CDCR Crisis Response Teams train for multi-agency active-shooter response

Coalinga City Hall served as the staging ground for scenarios to train multiple agencies to deal with an active shooter situation. CDCR Crisis Response Teams from Avenal State Prison, Pleasant Valley State Prison, Kern Valley State Prison, Corcoran State Prison and Wasco State Prison coordinated response training with the Coalinga police department, fire department and emergency medical services. 

Mule Creek inmates learn how crimes rip apart families, communities

In observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) hosted its annual five-day Victim Impact Speakers Panel. The panel was composed of victims and survivors of crime representing various victims’ rights organizations: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Lodi Gang Reduction Intervention Program, Parents of Murdered Children, Operation Care, and the Partnership for Re-entry Program.

Inmate goes from SHU to Level II, earns GED

California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) inmate Tommy Corral successfully completed the GED program and graduated in December 2016. Through hard work on his part using the step-down program, he’s gone from serving time in a security housing unit to a level II institution.

K-9s, officers teach middle school students about good choices

Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) participated in career day at John Muir Middle School in Corcoran on May 10. Staff was joined by other first responders and organizations. PVSP staff spoke with the middle-school students about the work their dogs do in detecting contraband, maintaining security in the prison and the pitfalls of drugs.