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.
Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) agents recently joined forces with law enforcement agencies to make connections in the community by participating in National Night Out.
A former state prison inmate volunteers his time to help others steer clear of the criminal path he followed and to let incarcerated people know they have chances to better themselves inside the walls. Today, because he took advantage of the rehabilitative programs in the state prison system, he’s successfully facing life.
The inmate population on the C yard of CSP-Sacramento raised $2,611 by holding a food sale with the proceeds going to Mountain Circle Family, Foster Care Services.
On a warm summer day, three CDCR employees making their way to work at Sierra Conservation Center stopped to help an injured motorist.
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.
Student success is paramount at the Earl Warren Adult School (EWAS) at the California Correctional Center (CCC) in Susanville. Whether offenders are incarcerated at the institution or a fire camp makes no difference.
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.
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.
CDCR staff took first place in an eight-week health challenge. Employee Health and Wellness coordinated the Healthier U Connections Challenge testing phase utilizing Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center (CTC) to represent CDCR.