The California City Correctional Facility staff accepting the award are, from left, Lt. Robert Barrett, Chief Deputy Warden Richard Anti, Community Resource Manager Andrea King, and Warden David B. Long. It was presented by Brenda Daverin, California City Parks and Recreation manager, at right.

The California City Correctional Facility staff accepting the award are, from left, Lt. Robert Barrett, Chief Deputy Warden Richard Anti, Community Resource Manager Andrea King, and Warden David B. Long. It was presented by Brenda Daverin, California City Parks and Recreation manager, at right.

By Lt. Robert Barrett, AA/Public Information Officer
California City Correctional Facility

The California City Correctional Facility (CAC) was honored Jan. 12 by the California City Parks and Recreation Department as Volunteer of the Year for 2015.

“It is a great honor to receive this recognition,” said Warden David B. Long, who accepted the award on behalf of CAC. “I am so proud of my staff, employee association and inmate activity groups, for their generosity toward the community.”

The CAC Employee Association donated more than $7,550 and inmate activity groups donated more than $6,000 over the year to assist many programs in the California City area.

During the past year, CAC staff and inmates donated time and money to assist in the funding of several programs in California City, including college scholarships, feeding the needy at Thanksgiving, donating toys for Christmas, among other efforts.

CAC is a Level II general population facility that opened in 2013, and houses more than 1,929 inmates and employs more than 750 people.