Gov. Brown encourages business owners at CDCR/CALPIA San Diego Employer Forum

Gov. Brown encourages business owners at CDCR/CALPIA San Diego Employer Forum

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered opening remarks at the San Diego Employer Forum where state and local leaders discussed the benefits of hiring trained former offenders. The Employer Forum was hosted by CDCR and the California Prison Industry Authority, in partnership with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, San Diego County Probation Department, California Workforce Development Board, San Diego Workforce Partnership and Second Chance.

Unlocking History: Offender rehabilitation involves mental and physical work, part 3

Unlocking History: Offender rehabilitation involves mental and physical work, part 3

The state’s transition from horse-drawn wagons to automobiles required roads through mountainous terrain. As an experiment, low-level inmates were sent to honor camps to help construct those highways. Later, the road camps were turned into firefighting camps with many still in use today. Early on, education for inmates was seen as a major stepping stone to leading a productive life post-release. Programs to help inmates earn diplomas, degrees and certificates were gradually added to the prison system. This is the third part in a series delving deeper in the department’s efforts to rehabilitate offenders.

DAPO partners with Los Angeles and Caltrans to help parolees find jobs

DAPO partners with Los Angeles and Caltrans to help parolees find jobs

The Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) Director Jerry Powers was on hand with the Mayor of Los Angeles for a press conference announcing the placement of 264 formerly incarcerated Angelenos in jobs throughout the city since July 2016.  The press conference took place in Downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 8 and was attended by seven former inmates, Council member Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Mayor Garcetti, Director Powers, and Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.