Newspaper spotlights CDCR’s premier training facility

The Galt Herald newspaper recently featured a profile of CDCR’s Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center. The center has trained thousands of correctional officers for CDCR facilities and provided support for many CDCR training sessions.

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Ukiah parole agents receive law enforcement commendation

Parole Agents assigned to the Ukiah Parole Unit recently received a commendation from Lakeport Police Chief Brad Rasmussen for providing mutual aid assistance during the Lake County Fair.

Agents Angela Dawson, Jenifer Farley, Ken Garcia, Joseph Giglio, and Shellie Wieling volunteered to adjust their schedules in order to assist the Lakeport Police Department to help provide a safe and family-oriented environment during the event.

The Lake County Fair is held annually in Lakeport and has an average attendance of 38,000 visitors. This year’s event ran from Aug.1 through Sept. 2.

The Ukiah Parole Unit is in Mendocino County. The office provides parole supervision services to both Mendocino and Lake counties, a combined area of approximately 5,000 square miles.


Johanna Boss

Longtime teacher, tutor, and mentor, Johanna Boss, passed away Oct. 23 at the age of 104 years.  Mrs. Boss was a native of Holland and began teaching at O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility in 1965.

She had studied to be a teacher in Holland, but her degrees didn’t convert to the U.S. work force and so she went back to school in her 1940s to earn her teaching credential.  She could teach all subjects, but math was her specialty.

After retirement, Mrs. Boss continued to work as a substitute teacher and later a volunteer spending many hours teaching math (including advanced math) to the students at the high school that became her namesake.

At the age of 93, she was recognized nationally as the oldest active teacher in history. Mrs. Boss preferred her work with incarcerated youth to that of teaching in the public school system. Through her work, she touched the lives of many of our youth.

There will be a service for Mrs. Boss 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Calvary Reformed Church, 724 2nd Street, Ripon.  There will be a luncheon following the service.

Sue Spencer

Correctional Training Facility (CTF) employee, Sue Spencer, office technician, passed away on Oct. 21 due to an illness.

Ms. Spencer began her career with CDCR on Feb. 2, 2000, when she was hired as an office assistant at CTF. She was assigned to various departments within CTF including Education and Personnel.

On Jan. 3, 2011, Ms. Spencer was promoted to office technician and was assigned to the In-Service Training Department.

Ms. Spencer is survived by seven siblings, a son, a grandson, and her parents. The family has asked that donations in Ms. Spencer’s name be sent to the American Cancer Society.

CalHR offers correctional sergeant’s promotional exam

This is a departmental promotional examination for CDCR. Self-scheduling opened Oct. 25.

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