Erosion and flooding along emergency spillways near the Oroville Dam forced mass evacuations Sunday, Feb. 12, and 234 inmate firefighters from 19 crews in 10 CDCR/CAL FIRE camps have responded to the crisis.
Harsh light from the afternoon sun flooded through tall windows at the Valley State Prison (VSP) gymnasium as psychologist Heather Bowlds, the deputy director of the Division of Juvenile Justice, gave her final lesson on the development of the adolescent brain.
A Chuckawalla Valley State Prison employee recently helped save a pregnant woman and a baby from a two-car accident.
Court Commissions Leonard Goldkind volunteers his time on a regular basis to evaluate the files of participants in the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP), a reentry program that allows eligible offenders to serve up to the last 12 months of their sentence in the community program in lieu of state prison. While at MCRP, participants take place in an immersive rehabilitative curriculum focused on successful reentry, from anger management and criminal thinking classes to resume-building workshops and job-search skills.
In keeping with CDCR’s increased focus on restorative justice opportunities, inmates at High Desert State Prison A Yard raised $1,443.20 to be donated to the non-profit division of the Getting Out by Going In (GOGI) program.
The room was packed with people looking to learn more about proper nutrition during a recent Wellness Workshop hosted by CDCR’s Employee Health and Wellness. A representative from Kaiser Permanente discussed the benefits of healthy eating and easy ways to help you succeed.
Staff from High Desert State Prison and the California Correctional Center participated in the sixth annual Battle of the Badge Fundraiser Basketball Game benefiting the Lassen High School Boys Basketball Booster Program.
With little information at hand, unedited film clips of inmates and staff performing gave no indication of when the film was shot or by whom. There was no audio in the film. After searching, it turns out to be from the 1942 movie “The Men of San Quentin.”
Custody staff at Kern Valley State Prison quickly contained, isolated and controlled a large-scale incident on the prison’s maximum-security yard on Feb. 7.
An off-duty correctional officer’s fishing trip at Folsom Lake ended up turning into a rescue operation when he came across a man stranded on a small island in Folsom Lake.