A staff psychologist is recovering from an attack by an inmate at California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC), Thursday, March 15. At 10:55 a.m., inmate Edjuan Scott repeatedly punched a psychologist in her mouth in the Enhanced Outpatient Treatment Center on Facility B. The blows knocked the psychologist backward, causing her to strike her head on the ground and lose consciousness. Responding staff used physical force to stop the attack.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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Avenal State Prison (ASP)’s family members recently visited the prison for a day with members of the Peer Support Program (PSP) alongside the Office of Employee Wellness (OEW) to give our staff an opportunity to show families what they do on a daily basis.
Nearly 700 volunteers recently gathered at Chino’s Victory Outreach Church for special training hosted by California Institution for Men (CIM). Warden Dean Borders led the event by recognizing the efforts of the dedicated volunteers who were in attendance. The men and woman donate their time at CIM, California Rehabilitation Center and the California Institution for Women.
More than 8,000 people meandered through the fourth annual Touch a Truck event in Long Beach, allowing them to get up close to over 100 vehicles on display. Kids climbed in and got behind the wheel of the state parole transport vehicle while parole agents engaged with the public.
Warden Dean Borders recently hosted 29 faculty and students from California Polytechnic University at Pomona (Cal Poly) for a Correctional Symposium at the California Institution for Men (CIM). The Correctional Symposium, held Feb. 16, was the brain child of renowned author and scholar Dr. Renford Reese, Ph.D. The symposium featured inmates from all walks of life with various prison terms.
Ed Stewart couldn’t help but grin when a Siberian tiger sprang from cover and charged 27 firefighters of the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp, before pulling up short at the secure fencing surrounding its massive enclosure. “That’s a good thing,” the president and co-founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) told the alarmed youth. “That means he sized you up and figured he could take you all.” The firefighters who visited the animal sanctuary recently returned from a busy fire season in Southern California and along the coast.
Staff at California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC), is turning contraband into well-deserved calls and assistance for deployed soldiers and veterans. The introduction of cellphones into California prisons is a matter of safety and security, both for prison staff and inmates and community members outside the prison. Contraband phones allow inmates to make unauthorized and unmonitored calls to the public and in some cases to other offenders. At SAC, the staff is helping turn this contraband problem into talk time minutes for soldiers and emergency funds to help our heroes.
Avenal State Prison staff recently joined the Fresno Police Department to show their support for the many men and women in the Fresno PD who give so much of themselves to make the city a safe place to live and thrive.
A parole agent and correctional counselor, both on their way home from work, came across a vehicle partially submerged in a shallow lake near the freeway. They stopped to render assistance to the victim until emergency medical services could arrive.
A total of 70 Inmates graduated from Global Leader in Evidence – Based Rehabilitation (GEO) Programs at the California Correctional Center in late January. Although some participants had already been released on parole, those remaining enjoyed the ceremony celebrating their achievements.