CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations’ (DAPO) Adult Programs Unit (APU) welcomed a bevy of community resource providers and 49 formerly incarcerated women to the third annual Females Achieving Change Together (F.A.C.T.) empowerment event Oct. 25 at the Southwest Community Facility in San Francisco. This event is a gender-responsive collaboration of Bay Area resource providers focusing on the unique issues women face as they return to their communities after incarceration.
On Saturday, Nov. 11, members from the High Desert State Prison/California Correctional Center Honor Guard participated in the Lassen County Veterans Parade. This year, the Color Guard rode in the parade with horses owned by team members Officers Shanna Parks and Dawn Hershberger.
From donating coats to school children to helping fund Special Olympics athletes, CDCR institutions step up to fill the needs in their respective communities.
Region I Chief Nurse Executive Philip Mallory completed his third charity century bike ride on Sept. 9. In the past 18 months, he and his statewide coworkers have raised $15,770 dollars for three charities including Best Buddies, St Judes and Noah’s Light.
Calipatria State Prison (CAL) staff paid tribute to not only our nation’s veterans, but also our local veterans, with the third annual Veterans Memorial Ceremony earlier this month. Meanwhile, Wasco State Prison-Reception Center held a run in honor of veterans.
Costumed canines made their way through the High Acute Units at California Health Care Facility (CHCF) to celebrate Halloween. The festive pooch parade brought smiles to inmates and staff alike.