Attempted homicide of CSP-Los Angeles County officer under investigation

California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC), is investigating an inmate attack that severely injured a correctional officer. At 2:07 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, during the afternoon yard and shift change, inmate Sharvon Fredrick, 32, rushed a control booth officer outside Facility D and punched him in the face, knocking the officer unconscious. After the officer fell to the ground, Fredrick stomped on the officer’s face.

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Bay Area resource fair empowers female parolees

CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations’ (DAPO) Adult Programs Unit (APU) welcomed a bevy of community resource providers and 49 formerly incarcerated women to the third annual Females Achieving Change Together (F.A.C.T.) empowerment event Oct. 25 at the Southwest Community Facility in San Francisco. This event is a gender-responsive collaboration of Bay Area resource providers focusing on the unique issues women face as they return to their communities after incarceration.

HDSP/CCC Honor Guard ride in county Veterans Day parade

On Saturday, Nov. 11, members from the High Desert State Prison/California Correctional Center Honor Guard participated in the Lassen County Veterans Parade. This year, the Color Guard rode in the parade with horses owned by team members Officers Shanna Parks and Dawn Hershberger. 

Calipatria SP, Wasco SP-RC honor veterans with ceremony, run

Calipatria State Prison (CAL) staff paid tribute to not only our nation’s veterans, but also our local veterans, with the third annual Veterans Memorial Ceremony earlier this month. Meanwhile, Wasco State Prison-Reception Center held a run in honor of veterans.

CMF draws 550 for 20th annual Family Night

California Medical Facility (CMF) held its 20th Annual Family Night on last month.  Over 550 family members, loved ones and friends experienced an up-close look within one of the most unique facilities in the state.
Almost $6,000 was also raised for Northern California fire vistims.

Correctional Officer assaulted at CSP-Los Angeles County

A correctional officer was injured during an attack by an inmate Saturday, Nov. 18, at California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC) in Lancaster. At around 8 p.m., two officers approached inmate George Hudson, 30, in the dayroom of his housing unit to inform him he had been found guilty of a Rules Violation Report (RVR) for possession of a cellphone and was being placed on restricted status. Hudson rapidly walked away from the officers and into his cell, where one officer attempted to place him in handcuffs. Hudson turned toward the officer and punched him in the nose.