Two California State Prison-Los Angeles County (CSP-LAC) staff members were recently recognized for their work protecting the community. Every year Parris Law Firm and the Lancaster Baptist Church honors the members of local law enforcement agencies of the Antelope Valley community. This year they selected Correctional Officer James Aparicio and Lt. Richard Ochoa.
Salinas Valley State Prison held a graduation ceremony for one of its many re-entry programs on Facility D. The class completed the Substance Abuse portion of the re-entry program. Sixteen graduates were able to celebrate with a ceremony to include speeches from correctional staff, facilitators, graduates and a pizza party.
Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) celebrated Mother’s Day by surprising the inmate population with roses to give to their mothers during visiting. The event was made possible with a generous donation of 200 roses from Statewide Inmate Family Council (IFC) and MCSP IFC member Christina Mendoza.
Did you know that some reports reflect that in California, 4,574,710 people are struggling with hunger – and of them 1,731,270 are children? That comes down to 1 in 8 people struggling with hunger, and 1 in 5 of those are children. This is one reason CSP-Solano hosted a food drive March 31 to support the Vacaville Storehouse, an organization that provides free food and necessary personal care items to people in need in Solano County. The Storehouse serves more than 20,000 people every month.