CDCR Central Transportation Hub delivers backpacks to students in need

On Aug. 10, the CDCR Statewide Transportation Unit Central Transportation Hub (CTH) delivered backpacks to Kern Avenue School in McFarland. This was CTH’s second year conducting the backpack drive.  A total of 40 backpacks were donated to the school, whose staff, in turn, identified the students who started the school year without a backpack. CTH staff filled the backpacks with schools supplies, lunch boxes, snacks and other small items for the children. 

CTF inmates, staff raise $9,000 to fight cancer

Central facility at the Correctional Training Facility (CTF) Soledad was the staging ground for the second Relay For Life Cancer walk, Fighting Cancer From Within, organized by The Balanced Reentry Activity Group (BRAG) and The American Cancer Society (ACS). Inmates and their families raised more than half of the $9,000 donated to the charitable cause.

CDCR assists sheriff’s department with sex-offender compliance sweep

The Sacramento Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) team is made up of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department as the lead agency with cooperation from CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations and the Office of Correctional Safety, the Sacramento County Probation Department, Sacramento County park rangers, Sacramento Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. A four-day sex-offender compliance sweep in Sacramento County in mid-May netted 29 arrests.

Calipatria prison college program celebrates inmates’ milestone

On Friday, July 28, inmates at Calipatria State Prison (CAL) were recognized for successfully completing their first full year of course work toward fulfilling their goals of achieving an associate’s degree in psychology while incarcerated. Those joining in the celebration included inmate family members, Imperial Valley College (IVC) faculty, CDCR Office of Correctional Education staff and prison staff.