Thirty years ago, in 1988, California State Prison, Corcoran, was activated, becoming the 19th state prison. Earlier this year, the prison recognized three decades of public safety and honored those who have worked at the institution since 1988.
Proud students. Smiling, tearful parents. Tight hugs and hearty handshakes. This is the usual scene at any graduation ceremony but at Visions Adult School inside California State Prison, Corcoran (COR), this is a truly special occasion. Visions Adult School staff created a professional video titled “Build Your Future” to promote its educational programs.
Off-site training for the Deuel Vocational Institution Investigative Services Unit (ISU) turned into a real-world scenario when they spotted a car flipping end-over-end off the freeway. On Sept. 2 at 8:45 a.m., ISU staff heard the sound of screeching tires coming from the nearby Interstate 5 to 205 exchange. Officers looked to see a small passenger vehicle come off the highway flipping front over end and then rolling approximately five times before coming to a stop not far from their location.
The California Correctional Institution Baker to Vegas team grilled tacos for a good cause on July 21 at the Bowe Ranch in Tehachapi. The ranch hosted, “Honor on the Mountain,” a barrel racing event with proceeds donated to the Wounded Heroes Fund.
A routine drive home was anything but when a correctional officer was heading home after her shift. On Aug. 18, 2018 while driving home from the California Correctional Institution, Officer Kendle Prince witnessed a single-car accident on Highway 58 outside Bakersfield.