Many would love to have the opportunity to experience a beautiful symphony performed by the renowned Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet of St. Petersburg, Russia. California Correctional Center (CCC) Inmates can now count themselves as some of the lucky few.
Inmates at Avenal State Prison (ASP) planted a garden with an eye toward growing more than plants. ASP officials led by Warden Rosemary Ndoh joined the inmates building the garden, another Insight Garden Program project.
Grounding one’s understanding of abstract concepts is an integral part of performance-based learning and on Feb. 28, Mary B. Perry High School at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility hosted an array of multiple projects created by students focusing on the framework of 21st Century Globalization with the theme of Perseverance.
Staff from California Correctional Institution (CCI) recently braved mountains and scorching desert for the Baker 2 Vegas Challenge Cup relay. In 2018, the CCI relay team was back again for the third consecutive year competing in the Challenge Cup relay. CCI was well represented in both runners and support personnel by a wide spectrum of disciplines. Participating were Correctional Officers, Sergeants, Counselors, Associate Warden, Psych Tech, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Physician, and Office Technicians.
In 1982, California voters approved Proposition 8, known as the Victims’ Bill of Rights. Six years later, the department established the Victim Services Program, known today as the Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services (OVSRS). Today OVSRS is a national leader in enforcing the rights of victims and providing vital services to communities impacted by crime. CDCR will acknowledge the journey and courage of crime victims and survivors, and celebrate those who advocate on their behalf during National Crime Victim’s Rights Week, April 8-14.
CDCR’s Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services (OVSRS) will honor National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with a Moment of Silence and information fair on April 11 at Fremont Park, 1515 Q St., Sacramento. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the ceremony beginning at 10:45.