Northern California prison staff are banding together in the name of ending child sex trafficking, giving their time, money, and physical abilities to the cause.read more
The Proposition 57 regulations were approved for permanent adoption by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and filed with the Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday, May 1. This was the last step in codifying the regulations, which were implemented gradually last year after being approved on a temporary emergency status in April 2017.read more
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In early spring, Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD) rolled out the red carpet for Anti-Recidivism Coalition’s (ARC) founder Scott Budnick and founding Board member of the Innocence Project, Jason Flom. In efforts to nurture positive cultural change and create hope among our residents, Budnick and Flom hit the yards. They met with residents that actively mentor their peers and seek progress from the inside out.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Secretary Scott Kernan was commended for his 35 years of dedicated service by the California Legislature on Thursday.
“All the carpenter work, plumbing, brick work, machine work and blacksmith work, in fact every conceivable variety of work done at San Quentin, is done by prisoners, as they are mostly masters of every imaginable trade,” wrote former Correctional Officer William Conroy, who worked at San Quentin from 1903 to 1907. In the Santa Cruz Evening News, Dec. 19, 1911, Conroy described jobs held by inmates, the system used to show an inmate had completed an assignment and their usual work schedule.
With CDCR Secretary Scott Kernan retiring Aug. 31, 2018, following more than three decades of service, CDCR today announced that Undersecretary of Operations Ralph Diaz will serve as Acting Secretary. Kathleen Allison, Director of the Division of Adult Institutions, will serve as Acting Undersecretary of Operations. The Division of Adult Institutions will be led by Connie Gipson, Deputy Director of Facility Operations, from Sept. 1, until Oct. 31, 2018, and Jeff Macomber, Deputy Director of Facility Support, from Nov. 1, 2018, through Jan. 6, 2019, when the Governor’s term concludes.
CDCR is hiring for multiple positions in various locations. From carpenters to cooks and groundskeepers to mechanics, the department is holding hiring workshops to fill these positions.
On July 13, the Los Angeles Central Parole District in collaboration with the City of Inglewood Mayor’s Office and South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) One Stop Center hosted the Career Pathways 180 Job Preparation and Workshop Academy. This event was the third cohort since its inception in April 2017. The Career Pathways 180 comprises four days of academia that focuses on job preparedness, readiness and soft skills with a graduation ceremony and job fair on the fifth day.
Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced the appointments of wardens at the Sierra Conservation Center and the Central California Women’s Facility as well as one to a top fiscal post. Hunter Anglea has been appointed warden at Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) and Janel Espinoza has been appointed warden at Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF). Eric Swanson has been appointed deputy director of fiscal services at CDCR.
Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) recently held its fifth annual Junior Corrections Academy. The Junior Academy was designed to give the children of MCSP employees a chance to learn more about the job their parents do every day and to expose them to the field of Corrections Law Enforcement.
The Correctional Training Facility (CTF) recently unveiled of its remodeled fitness center. The vision to convert the building into a fitness center was by former Warden Shawn Hatton, who in turn was honored as the founder. The facility was appropriately named the “Big Hatt Fitness Center.”