Above the Call: Calipatria officers assist medical staff to save inmate’s life

Above the Call: Calipatria officers assist medical staff to save inmate’s life

What started as a normal work day for Calipatria State Prison (CAL) Correctional Officer Juan Galvan quickly turned into a life-or-death situation. On Friday, Feb. 2, Officer Galvan, while working as Floor Officer #1 on Facility B, Housing Unit 5, at CAL, responded to a call of “man down” in one of the cells. Officer Galvan found an inmate on the ground, unresponsive. Responding Officer Robert Gonzalez immediately assisted Officer Galvan, and took over providing chest compressions.

Above the Call: Off-duty CO helps capture escaped inmate

Above the Call: Off-duty CO helps capture escaped inmate

An inmate who walked away from the Folsom Minimum Support Facility at Folsom State Prison was apprehended thanks to the sharp eye and quick thinking of an off-duty correctional officer. Officer Vianey Ford was driving through Rancho Cordova on Oct. 31 at 7:10 p.m. when she spotted someone she recognized as an inmate who walked away from Folsom State Prison five days earlier.