What should have been a normal commute home for San Quentin Correctional Officer Joel Herrera rapidly turned into a life-and-death situation for a young boy.
High Desert SP, California Correctional Center staff shoot hoops to benefit school basketball program
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Staff from High Desert State Prison and the California Correctional Center participated in the sixth annual Battle of the Badge Fundraiser Basketball Game benefiting the Lassen High School Boys Basketball Booster Program.Continue Reading
The Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) has evolved since its inception more than a century ago when the original parole law was passed in 1893. The board’s logo is no different. This year, they unveiled a new logo to highlight its modern-day approach.
San Quentin Correctional Officer Mike Begley is quick with a smile and a firm handshake. He’s worked at California’s oldest prison since 1989. For all but two years of his 28-year career, his workplace has been death row. “There are a lot of new people here at San Quentin. … In the last few years, a lot of people have retired. Makes me wonder what I’m still doing here,” he said, cracking a smile.
In 2002, the departmental newsletter published this piece on Correctional Officer Mike Begley in his role as second watch desk officer at San Quentin State Prison’s East Block, one of three housing units for condemned inmates. At the time, Officer Begley was a 14-year San Quentin veteran.
The Office of Peace Officer Selection (OPOS) will be receiving applications for Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) entry level peace officer positions during the period of Feb. 21-24, 2017.
Erosion and flooding along emergency spillways near the Oroville Dam forced mass evacuations Sunday, Feb. 12, and 234 inmate firefighters from 19 crews in 10 CDCR/CAL FIRE camps have responded to the crisis.
Harsh light from the afternoon sun flooded through tall windows at the Valley State Prison (VSP) gymnasium as psychologist Heather Bowlds, the deputy director of the Division of Juvenile Justice, gave her final lesson on the development of the adolescent brain.
A Chuckawalla Valley State Prison employee recently helped save a pregnant woman and a baby from a two-car accident.
Court Commissions Leonard Goldkind volunteers his time on a regular basis to evaluate the files of participants in the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP), a reentry program that allows eligible offenders to serve up to the last 12 months of their sentence in the community program in lieu of state prison. While at MCRP, participants take place in an immersive rehabilitative curriculum focused on successful reentry, from anger management and criminal thinking classes to resume-building workshops and job-search skills.
In keeping with CDCR’s increased focus on restorative justice opportunities, inmates at High Desert State Prison A Yard raised $1,443.20 to be donated to the non-profit division of the Getting Out by Going In (GOGI) program.