The CDCR Recruitment Team and several correctional facilities have been busy over the past few months spreading the word of job openings throughout the department. The focus has been on Plant Operations and Food Service positions.
CMC Associate Warden Bryan D. Phillips took part in the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) beginning in July 2017. He, along with 24 others, were separated into five teams. This is his account of his experiences in ELI. “My advice to you, if your Warden asks for anyone wanting to attend the ELI, raise your hand and make a difference,” he writes.
When a man began a shooting rampage across a quiet county in Northern California, agents from the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) were there to answer the call for assistance. On Nov. 14, an active shooter was reported at the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, located in a rural area of Tehama County. Mutual aid was requested for all available law enforcement in the area to respond. Four parole agents responded to the scene with the initial responders. As the situation escalated in the county, a second request for law enforcement assistance was broadcast and three parole agents and a supervisor responded. Following the incident, DAPO activated Peer Support for all involved agencies.
Using money generated from offender fundraising activities, High Desert State Prison donated over $1,000 to a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of land and maintenance of trails in Lassen County.
Dogs are helping offenders better themselves through rehabilitation – for the canine as well as the inmate The first graduation for North Kern State Prison’s (NKSP) Pawsitive Change Program was held Nov. 10. The 18 program participants received a certificate for Canine Behavior and Training.