In early 2017, Intermountain Conservation Camp #22 received information that the Early Head Start Program in Burney needed donated toys for the children. So staff and inmates got to work.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) officials are investigating an incident that sent eight officers to the hospital with injuries.Continue Reading
On a clear sunny day in May, a group of California Health Care Facility inmates took a plot of barren land in front of the E Facility Chapel and transformed it into a garden. The effort was part of the Insight Garden Program, a rehabilitative program that aims to break the cycle of incarceration through gardening and landscaping.
Two CDCR Correctional Officers will be honored for acts of heroism today at the Governor’s State Employee Medal of Valor Award ceremony.
Officers Mike Johnson and Jaymi Appleberry – both of the California State Prison, Sacramento – will receive Gold Medals, the highest honor the state can give its employees.
Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) officials are investigating the attempted murder of a correctional officer that occurred Sunday afternoon in Facility A during a recreation yard release. A total of four officers were injured but are expected to make full recoveries.
It’s never too early to start thinking about our children’s mental health and well-being. Luckily, parents and families can do a lot to help create healthy environments that support mental health in our kids. Being diligent and aware of changes in attitude, potential bullying situations and overall demeanor can help identify potential problems before they go too far.
CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety assisted in a broad, predawn anti-gang sweep on May 10, culminating in the seizure of the largest amount of firearms in Merced County’s history, and nabbing more than 60 gang members who are facing serious criminal charges. The operation also involved searches at 10 prisons and the cooperation of Crisis Response Teams to serve search and arrest warrants.
Today’s rehabilitative efforts in the state prison system can be traced back to the early days of the department. More than a century ago, visionary wardens pushed for job training, education and family engagement so former inmates could reintegrate back into society after being released from prison. Like the definition of visionary, these leaders implemented original ideas and planned the future with “imagination or wisdom.” This series takes a closer look at some of these wardens and their contributions to shaping what would become today’s CDCR. This is the second part in the series.
CDCR Headquarters (HQ) recently announced their implementation of the CDCR HQ BikeShare Program to provide alternate transportation, during working hours, to all CDCR HQ employees and to continue promoting healthy lifestyle options.
Workplace shootings make headlines, lives are lost and communities are shattered. They can happen anywhere and at any time, usually without warning. That’s why CDCR’s staff diligently train to bring such situations to a quick resolution.
Two CDCR employees rushed to the aid of a neighbor during their off-duty hours, saving his life.