The Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) Institutional Gang Investigation (IGI) unit represented the institution in support of this year’s National Night Out event in Delano.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Commitment of staff and participants of CDCR’s Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) has garnered major accolades this year throughout the state. MCRP is a reentry program that allows eligible offenders to serve up to the last 12 months of their sentence in the community program in lieu of state prison. While at MCRP, participants take place in an intensive rehabilitative curriculum focused on successful reentry, including substance use disorder treatment, anger management, criminal thinking, family reunification and employment. MCRPs currently operate in Los Angeles, San Diego, Kern County and Butte County.
Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) recently held its fourth annual Junior Corrections Academy on the grounds of the prison and the former Preston Youth Correctional Facility. The Junior Academy was designed to give the children of MCSP employees a chance to learn more about the job their parents do every day and to expose them to the field of corrections law enforcement.
In early June, the New Life K9s program organized a demonstration called “Life of Service” for Sister Pauline Quinn, who is responsible for creating the prison puppy program. Sister Quinn chose the NLK9s program to highlight in her upcoming documentary, in collaboration with The Latham Foundation, due out some time next year.
On Aug. 10, the CDCR Statewide Transportation Unit Central Transportation Hub (CTH) delivered backpacks to Kern Avenue School in McFarland. This was CTH’s second year conducting the backpack drive. A total of 40 backpacks were donated to the school, whose staff, in turn, identified the students who started the school year without a backpack. CTH staff filled the backpacks with schools supplies, lunch boxes, snacks and other small items for the children.
Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) agents recently joined forces with law enforcement agencies to make connections in the community by participating in National Night Out.
A former state prison inmate volunteers his time to help others steer clear of the criminal path he followed and to let incarcerated people know they have chances to better themselves inside the walls. Today, because he took advantage of the rehabilitative programs in the state prison system, he’s successfully facing life.
The inmate population on the C yard of CSP-Sacramento raised $2,611 by holding a food sale with the proceeds going to Mountain Circle Family, Foster Care Services.
On a warm summer day, three CDCR employees making their way to work at Sierra Conservation Center stopped to help an injured motorist.
Central facility at the Correctional Training Facility (CTF) Soledad was the staging ground for the second Relay For Life Cancer walk, Fighting Cancer From Within, organized by The Balanced Reentry Activity Group (BRAG) and The American Cancer Society (ACS). Inmates and their families raised more than half of the $9,000 donated to the charitable cause.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently announced the following appointments to the Board of Parole Hearings. The positions require Senate confirmation.