On Saturday, Nov. 11, members from the High Desert State Prison/California Correctional Center Honor Guard participated in the Lassen County Veterans Parade. This year, the Color Guard rode in the parade with horses owned by team members Officers Shanna Parks and Dawn Hershberger.
Special Olympics participants from Lassen County visited with staff and the Inmate Advisory Councils at High Desert State Prison (HDSP) over the summer where the nonprofit organization was given a donation.
On Thursday, July 13, the inaugural class of Victim Impact graduated at High Desert State Prison. Victim Impact is a Department of Justice program geared toward helping prisoners to become more aware of how their crimes impacted their victims. The coursework also encourages them to take responsibility for their actions and to move towards making amends. Victim Impact is an advanced Inmate Leisure Time Activity Group.
Josh Walton, incarcerated at High Desert State Prison, acted quickly when his young daughters’ pent-up enthusiasm began bursting over and they started chattering loudly and squirming about. But he didn’t look annoyed at all. Walton doesn’t get many chances to be an in-person dad alongside his wife, Christin. That’s why the Get On The Bus (GOTB) program is so important to him and his family, as it offers families the opportunity to spend a whole day with their incarcerated loved ones, at no expense to the families.