By Lt. Moises M. Soria, AA/Public Information Officer
Chuckawalla Valley State Prison
Chuckawalla Valley State Prison’s Victim Services Committee in conjunction with Ironwood State Prison recently held a combined ceremony in honor of Victims’ Rights Week.
The ceremony was held on the CVSP Warden’s Lawn, with a host of visitors from both institutions, as well as from the community of Blythe. Among those in attendance included Blythe Mayor Joseph DeConinck, Ellen Rutledge (retired CVSP employee), and Mika Moulton, the founding director of Christopher’s Clubhouse.
Rutledge and Moulton were guest speakers, as they were victims who both had lost children. Rutledge is the retired Executive Assistant to the Warden. Moulton founded Christopher’s Clubhouse, named after her son Christopher who was abducted from his neighborhood and murdered.
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Learn more about her organization, https://www.christophersclubhouse.org/.
The CVSP Honor Guard presented the colors. Chaplain Bill Carter was also present as he led the ceremony in prayer. Every year, ISP and CVSP combine ceremonies with each institution alternating host duties.