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.read more
Lt. Derrick “Bo” Taylor was murdered by unspeakable evil in the Las Vegas shooting. This is a profound loss to his family, co-workers and all of us at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.read more
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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.
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.
From donating coats to school children to helping fund Special Olympics athletes, CDCR institutions step up to fill the needs in their respective communities.
Region I Chief Nurse Executive Philip Mallory completed his third charity century bike ride on Sept. 9. In the past 18 months, he and his statewide coworkers have raised $15,770 dollars for three charities including Best Buddies, St Judes and Noah’s Light.
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.
Costumed canines made their way through the High Acute Units at California Health Care Facility (CHCF) to celebrate Halloween. The festive pooch parade brought smiles to inmates and staff alike.
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.
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.
CDCR Construction Supervisor II Ed Milam received a phone call with news no parent wants to hear – his 23-year-old daughter Jessica had been gravely injured during the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.