Now is the best time in recent years to apply to be a correctional peace officer. Process improvements made by the Office of Peace Officer Selection (OPOS) have resulted in significant improvements for candidates entering the selection process.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Crisis Response Team members from Avenal State Prison (ASP) and Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) are training hard for Urban Shield, a massive multi-agency training exercise slated for September 2016.Continue Reading
In an effort to reduce recidivism, CDCR has established the female offender program to create an environment where female offenders receive gender responsive supervision treatment and services that increase opportunities for a successful reintegration back into their communities.
On the Fridays of June 10, 17 and 24, Correctional Training Facility-Soledad, Tri-Facility held their annual graduation ceremonies in the CTF-Facility A, B and C visiting rooms, for the graduating classes of 2016.
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF) officials are investigating a staff assault that sent four correctional officers to the hospital. All the officers are expected to recover.
Inside CDCR recently sat down with Anthony Lucero, the 28-year Division of Juvenile Justice veteran who was named division director. He discusses the journey that has led him to a fulfilling career, and how he is looking forward to the challenges ahead.
David “Dutch” Van Dalsem, a former correctional officer, founded Rent-a-Gang to play bit parts in movies. The organization used parolees and former offenders. Correction News published this piece on the organization in 1991, focusing on former offender Eddie Sanchez.
Earlier this year, Centinela State Prison’s Physical Education Department, Game Changing Films, and Richie Schueler, a basketall commentator for ESPN and a former basketball coach, showcased its second Basketball Clinic on A, B, C, and D Facilities.
Volunteers from the International Bodhisattva Sanga (IBS) – Buddhist Education Program hosted a graduation banquet at Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) to celebrate the completion of the year-long program.
Avenal State Prison Warden Rosemary Ndoh and Pleasant Valley State Prison Warden Scott Frauenheim entered into a mutual-aid agreement with the City of Coalinga Police Department for the first time in over 30 years.
Offenders at Deuel Vocational Institution displayed their talents through visual and performing arts at the recent “Inmate Got Talent” show. Participating acts varied from singing and comedy to poetry and personal artistic drawings.