The Central California Women’s Facility staff participated in the 2016 Madera County Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting the Special Olympics of Northern California.
Friday, July 29, 2016
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While on his way to work at Calipatria State Prison on July 22, a CDCR correctional sergeant helped save the life of a 4-month-old baby.
The department formally activated California’s 33rd prison, Kern Valley State Prison, on Wednesday, June 15, 2005, with the arrival of the first Level I inmates and a media tour.
After CCWF participated in a coat drive for a local school for at-risk youth, the prison’s leadership decided they could do more to help the students.
The CDCR Office of Employee Health (OEH) will conduct an educational presentation on the Zika Virus for CDCR staff on Friday, July 29 from 12-1 p.m. at CDCR Headquarters in the Kern/Colorado room. The presentation will also be viewable statewide as a streaming video on the CDCR intranet.
Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has announced the appointment of Rosemary Ndoh as warden of Avenal State Prison and Christian Pfeiffer as warden of Kern Valley State Prison. Neither position requires Senate confirmation.
Eighty-one California Correctional Institution inmates recently graduated with either a GED or Vocational Completion Certificate. Thirty-two earned a GED while 49 earned certificates in vocations from HVAC, Autobody/Paint, Welding and Auto Mechanics.
Bringing a son or daughter to work at a prison can prove challenging, so the warden at Ironwood decided to bring the prison to the children.
The Choice Theory Internal Empowerment Coaching Program has proven successful in changing inmate behavior at the California Institution for Women.
CDCR Parole Special Agents and Correctional Officers from Fresno and Tulare counties, along with partners from the Fresno Police Department, joined forces Thursday to apprehend parolees-at-large in the Fresno area. The sweep, entitled “Operation Heat,” resulted in the arrest of seven parolees, four of whom were parolees-at-large. Agents and officers also confiscated one rifle, body armor, ammunition, heroin and drug paraphernalia.