An inmate Veterans Color Guard presented colors at CSP-Solano during a ceremony recognizing crime victims.

An inmate Veterans Color Guard presented colors at CSP-Solano during a ceremony recognizing crime victims.

By Lt. Marlaina Dernoncourt, AA/Public Information Officer
Photos by Frank Harrison, Television Specialist

California State Prison, Solano

Inmates listened to speakers during the ceremony.

Inmates listened to speakers during the ceremony.

California State Prison, Solano, held an event honoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week on Thursday, April 23.

The event was titled, “Stop Blaming. Start Believing….Take Action.”

The event began with the placement of the flags by CSP-Solano’s inmate Veterans Color Guard. There were numerous inmate speakers who are part of the Victim Impact program and the Victim Awareness program; many shared their victim impact statement.

Naomi Laws, a victim of crime, was an honored guest and told the attendees of her experience.

Following the speakers, there was a moment of silence to honor the victims of crime across the nation.