All across the state, California prisons and juvenile facilities recognized National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with special events, speeches and fundraisers.
California Medical Facility was given an 8mm film that appears to have been shot in the mid- to late-1970s or possibly the early 1980s. Titled, “The Correctional Officer: Doing Time – Life as an inmate,” the video was a training tool for correctional officers to help improve the relationship between inmates and staff. In the mid-1970s, the corrections department, along with the California Youth Authority, started a training academy for correctional officers. This video was part of those early efforts.
Chapter 269, Statutes of 2017 included a name change for COMIO – going forward we will be known as the Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH). Along with this name change, and other language in the bill, come exciting benefits and new activities for 2018. In the coming months we will be updating our website and other materials to reflect our new name.
Inmates at the Central California Women’s Facility and the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) gave more than $39,000 to local crime victims’ support groups throughout the Central Valley. The inmates are participating in CDCR’s and CALPIA’s joint venture project Allwire Inc.
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.