Therese Giannelli, Community Resources Manager (CRM) at California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC), was named the 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Volunteer of the Year for her outstanding work in support of Special Olympics athletes and the Special Olympics community. With the 2017 Sacramento LETR approaching on June 23, Giannelli sat down with InsideCDCR to discuss volunteer work, rehabilitation and life as a CRM.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Two correctional officers were treated and released from a local hospital after being attacked by an inmate Wednesday at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD).Continue Reading
CDCR staff from Central California Women’s Facility and Valley State Prison laced up their running shoes for charity. The CDCR staff participated in the 2017 Madera County Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting the Special Olympics of Northern California.
On Father’s Day and all year long, organizations like the Place4Grace are working to ensure families impacted by incarceration stay connected and supported. Through Place4Grace, men incarcerated at Valley State Prison (VSP) were able to hear about the importance of being connected and rehabilitation from an Emmy Award-nominated actor with a powerful story to tell.
California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) inmate Tommy Corral successfully completed the GED program and graduated in December 2016. Through hard work on his part using the step-down program, he’s gone from serving time in a security housing unit to a level II institution.
Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has filled three top positions for CDCR’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Board of Juvenile Hearings.
Staff, youth and volunteers at the Division of Juvenile Justice, Northern California Youth Correctional Center (NCYCC) in Stockton, embraced this year’s theme of Strength, Resilience and Justice during Crime Victims Rights Week, raising money for victims groups.
Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) participated in career day at John Muir Middle School in Corcoran on May 10. Staff was joined by other first responders and organizations. PVSP staff spoke with the middle-school students about the work their dogs do in detecting contraband, maintaining security in the prison and the pitfalls of drugs.
Ironwood State Prison (ISP) Warden Neil McDowell and Marlene Sanchez, President of ISP’s Employee Association (EA), presented Palo Verde High School seniors with $5,500 dollars in scholarship awards on May 25.
On Oct. 1, 2017, law enforcement personnel wearing full gear will run a half marathon and Correctional Officer Amelia “Meli” Esquivel is already training for the event.
Roughly 60 inmates made major strides on their journey to sobriety when they graduated from the Substance Use Disorder Treatment program at Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown.