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CSP Solano Community Partnership Manager Tonya Parker Mashburn and Warden Eric Arnold.

CSP-Solano staff, inmates donate 233 pairs of eyeglasses

California State Prison, Solano, (SOL) is partnering with Lions In Sight of California and Nevada (LIS) to help make the world a brighter place for children and adults in need of eyeglasses. LIS is a nonprofit charitable organization and an endorsed project by Lions Clubs International bringing eyeglasses to a world of people in need.

Sierra Conservation Center activated in 1965.

Inmates learn career skills through Sierra Conservation Center pilot program

In February 2015, Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) embarked on a mission to provide inmates with sustainable information, tools and practice in career development. After months of research into the employability needs of inmates at SCC, the New Professionals program was a pilot program that demanded a commitment of 10 months from any inmate interested in learning the “how” and “why” of becoming a career-minded professional.

Warden Raymond Madden.

Governor appoints Raymond Madden as warden at Centinela SP

On Feb. 3, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Raymond Madden as warden at Centinela State Prison, where he has been acting warden since 2014 and has served in several positions since 2010, including chief deputy warden and associate warden. He started his career in 1990 at Pelican Bay State Prison as a correctional officer.