On Thursday, July 13, the inaugural class of Victim Impact graduated at High Desert State Prison. Victim Impact is a Department of Justice program geared toward helping prisoners to become more aware of how their crimes impacted their victims. The coursework also encourages them to take responsibility for their actions and to move towards making amends. Victim Impact is an advanced Inmate Leisure Time Activity Group.
Josh Walton, incarcerated at High Desert State Prison, acted quickly when his young daughters’ pent-up enthusiasm began bursting over and they started chattering loudly and squirming about. But he didn’t look annoyed at all. Walton doesn’t get many chances to be an in-person dad alongside his wife, Christin. That’s why the Get On The Bus (GOTB) program is so important to him and his family, as it offers families the opportunity to spend a whole day with their incarcerated loved ones, at no expense to the families.
Warden M. Eliot Spearman recently presented Lassen Family Services with a donation of $3,828.30. This donation is from the High Desert State Prison (HDSP) Charitable Fund, which is generated from offender fundraising activities throughout the year.
Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed Suzanne Peery warden at the California Correctional Center (CCC), where she has been acting warden since 2016.