In recognition of Victims Rights Week, on April 12, Avenal State Prison (ASP) donated 50 cell phones to the Marjaree Mason Center in Fresno. The Marjaree Mason Center was founded more than 30 years ago as a shelter and support services center for victims of domestic violence in the Fresno County area.

Avenal State Prison discovered the donated phones during illicit contraband searches on institutional grounds. ASP staff is proud that they have been able to turn these cell phones to provide victims of domestic violence with the chance to stay connected with loved ones or get help in times of need.