The Inmate/Ward Labor Program (IWL), in partnership with the local unions and CDCR stakeholders, has been providing inmates training through the pre-apprenticeship program and with on-the-job experience on various construction projects. This joint effort continues to provide former CDCR inmates the job skills that lead to potential career opportunities upon release. One such success story is former inmate Johnny Bosquez, who is now earning over $30 per hour as a plumber.
A van pool of employees from California State Prison, Corcoran (COR), witnessed a vehicle accident while on their way to work. The van pulled over and the employees jumped into action.
Workplace shootings make headlines, lives are lost and communities are shattered. They can happen anywhere and at any time, usually without warning. That’s why CDCR’s staff diligently train to bring such situations to a quick resolution.
While their families may not have physically been present, the men completing their first cycle of GOGI (Going Out by Going In) Peer Coach Training at California State Prison Corcoran certainly felt their support for their rehabilitative efforts.
Wayne Stalie, an Equipment Maintenance Supervisor at California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison (SATF), recently received a Merit Award for his suggestion to share trash removal costs and services between SATF and nearby California State Prison, Corcoran.