This 1967-68 departmental Progress Report outlined numerous shifts in managing the state’s prison system including a new family visiting program and challenges in filling conservation camps. At the time, the department operated 13 institutions and 34 conservation camps.
California State Prison-Corcoran reported the passing of Correctional Officer Alphonso Wimbley on March 27, 2017. Officer Wimbley was killed in a car accident which also claimed the lives of his wife Kristin and son Kyan. He began his career at…
The “R” in CDCR is getting a boost thanks to the department’s effort to fill multiple positions in the Division of Rehabilitative Programs’ Office of Correctional Education (OCE). Career opportunities range from carpenters and cosmetologists to librarians and credentialed academic teachers. To speed the process, spot interviews will be offered at multiple locations across the state from April 24-May 12.
A Valley State Prison correctional sergeant was on his way home after a day of training when he came across the scene of an apparent hit-and-run accident.
In 1858, the Annual Report of the Board of Prison Directors issued “rules and regulations for the government of the state prison at San Quentin.” It was signed by newly elected Gov. John B. Weller, Lt. Gov. Joseph Walkup and Secretary of State Ferris Forman. The three men literally kicked in doors to get the rules established. Eventually, those rules would form the foundation for today’s Title 15.
Steve Abrams is going to need a bigger shed. An Administrative Manager at the California Office of Legislative Counsel, Abrams is also founder of the nonprofit Handing out HOPE. He operates the program that ships baseball and softball gear to underprivileged children out of his Elk Grove home and stores the equipment in a backyard shed.
Folsom State Prison Correctional Officer Nicholas Young went above the call when he donated bone marrow to help save a young girl’s life.
What began as a normal drive home after picking up his son from daycare turned into a rescue operation for Sierra Conservation Center Correctional Counselor II Daniel Kirk.
A 1957 departmental bulletin outlines the expectations and pay for Correctional Officers (COs) at the time. Beginning COs earned $358 per month. The positions were also only available to men. Female COs were hired beginning in the 1970s.
While returning from a vacation to New York for her birthday, Ironwood State Prison Registered Nurse Gloria Cano ended up performing CPR on a man who collapsed at the airport.