Animal shelter gets help from CSP-Sacramento offenders

Animal shelter gets help from CSP-Sacramento offenders

The inmate population on California State Prison, Sacramento’s (SAC) B Facility, raised $1,657 in April by holding a food sale. The proceeds benefited the Front Street Animal Shelter. As part of SAC’s continued efforts to serve the local community, the prison hosts various fundraisers, donating the proceeds to local charities. Inmate food sales, where inmates purchase specially priced food items not commonly served in the institution, is one of the ways proceeds are raised. The charities benefiting from donations are selected by the inmate population and the Community Resource Manager (CRM).

Sergeant Pyle lives on in CDCR’s expanding K-9 program

Sergeant Pyle lives on in CDCR’s expanding K-9 program

Every officer who enters the kennels at California State Prison, Solano ― two-legged and four-legged alike ― passes underneath a hand-painted sign that reads “Do it for Pyle.” It’s become the mantra of CDCR’s K-9 program, which expands to every adult institution in California next year thanks to an approved budget change proposal by the Drug Interdiction Program. The K-9 program, part of CDCR’s dogged efforts to keep narcotics and contraband out of state institutions, was pioneered by the likes of Sgt. Brian Pyle, who died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 29.