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.

CCC’s Pups on Parole program gets special visitor

Dog trainer Shirley Mesa paid a visit to the firehouse at California Correctional Center to give the pooches already in the Pups on Parole program some valuable training, as well as give the inmate handlers a crash course in some basic dog-training techniques. The program is a joint effort by the Lassen Humane Society and the prison.

CDCR K-9 teams go back to school

Some of CDCR’s finest officers put on quite a show recently for students at Florin High School in Sacramento. K-9s and their handlers put their best feet and paws forward as a thank you to Florin High teacher Carlos Garcia and students in his Legal Careers classes who helped set up hundreds of chairs at this year’s CDCR Medal of Valor ceremony.