Victim Impact uses restorative justice at High Desert prison

Victim Impact uses restorative justice at High Desert prison

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. 

Eugene ‘Gene’ Hahn

The California Correctional Center (CCC) reported the passing of retired Correctional Capt. Eugene “Gene” Hahn on Aug. 14. He began his CDCR career in May 1975 at the Correctional Training Facility. During his career, he also worked at the Folsom State Prison;...
Family ties: Get On The Bus brings kids, incarcerated parents together

Family ties: Get On The Bus brings kids, incarcerated parents together

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.