CDCR Headquarters (HQ) recently announced their implementation of the CDCR HQ BikeShare Program to provide alternate transportation, during working hours, to all CDCR HQ employees and to continue promoting healthy lifestyle options.
Workplace shootings make headlines, lives are lost and communities are shattered. They can happen anywhere and at any time, usually without warning. That’s why CDCR’s staff diligently train to bring such situations to a quick resolution.
Two CDCR employees rushed to the aid of a neighbor during their off-duty hours, saving his life.
Near Mariposa in the Sierra Nevada foothills, a car careened off a road and plummeted down a 500-foot embankment. Stranded, a passing motorist saw fresh tire skids leading off the road, and stopped to check out the scene. That’s when she heard cries for help coming from below. A quick call to 911 found inmate firefighters from nearby Mt. Bullion Conservation Camp responding to help.
Join Mental Health America in California (MHAC) May 24 for Mental Health Matters Day: Building Momentum and Strength Together. The annual Mental Health Month celebration will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the East Steps of the State Capitol.
Police and corrections work is challenging and “officers often experience potentially traumatic incidents that may jeopardize their own lives or the lives of their fellow officers,” according to researchers J.P. Anderson and K. Papzoglou, authors of the study “Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction among Police Officers: An Understudied Topic.”
The Governing Board of the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District recently honored the California Medical Facility (CMF) for a donation of bicycles to the student services department. The school district distributed the donated bicycle to students in need. Warden Robert W. Fox and Community Resources Manager David Maldonado accepted the award.
The Office of Workforce Planning (OWP) is accepting applications for the Parole Agent I, Adult Parole examination until June 2.
Today’s rehabilitative efforts in the state prison system can be traced back to the early days of the department. More than a century ago, visionary wardens pushed for job training, education and family engagement so former inmates could reintegrate back into society after being released from prison. Like the definition of visionary, these leaders implemented original ideas and planned the future with “imagination or wisdom.” This series takes a closer look at some of these wardens and their contributions to shaping what would become today’s CDCR. This is the first part in the series.
Men seeking to better themselves and protect Californians recently braved the first days of sweltering heat to practice what they’ve learned in a multi-camp fire crew training exercise. The Ishi Fire Crew Exercise, an annual endeavor to get inmate firefighters prepped for the season, drew inmate firefighters from camps across northern California.