The annual summit is presented by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Friends-CARE, a non-profit organization providing support to families of incarcerated people. The event draws together CDCR staff, law enforcement and legal experts to teach with youth how the choices they make today have consequences which last far into the future.
Some inmates have taken their education seriously at Pelican Bay State Prison, earning them tools to help them someday ease back into society.
Growing up in a home where food wasn’t always available drives this CDCR employee to give to local charities to help combat hunger and homelessness.
Female former offenders who served the end of their sentences at Casa Aurora, a Female Rehabilitative Community Correctional Center in Bakersfield, gathered recently for a reunion unlike any other.
Student inmates earned GED certificates, vocational certificates or college degrees during a recent graduation ceremony at Mule Creek State Prison’s Creekside Adult School.