Staff cheered on the runners as they reached the almond orchard behind CCWF.

Staff cheered on the runners as they reached the almond orchard behind CCWF.

By Lt. Brian Davi, AA/Public Information Officer
Central California Women’s Facility

CDCR staff donned tactical gear, laced up their running shoes and braved warm weather for charity.

The Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) staff participated in the 2016 Madera County Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting the Special Olympics of Northern California (SONC).

The run began in Madera and ended in Chowchilla. Runners from CCWF put on their running shoes this year to endure the 23-mile run throughout Madera County. The team included members of the CCWF/VSP Crisis Response Team, who wore their tactical gear during the run.

Warden Deborah K. Johnson, her staff and Female Offender Programs & Special Services Associate Director Amy Miller cheered on the runners at the halfway mark as they passed the almond orchard located in the back of CCWF.

“Every year more and more CCWF staff participates in the Torch Run, which is outstanding,” said Warden Johnson. “This year we had runners representing from Valley State Prison, Madera Probation Department and Chowchilla Police Department joining CCWF in the worthwhile effort. CCWF is a great supporter of SONC and will continue to provide donations in the years to come.”

CCWF was joined by Valley State Prison and other law enforcement agencies for the Torch Run.

CCWF was joined by Valley State Prison and other law enforcement agencies for the Torch Run.