Avenal State Prison’s (ASP) Employee Action Committee (EAC) rolled out the fun for staff with a Sept. 14 lunch and festivities, all for good causes.
Monday, September 26, 2016
The atrium at CDCR Headquarters in Sacramento was festooned with colorful balloons and table coverings while live music got people moving. The event was the kick-off effort of the Our Promise campaign to rally CDCR employees to reach this year’s charitable contributions goal of $550,000.Continue Reading
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By Lt. Michael Dunn, AA/Public Information Officer Central California Women’s Facility A self-help author took the time to visit two female institutions recently, sharing her insights with women incarcerated at California Institution for Women (CIW) and Central California Women’s Facility…
There was no denying the pride in CDCR Secretary Scott Kernan’s face as he looked out over a room full of corrections employees and their families, gathered to honor their achievements and bravery at the 31st annual Medal of Valor ceremony.
Signups are under way for the sixth annual Power Soul Stroll for Health in Sacramento. The walk will promote community wellness and bring attention to the issue of infant mortality in the African American community, according to Diane Shepherd, a CDCR employee and founder the walk’s sponsor – Correctional Workers Who Care.
An in-prison Shakespeare program is coming full circle, as a man who participated in theater while incarcerated is now starring on a professional stage in his community.
CDCR officially kicks off the Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work campaign with a carnival-themed free event on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the atrium of CDCR Headquarters in Sacramento.
A routine trip home quickly turned into a rescue operation for CDCR Analyst Allen Aldon last month.
Aldon, who is assigned to the Office of Peace Officer Selection in Rancho Cucamonga, was on a freeway when he saw a vehicle run over a motorcyclist, leaving the bike rider lodged under the vehicle.
His quick actions helped save a life.
California Correctional Center officers and a captain rallied staff and retirees to assist a charity that helps victims of child sex trafficking.
Inmates at California Medical Facility showed their appreciation to the mental health team there by holding a poetry reading in their honor.