CALPIA Industrial Supervisor Keith Archibald helps to oversee the daily production of approximately 1,600 prescription eyewear at VSP’s optical lab. There are 108 offenders working at VSP Optical, and Archibald oversees 20 of them.
When people think about life behind bars, they don’t generally think of hard hats and hammers. However, that’s exactly what’s happening at California State Prison, Solano (SOL), in the Inmate Ward Labor (IWL) program. Lee Vang, Construction Supervisor I, is overseeing a large-scale project currently underway where dozens of inmates are working alongside union craft workers on a new medical clinic.
Dr. Morton Rosenberg, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Statewide Dental Director, works tirelessly so the system he manages can provide inmates the care they need to escape their dental discomfort and deter serious health problems.
People expect paychecks and overtime checks to be on time and accurate. When people make withholding and exemption changes, they also expect them to be immediate. On the front line of ensuring everyone gets paid for their work are Personnel Specialists like Ayana Cherry, who works at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Headquarters.
A common question people ask a Correctional Public Health Nurse (PHN) is simple, “What do you do?” But the answer is anything but simple for Prashanta Janz-Navarro.
It’s a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week commitment to be an institutional locksmith. When any prison lock fails, from a cell door to food port or office, it’s the job of Orr and Sterne to see it gets repaired.