California State Prison, Solano, held an event honoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Actors and audiences have found relevance in William Shakespeare’s words for hundreds of years, and his themes of courage and redemption are being brought to a very unlikely stage – inside the walls of California State Prison-Solano (SOL).Continue Reading
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation recently announced the list of recipients of $2.5 million in one-time grants meant to boost innovative programs and increase volunteerism in prisons.
Calipatria State Prison recently held a National Crime Victims Memorial Ceremony featuring guest speaker Rachel Woelke, who shared her personal story of surviving domestic violence.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day found children visiting their parents’ workplaces across the state on April 23.
Five Johanna Boss High School students could not compete live, since they are incarcerated at O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility, so they videotaped their entry for an entrepreneur competition.
To observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the staff at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) put their culinary skills to work.
On a recent Sunday, two girls from Ventura Youth Correctional Facility (VYCF) visited St. Peter Church in Simi Valley to speak with 50 high school students who were attending an all-day retreat.
The Caltrans Parolee Program has been a partnership between CDCR and Caltrans since 2009. There have been many success stories to come out of this program as it helps offenders establish a 90-day work record and show their work ethic.
Ralph Munoz retired from the Division of Adult Parole Operations in 2003 but recently returned, this time serving as a teacher.
Kelly Harrington, acting Director of the Division of Adult Institutions, discusses challenges, rehabilitation, previous overcrowding and collaborative efforts within CDCR. He started his long career as a Correctional Counselor and Officer at the California Correctional Institution at Tehachapi in 1987.