Changes are happening at North Kern State Prison (NKSP) thanks to Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue and their Pawsitive Change program. Pawsitive Change was implemented in August as part of CDCR’s innovative grant program. This progressive and intensive rehabilitation program matches “death row” dogs with NKSP’s Level III inmates.
Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) saw the first reception center inmates graduate from a Criminal Thinking class. DVI is the first institution to offer rehabilitation programs to offenders in the reception center.
On a warm day in August, more than 200 offenders at Deuel Vocational Institution focused their efforts on self improvement by attending the Day of Peace, a rehabilitation outreach program.
On Sept. 24, 2014, Leanna Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison for embezzlement and forgery from her employer, a community services district. She has since earned a college degree and is looking forward to the future after she’s released.
Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered opening remarks at the San Diego Employer Forum where state and local leaders discussed the benefits of hiring trained former offenders. The Employer Forum was hosted by CDCR and the California Prison Industry Authority, in partnership with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, San Diego County Probation Department, California Workforce Development Board, San Diego Workforce Partnership and Second Chance.