More than 120 volunteers turned out for training and recognition of their efforts. The event was hosted by Calipatria and Centinela State Prisons.

More than 120 volunteers turned out for training and recognition of their efforts. The event was hosted by Calipatria and Centinela State Prisons.

By Ken Phillips, Community Resource Manager
Centinela State Prison

In a show of support for prison volunteers, Centinela and Calipatria State Prisons recently held a joint volunteer appreciation and training seminar.

Over 120 volunteers were present to receive recognition and appreciation for the thousands of hours they freely give.

Wardens from both prisons, institution chaplains, and custody staff were on hand to show their appreciation.

A few of the training topics for the event included Working with Custody, Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting, Brown Card Responsibilities, Recognizing Mental Health Issues and Safety and Security.

All attendees received certificates of appreciation for their attendance.