Each year, Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) holds a toy drive campaign in partnership with the Amador County Sheriff’s Department to provide toys to local families.

MCSP staff has continued to help the local community whenever and wherever possible despite the tough economic times. Although these times can be trying for all, MCSP is committed to assisting and providing for the local community.

Donations came in the form of toys and cash from fund-raising campaigns held at MCSP throughout the year. Mule Creek staff as well as local businesses contributed to this event which benefits families in need throughout Amador County.

For the sixth year in a row, staff members from Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) in Ione, along with their children, also participated in the Ione Christmas parade on Dec. 8.

The parade included  24 entries and MCSP provided a fire truck and a truck and trailer decorated with more than 700 toys, banners and other seasonal decorations.