For a dozen years, Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility employees have partnered with community leaders in Tijuana to lend some assistance to the impoverished children of Tijuana. Most of the children live without running water or electricity, and walk to school for several miles wearing tattered shoes and clothing.
The Parole Agents for the Division of Adult Parole Operations, Southern Region Los Angeles Central and Mid-City Parole Districts provided food baskets in December to parolees and their families living in Los Angeles and Compton who were in dire need of help.
A discreet facility in a residential area of Fair Oaks is giving women another shot at life. Operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, those with the program say it costs more to incarcerate the women in prisons than it does to work with them in the reentry facility.
Last year, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation recognized more than 100 men and women, a near record number, during the 30th annual Medal of Valor Ceremony. Nominations for this year’s Medal of Valor are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2015.