From left are CVSP CRM Kenny Kalian, ISP Warden Neil McDowell, ISP CRM Carey Ochs, CCWA Blythe Chapter 1 President Evelyn Garcia, ISP CCWA Board Member Frank Velez, CVSP Chief Deputy Warden (A) Rosa Saldana, CVSP CCWA Member Rene Dominguez, and CVSP CCWA Member Sylvia Dominguez.

From left are CVSP CRM Kenny Kalian, ISP Warden Neil McDowell, ISP CRM Carey Ochs, CCWA Blythe Chapter 1 President Evelyn Garcia, ISP CCWA Board Member Frank Velez, CVSP Chief Deputy Warden (A) Rosa Saldana, CVSP CCWA Member Rene Dominguez, and CVSP CCWA Member Sylvia Dominguez.

Lt. Moises Soria, AA/Public Information Officer
Chuckawalla Valley State Prison

Thanks to generous staff members from two prisons, needy families were able to enjoy Thanksgiving meals.

Chuckawalla Valley State Prison’s (CVSP) and Ironwood State Prison’s (ISP) Chicano Correctional Workers Association (CCWA), Blythe Chapters 1 & 2, came together to purchase six Thanksgiving meals that were donated to the Riverside County Behavioral Health Systems clients in Blythe.

The meals included a turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and a pumpkin pie. Evelyn Garcia, who is the local CVSP CCWA Chapter 1 President and also the Southern Regional Vice President for CCWA, has participated and organized a Thanksgiving donation to the community for nine years.  The meal recipients were thankful they were able to enjoy a true Thanksgiving with their families.