Alphonso Wimbley

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…

CDCR is hiring academic teachers, librarians, job instructors

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.

Unlocking History: Title 15 grew out of Governor literally kicking in San Quentin’s door

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.