CTF inmates donate to Operation New Hope workshop

Inmates at Correctional Training Facility (CTF) donated more than $1,100 to Operation New Hope (ONH), an Inland Empire based youth rehabilitation program. The program originally began as a court-ordered recovery program for teens incarcerated and housed in the California Youth Authority and has since been incorporated into adult institutions.

CSP-Solano veteran inmates help with wreath effort to honor nation’s fallen veterans

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.

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.