Ironwood SP inmates on path to rehabilitation

As of Jan. 31, 2015, the Reentry Hub at Ironwood State Prison (ISP) has had 792 graduates since its inception in 2013.

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Ventura Youth CF offenders connect with elderly

Three young women from Ventura Youth Correctional Facility have been working to better the surrounding community through service projects.

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No limits learning: California Medical Facility educators empower students to succeed

For the education team at California Medical Facility (CMF), normal learning challenges are compounded by the institution’s unique population, many of whom have medical needs and disabilities some might see as impossible to accommodate.

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‘House of Healing’ author visits Valley State Prison

Boston-based self-help author Robin Casarjian is visiting prisons across California and she recently spoke to inmates at Valley State Prison.

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Norco honors California Rehabilitation Center Warden, staff

Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Bash invited California Rehabilitation Center Warden Cynthia Tampkins as a guest to City Hall in Norco to present a certificate of appreciation for her support and assistance with the Wheelchair Basketball team.

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Inmate firefighter earns three college degrees at Conservation Camp

At 43, Steven Schnitter found himself sentenced to a five-year prison term on a drug-related offense in 2011 but rather than give up, he decided to turn his life around.

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Correctional Officer pulls woman from burning car

A Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) Correctional Officer recently pulled a woman from a burning car, saving her life. As she lies in a hospital bed in a coma, the officer is still trying to help.

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Unlocking History: San Quentin wasn’t always known by its current name

California’s oldest prison, San Quentin, was founded on the shores of the bay near San Francisco. While today’s institution is well known, in its early days the prison actually was known by a different name.

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CDCR employee overcomes drug past to receive pardon from Governor

A Vietnam veteran and college football standout was leading a double life as a drug dealer until it caught up with him in the 1980s. He turned his life around and today is an employee with CDCR, helping others regain their lives lost through addiction and crime.

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Disney movie’s real-life subjects chose CDCR careers

Two California prison employees credit their high school running coach with helping them become the men they are today. Their stories are among those told in the new Disney film, “McFarland USA.”

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