Avenal State Prison donates inmate-made Teddy bears to children

Teddy bears made by inmates at Avenal State Prison have found their way into the hugs of disadvantaged children.

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Gov. Brown taps Mark Blaser for Ventura Youth Correctional Facility superintendent

Former pro baseball player and longtime CDCR employee Mark Blaser has been appointed as superintendent of the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility.

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Our Promise kick-off event highlights dozens of charities

Dozens of non-profit organizations converged on the steps of the Capitol Aug. 27 to educate state workers during the Our Promise charity drive kick-off. Read more

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CDCR puts spotlight on gender-responsive strategies

The CDCR takes the needs of female offenders seriously, understanding how gender-responsive strategies are vital to reducing recidivism.

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California Rehabilitation Center extends accreditation through 2020

The California Rehabilitation Center’s Vista Del Rio Adult School recently received a Certificate of Accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), extending the school’s accreditation term through 2020.

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