The annual career day at Highland High School in Palmdale featured state, city and county agencies to help guide students through their future job options. Parole agents from Antelope Valley were on hand to answer questions and let students see the inside of a parole vehicle.The agents also discussed other career paths in CDCR.
A promotional ceremony recognizing and celebrating the recent promotions within the Central and Southern Parole Districts in the Northern Parole Region was held March 12. The event was held at the Bakersfield Parole Office, with the posting of colors performed by the North Kern State Prison Honor Guard and the National Anthem sung by Des’ree Gardner, daughter of Bakersfield Parole Office Tech and event committee chair Aurora Muniz.
Jean “Bessie” Barclay, daughter of a prominent attorney, found life for women in the early 1900s limiting and stifling. Bucking conventional customs of the time, she frequently ran away from home as a teenager, disguised in male clothing. She claimed to be seeking a life of adventure, not one at the beck-and-call of men. In modern society, her fate would probably have been very different but in that time period, a woman wearing men’s clothing and taking on men’s jobs was unacceptable. By 1911, she found herself under a doctor’s knife to supposedly cure her of her penchant for thievery.
Meet the trailblazing women of California corrections. In honor of Women’s History Month, CDCR shares this slideshow highlighting the historic contributions women have made to the department.
Avenal State Prison (ASP) Education Department’s “The Sunshine Club” rallied together and held a book drive in honor of Dr. Seuss Day. The books were then donated to Valley Children’s Hospital.
On Feb. 27, the Los Angeles Central Parole District held its annual Staff Appreciation Day for 2019. This event has proven to be one of great anticipation because it reunites both current and former LA Central Staff; brings current and retired CDCR/DAPO Agents/Supervisors/Managers together; and serves as a forum to reveal, discuss, and implement the district’s annual objectives and goals.