Mt. Bullion camp inmate firefighters save four in car crash

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.

CMF honored for bike project, positive impact on school attendance

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.

Unlocking History: Visionary wardens geared prisons toward rehabilitation, part 1

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.