California State Prison, Corcoran, (COR) recently held an Emergency Operations Exercise with the assistance of; Emergency Operations Unit (EOU), Emergency Planning and Management Unit (EPMU), and In Service Training (IST). The exercise was set up to evaluate the preparedness of the institution in setting up the Incident Command Post, and readiness of the Crisis Response Team (CRT) to include all areas of the institution that would play a role in an actual emergency situation. The training exercise took place on Facility 3C, West side exercise yard and Vocations area.
To help Special Olympics, Avenal State Prison staff are volunteering their time and personal resources for a March 30 Plunge with a Purpose event in Fresno. Special Olympics athletes often visit the prison to promote awareness of the organization.
The annual career day at Highland High School in Palmdale featured state, city and county agencies to help guide students through their future job options. Parole agents from Antelope Valley were on hand to answer questions and let students see the inside of a parole vehicle.The agents also discussed other career paths in CDCR.
Avenal State Prison (ASP) Education Department’s “The Sunshine Club” rallied together and held a book drive in honor of Dr. Seuss Day. The books were then donated to Valley Children’s Hospital.
On Feb. 27, the Los Angeles Central Parole District held its annual Staff Appreciation Day for 2019. This event has proven to be one of great anticipation because it reunites both current and former LA Central Staff; brings current and retired CDCR/DAPO Agents/Supervisors/Managers together; and serves as a forum to reveal, discuss, and implement the district’s annual objectives and goals.