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Inmates working in a CDCR, CALPIA joint venture generated funds for a more than $39,000 donation to a group helping victims of sex trafficking.

Inmates at the Central California Women’s Facility and the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) gave more than $39,000 to local crime victims’ support groups throughout the Central Valley.

The inmates are participating in CDCR’s and CALPIA’s joint venture project Allwire Inc.

More than $34,000 was donated to Mollie’s House in Fresno, a local non-profit agency serving the needs of girls age 12 to 17 who are victims of human trafficking.

The six-bed facility, also known as a Safe House, offers housing for a day or long-term live in program where services for survivors includes mental health, substance abuse and counseling.

Chief Deputy Warden (A) Michael Pallares thanked Torrella Minor, Founder/Director of the first Mollie’s House in the Central Valley, for her dedication to the young women in this community.

The Marjaree Mason Center of Fresno also received a donation of $5,000. The center provides emergency and longer-term safe housing along with a wide variety of support services for victims of domestic violence in Fresno County.