California’s winter rains won’t allow a repeat of the nearly 7,000 fires that scorched Golden State landscapes in 2016, but trials remain for firefighters in CDCR’s 44 conservation camps — also tasked with flood and emergency medical response efforts. The majority of CDCR’s inmate firefighters are adult offenders, but a collection of 57 youthful offenders at the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp (PGYCC) represent the oldest continuously operated fire camp in California. Those young offenders recently went through intense training to earn CPR/first aid certification.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Victoria Hurd isn’t afraid of the dark. The Fairfield native, emboldened by her remarkable path to recovery from trauma, has become a champion for the crime victim and survivor community. Speaking passionately from a lectern at Fremont Park during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) on April 4, Hurd confronted the details of the horrific 2013 double-murder of her parents as they lay sleeping in her Davis home.Continue Reading
Condemned inmate Anthony Delgado, 49, attacked a correctional officer with an inmate-manufactured weapon at San Quentin State Prison Thursday morning while being examined by medical staff.
In 1930, San Quentin Warden James B. Holohan voiced his appreciation for the cooperation and support of those who volunteered their time and energy into an event to held rehabilitate inmates.
For four months, Correctional Officer Danny Condon’s infant daughter has battled a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. Through time-bank donations, he’s been able to be there to help his daughter and support his family. Fellow employees at CSP-Sacramento and across CDCR are banding together to help the Condon family.
Staff from Deuel Vocational Institution slipped into wacky costumes and then slipped into the chilly waters of South Lake Take for the Law Enforcement Torch Run’s Polar Plunge.
Officials at Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) are investigating an alleged assault that sent two correctional officers to local hospitals with minor injuries last night.
Part of CDCR’s mission is to provide effective rehabilitation and treatment so offenders can successfully integrate back into the community. The Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) has an active role by providing a range of programs and services to parolees while encouraging and assisting in their rehabilitative efforts. DAPO’s Northern Region Adult Programs Unit recently hosted Reentry Resource Fairs at Folsom Women’s Facility and California State Prison, Sacramento.
Cassandra “Cassie” Vera from Room for Dreams California recently visited Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) to announce the winner of an essay contest. The contest consisted of letters submitted by inmates at SCC for a dream-room makeover for their child.
Officials at Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) are investigating two separate serious batteries on staff that occurred early in the morning of April 17, 2017.
An early morning coffee stop for two Folsom State Prison custody staff members turned into a foot-pursuit of suspected robbers.