Students craft book of shared writings with Correctional Training Facility inmates

Palma High School students have put together a book of shared writings with the inmates at the Correctional Training Facility. The effort is meant to help show the inmates they have value and don’t need to return to prison.

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Marine Corps toy drive gets help from California Institution for Women

The California Institution for Women (CIW), California Correctional Peace Officer Association-CIW Chapter and the Employee Association recently joined with the United States Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots toy drive event.

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Group helps San Quentin SP inmates prepare for re-entry into society

Re-entering society after release weighs heavily on the minds of those currently serving time, which is why there are groups available to help make the transition easier.

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CDCR, CAL FIRE to staff Ventura Fire Camp

To strengthen wildfire protection in a crucial stretch of coastal Southern California, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and CAL FIRE on Monday jointly announced they will return inmate fire crews full-time to a Ventura County camp which has been used sporadically in recent years.

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Medal of Valor nominations accepted through January 2015

Saving a life, or risking one’s own life, are common stories behind those who have received the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s highest honor: the Medal of Valor. Nominations are open now and will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2015.

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North Kern SP helps more than 100 kids celebrate holidays

Santa Claus and the staff of North Kern State Prison, along with the Transportation Hub, visited Nueva Vista Language Academy Kindergarten classrooms and delivered gifts to the children.

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Families feast for holidays thanks to Chuckawalla Valley SP, Ironwood SP employees

Thanks for the efforts of the Chicano Correctional Workers Association chapters at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison and Ironwood State Prison, celebrated a Thanksgiving tradition by providing meals to 10 needy families in the community.

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