An Officer of the Year and other honors were recently given to California State Prison, Los Angeles County staff. Officer Daniel Sanchez is the recipient of the “Officer of the Year” award from the Parris Law Firm and Antelope Valley Bar Association.
Academic Instructors from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Center for Criminality and Addiction Research, Training and Application (CCARTA), collaborated with the CDCR Division of Rehabilitative Programs and Valley State Prison to host a three-day training event at the Merced Parole Office this spring.
For 46 years, Rev. Beverly “Rev. Bev” Tafoya has ministered at California Rehabilitation Center. She recently donated over $26,000 worth of music equipment to the institution’s chapel.
The California Rehabilitation Center participated in another Bring Your Child to Work Day on April 26, 2018. Staff from every department and classification brought in over 110 children to share what they do at work.
Inmates who learned job skills at the prison often found difficulty landing employment. They found an eager ally in a grizzled sea captain who delivered supplies to the prison for decades since he usually staffed his ship with former offenders.
Sgt. Andrea Tuntakit of Avenal State Prison achieves what seems impossible to some – a good balance of work, family and fitness. And she still gets an average six hours sleep a night. She runs her own fitness class (using a program called High Fitness), stays active in her children’s lives and works a demanding job.