Inmate attack on correctional officer under investigation at CSP-Sacramento

Inmate attack on correctional officer under investigation at CSP-Sacramento

A correctional officer is recovering from injuries sustained during an attack by an inmate Wednesday at California State Prison, Sacramento (CSP-SAC). A second officer was also injured while responding to that incident. At noon Wednesday, June 13, inmate Maurice Daniels left his cell in a housing unit on Facility C. He walked past a correctional officer overseeing the area and suddenly punched him in the face. The officer struggled with Daniels and responding staff were able to quickly quell the incident and secure Daniels in restraints using physical force and a baton.

CDCR invites staff to watch Facebook Live Q&A today

CDCR will host a Facebook Live Q&A at San Quentin State Prison’s annual Demo Day event on Friday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. Students will demonstrate their projects and skills learned in Code.7370, the innovative computer coding program operated in partnership with California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) and the nonprofit organization The Last Mile. CDCR will interview students and staff members from The Last Mile and CALPIA who will field questions live from the Facebook audience. CDCR employees with internet access will be able to access CACorrections Facebook page from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to view the event at www.facebook.com/cacorrections.

CDCR Time Capsule 1914: San Quentin warden focuses on redeeming offenders

CDCR Time Capsule 1914: San Quentin warden focuses on redeeming offenders

On Oct. 31, 1914, San Quentin Warden James A. Johnston’s article on reforms at the prison was published in The California Outlook. It was also published in other periodicals. Titled “How we treat our prisoners at San Quentin,” the warden’s piece described reception, recreation, parole and the general treatment of inmates at the state’s oldest prison. At the time, the institution still housed female inmates. Often referred to as the reform warden, Johnston had previously served as the warden at Folsom Prison where he put an end to the use of straight jackets and other cruel practices. More than 100 years ago, he pushed for fair treatment of inmates and training to help them learn the skills necessary to re-enter society. 

LA Rams host Cleats for Character event for Ventura youth

LA Rams host Cleats for Character event for Ventura youth

It took 49 years for the Los Angeles Rams to move their National Football League franchise to St. Louis and another 21 years to make an emphatic return to the City of Angels in 2016. Two years later, the program has its sight set on Ventura ― for outreach, not relocation. Rams players Troy Hill, Ethan Westbrooks and Dominique Hatfield joined a team of former players and Rams Community Affairs staff at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility (VYFC) May 19 for a special event, reaching the hearts, minds, and even feet of youthful offenders.

Above the Call: CDCR Transportation Unit saves driver pinned in crashed truck

Above the Call: CDCR Transportation Unit saves driver pinned in crashed truck

While transporting inmates, a bus crew were the first to arrive at the scene of a single-vehicle accident. The victim, pinned inside the vehicle, was saved thanks to the quick actions of the CDCR staff. On April 26, 2018, while transporting 13 inmates on Highway 26, the Statewide Transportation Unit (STU) Northern Transportation Hub bus crew – Sgt. John Arthur and Officers Ronald Moore and Mario Perez – came upon a serious vehicle accident that had just occurred.  Emergency services had yet to arrive.