By Jeff Reed, Correctional Counselor III
California State Prison, Sacramento
On June 2, California State Prison, Sacramento (CSP-SAC), saw its first graduates for Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) courses.
Eleven inmates completed Anger Management and 11 inmates completed Criminal Thinking on the Minimum Security Facility. Both are intensive three-month programs that meet twice a week, for 3.25 hours at a time. Each class is facilitated by a counselor with 12 participants in each class.
Center Point Inc. is the contracted agency that provides the rehabilitative programs, while a Correctional Counselor III manages the program on behalf of CSP-SAC and DRP.
The graduation program included speakers from Center Point Inc., and an inmate volunteer from each graduating class. One of the speakers highlighted what he learned in class saying, “There are no shortcuts to rehabilitation.”
CSP-SAC also started DRP programs on its Level IV C Facility.
Learn more about DRP, http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/rehabilitation/