In the latest First Watch installment, Wasco State Prison employees went red for charity, a Boy Scout took his Eagle Scout project to two fire camps, Pleasant Valley State Prison employees helped students with college expenses and students learned about parole agents during career day.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
CDCR's Division of Adult Parole Operations work with parolees to prep them for the 2017 Fair Chance Hiring Fair at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College.Continue Reading
In December 2016, the City of Greenfield Police Department requested the services of the Correctional Training Facility Vocational Education Department with the refurbishing of two veteran patrol vehicles to fit their new roles as unmarked units.
By Lt. James Crandall, AA/PIO California Correctional Center California Correctional Center (CCC) Firehouse and Transportation staff recently participated in the “Every 15 Minutes” program at Lassen High School in Susanville. The program is presented by the California Highway Patrol (CHP)…
Coalinga City Hall served as the staging ground for scenarios to train multiple agencies to deal with an active shooter situation. CDCR Crisis Response Teams from Avenal State Prison, Pleasant Valley State Prison, Kern Valley State Prison, Corcoran State Prison and Wasco State Prison coordinated response training with the Coalinga police department, fire department and emergency medical services.
In observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) hosted its annual five-day Victim Impact Speakers Panel. The panel was composed of victims and survivors of crime representing various victims’ rights organizations: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Lodi Gang Reduction Intervention Program, Parents of Murdered Children, Operation Care, and the Partnership for Re-entry Program.
Two correctional officers were treated and released from a local hospital after being attacked by an inmate Wednesday at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD).
Therese Giannelli, Community Resources Manager (CRM) at California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC), was named the 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Volunteer of the Year for her outstanding work in support of Special Olympics athletes and the Special Olympics community. With the 2017 Sacramento LETR approaching on June 23, Giannelli sat down with InsideCDCR to discuss volunteer work, rehabilitation and life as a CRM.
CDCR staff from Central California Women’s Facility and Valley State Prison laced up their running shoes for charity. The CDCR staff participated in the 2017 Madera County Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting the Special Olympics of Northern California.
On Father’s Day and all year long, organizations like the Place4Grace are working to ensure families impacted by incarceration stay connected and supported. Through Place4Grace, men incarcerated at Valley State Prison (VSP) were able to hear about the importance of being connected and rehabilitation from an Emmy Award-nominated actor with a powerful story to tell.
California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) inmate Tommy Corral successfully completed the GED program and graduated in December 2016. Through hard work on his part using the step-down program, he’s gone from serving time in a security housing unit to a level II institution.