Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp youth angle for better future

Young offenders battling blazes in northern California caught a break to cool off and learn some life skills thanks to a program offered by the state wildlife department.

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CDCR employees raise nearly $80k for Special Olympics

On their own time, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees raised nearly $80,000 to benefit the Special Olympics of Northern California and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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Avenal State Prison Honor Guard presents colors at memorial

On Friday, September 5, Avenal State Prison Honor Guard presented its colors for retired Correctional Officer Charles Bryson who passed away on August 29.

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Salinas Valley State Prison inmates donate $3,500 to SPCA

Salinas Valley State Prison inmates involved with the Freedom Within Prison Project, a self-help group at the prison, recently raised money for the SPCA’s “Take the Lead Program.”

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CDCR firefighters climb stairs in honor of those killed in 9/11 attacks

R.J. Donovan (RJD) Correctional Facility staff participated in this year’s 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego. The effort is a personal one for the facility’s fire chief.

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