A service dog trained by two inmates in the Prisoners Overcoming Obstacles & Creating Hope (POOCH) program at R.J. Donovan State Correctional Facility is now helping patients who are at the end of the their lives. Since graduating from the prison program, Stevie comforts patients who receive Symptom management care at Hospice of the North Coast’s (HNC) Pacifica House.
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility officials are investigating three separate incidents in which four correctional officers and one correctional counselor were attacked by inmates.
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF) staff, the local California Correctional Peace Officers Association Chapter, and USE Credit Union recently raised funds to commission a plaque at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. The plaque honored more than 130 armed services veterans who currently work at RJDCF.
Wounded military veterans and children with autism are getting certified services dogs, thanks to CDCR’s Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF) and a charity.
On a recent Sunday afternoon, the team from Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility took the plunge for Special Olympics.