The Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) 2nd Chance Ministries came to California State Prison Sacramento (CSP-SAC) as part of their recent prison tour.
Education is the gift that can never be taken away – once you learn something, it’s yours to keep. That’s the message Shannon Swain sends to students every time she visits a prison. As Superintendent of the Office of Correctional Education (OCE) for CDCR, Swain and her team are committed to providing opportunities for academic growth during incarceration. In 2019, they’ll kick off a first-of-its-kind program to recognize correctional schools of excellence.
Dunkin Donuts was recently taken over by local police, sheriff and correctional officers for the second Cop On A Rooftop fundraiser hosted by the Special Olympics.
Inmate food sales at California State Prison-Sacramento’s (CSP-SAC) three level IV facilities and the Minimum Support Facility provided a generous donation totaling $8,800 to Special Olympics of Northern California.
From office closures to evacuations, CDCR staff living and working in the path of Butte County’s devastating Camp Fire were heavily impacted along with their friends and neighbors. Staff also rushed to the scene to help. Wiping out the town of Paradise, the state’s largest and deadliest fire drew firefighters from nearby inmate fire camps and institutions. CDCR also responded by activating Peer Support teams to travel to the affected areas.
The month of October found the staff at the California Correctional Institution (CCI) “thinking pink.” Since CDCR has approved the wearing of pink patches in recognition of breast cancer awareness, a disease that afflicts millions of women each year, the staff at CCI sported the newly approved pink patches to show their support.