STATE PRISON INMATES JOIN BATTLE AGAINST FIRES

More than 2,100 orange-suited California prison inmates are working side-by-side with other fire crews battling the numerous fires raging throughout the state.Inmates from 138 crews from 36 of the state’s 38 conservation camps are clearing fire lines on 15...

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER RECEIVES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

Correctional Officer Lyn Pinckney of the California Department of Corrections (CDC) today was awarded the 1996 Richard A. McGee Award for his outstanding contributions to the community of Blythe and the significant savings of taxpayer dollars.Officer Pinckney has...

HIGH DESERT STATE PRISON DEDICATION CEREMONY

Corrections official today joined with state and local elected officials to dedicate a second prison in Susanville: the High Desert State Prison.”The citizens of Susanville are like other California communities who welcome a second prison as neighbors,”...

CORRECTIONS ADDS NEARLY $.5 MILLION TO VICTIMS’ FUND

In April alone, the California Department of Corrections collected $435,306.73 for the State Board of Control’s Crime Victim Compensation Fund. The money comes from state prison inmates and is used to cover medical costs, mental health treatment, and emergency...

CORRECTIONS HONORS ITS HEROES

An unconscious victim is pulled from a burning house, deadly inmate attacks are thwarted, a rapist is pursued and captured, a 77-year-old angler is saved from the pounding surf. The Department of Corrections (CDC) recognized these and other employee heroics at the...

CORRECTIONS TO HONOR HEROES

An unconscious victim is pulled from a burning house, deadly inmate attacks are thwarted, a rapist is pursued and captured, a 77-year-old angler is saved from the pounding surf. The Department of Corrections (CDC) will recognize these and other employee heroics at the...