The California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) recently said goodbye to K9 Goose who faithfully served the institution for nearly six years. She will remain with K9 Officer L. Serrano and his family to live out the rest of her days.
Avenal State Prison (ASP) has completed its first round of training and it was a success. Not only did the dogs get trained to be able to help members of the society, but the inmate trainers feel they can give back to the community and show humanity.
Meet the officers – four- and two-legged – dedicated to ridding California prisons of dangerous contraband.In February 2019, eight new teams successfully completed the department’s fifth 280-hour K-9 academy. They’re part of the CDCR K-9 program expansion, slated for completion in April 2019, that will result in 76 teams supporting prisons throughout the state.
A Feb. 11 operation in an area of Long Beach found agents from the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO), CDCR’s Division of Adult Institution K9 handlers and the Long Beach Police Department’s narcotics task force serving search warrants and targeting crime in the city. The Operation was a success and resulted in multiple arrests and discovery of narcotics.
The head facilitator penned a piece describing a recent dog program graduation. “On Oct. 3, Valley State prison (VSP) held it second Youth Offender Program (YOP) obedience dog graduation. It was a tremendous success. Our program is committed to assisting in the overall development and basic obedience training of rescued dogs that come into our care. We believe that rescue dogs deserve to be treated kindly and ultimately adopted by a family who can love them unconditionally. We had two of our beloved dogs graduate with flying colors, ‘Toby’ who is a Chihuahua/Dauchsund mix, and ‘Hank’ who is a cocker spaniel.”
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD) joined forces with the Office of Public and Employee Communications (OPEC) to broadcast the San Diego prison’s first-ever Facebook Live video. Krissi Khokhobashvili, deputy chief of the Office of External Affairs, with the organization and filming skills of Public Information Officers Ike Dodson and Allie Powell, and the help from some curious viewers, interviewed RJD staff and inmates on their experiences living and working in a program-focused facility.