Warden Cynthia Y. Tampkins of the California Rehabilitation Center was the featured guest lecturer for Introduction to Correctional Science class recently at Mount San Antonio College.
High Desert State Prison recently donated over $2,000 to the American Legion Baseball Team in Susanville.
The nominating period is open for Medal of Valor honors through Jan. 31, 2017 for employees and community members who distinguished themselves by acts of heroism, bravery, or service beyond the normal demands of correctional/community service.
On a recent frosty December morning, thousands of people ranging from young to seasoned with life’s experience gathered to celebrate, honor and remember our veterans who have been laid to rest at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. CSP-Solano inmate veterans donated funds to help with the effort to purchase wreaths. The wreath laying is a tradition started by a business owner who had visited Arlington National Cemetery as a young boy. The visit made a lasting impact on his life so in 1992 he felt compelled to donate 5,000 surplus wreaths from his business to the cemetery for placement at the graves of our fallen heroes.
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones thanked CDCR’s Division of Rehabilitative Programs for their efforts to donate toys for families in need over the holidays.
Continuing the almost 40-year tradition, inmates and staff members from Growlersburg Conservation Camp, CC#33, delivered 27 new bikes to children in the local community.
Inmate foods sales conducted on California State Prison-Sacramento’s three level IV Facilities and the Minimum Support Facility, provided a generous donation for Special Olympics Northern California.
I hope that you and your families all had a safe and happy holiday season. We should all be proud of the positive changes at CDCR that we created together last year. While still many challenges remain, the staff of this Department has stepped up in very many ways. I’m so appreciative of all the hard work and dedication that you all display every day.
One Sacramento based organization under the umbrella of Specialized Treatment for Optimized Programming is the Freedom Through Education (FTE) Campus. FTE promotes #TransformationTuesday every day. While the popular Tuesday hashtag trend is geared toward fitness, fashion and life achievements, FTE recognizes noteworthy life achievements daily.
CDCR officers and administrators, police, fire, ambulance, nurses and doctors pooled resources, donned uniforms and went on a shopping trip with underprivileged children.