Avenal State Prison (ASP)’s family members recently visited the prison for a day with members of the Peer Support Program (PSP) alongside the Office of Employee Wellness (OEW) to give our staff an opportunity to show families what they do on a daily basis.
Nearly 700 volunteers recently gathered at Chino’s Victory Outreach Church for special training hosted by California Institution for Men (CIM). Warden Dean Borders led the event by recognizing the efforts of the dedicated volunteers who were in attendance. The men and woman donate their time at CIM, California Rehabilitation Center and the California Institution for Women.
More than 8,000 people meandered through the fourth annual Touch a Truck event in Long Beach, allowing them to get up close to over 100 vehicles on display. Kids climbed in and got behind the wheel of the state parole transport vehicle while parole agents engaged with the public.
Warden Dean Borders recently hosted 29 faculty and students from California Polytechnic University at Pomona (Cal Poly) for a Correctional Symposium at the California Institution for Men (CIM). The Correctional Symposium, held Feb. 16, was the brain child of renowned author and scholar Dr. Renford Reese, Ph.D. The symposium featured inmates from all walks of life with various prison terms.
Staff at California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC), is turning contraband into well-deserved calls and assistance for deployed soldiers and veterans. The introduction of cellphones into California prisons is a matter of safety and security, both for prison staff and inmates and community members outside the prison. Contraband phones allow inmates to make unauthorized and unmonitored calls to the public and in some cases to other offenders. At SAC, the staff is helping turn this contraband problem into talk time minutes for soldiers and emergency funds to help our heroes.