In December 2016, the City of Greenfield Police Department requested the services of the Correctional Training Facility Vocational Education Department with the refurbishing of two veteran patrol vehicles to fit their new roles as unmarked units.
By Lt. James Crandall, AA/PIO California Correctional Center California Correctional Center (CCC) Firehouse and Transportation staff recently participated in the “Every 15 Minutes” program at Lassen High School in Susanville. The program is presented by the California Highway Patrol (CHP)…
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.
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.
CDCR staff from Central California Women’s Facility and Valley State Prison laced up their running shoes for charity. The CDCR staff participated in the 2017 Madera County Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting the Special Olympics of Northern California.
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.
Staff, youth and volunteers at the Division of Juvenile Justice, Northern California Youth Correctional Center (NCYCC) in Stockton, embraced this year’s theme of Strength, Resilience and Justice during Crime Victims Rights Week, raising money for victims groups.
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.
On Oct. 1, 2017, law enforcement personnel wearing full gear will run a half marathon and Correctional Officer Amelia “Meli” Esquivel is already training for the event.
Roughly 60 inmates made major strides on their journey to sobriety when they graduated from the Substance Use Disorder Treatment program at Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown.