the area.