Senate Confirms Two Top CDCR Executive Appointments

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced that the California State Senate has confirmed Dan Stone as the Director of Adult Parole Operations and Jay Virbel as Associate Director of Female Offender Programs,...

Inmate Walkaway Apprehended, Returned to North Kern Prison

KERN – On September 12, 2013, at approximately 1:30 am, officials at North Kern State Prison (NKSP) received information that inmate Michael Valdez, 27, who had walked away from the institution’s minimum support facility on September 1, was apprehended and in police...

North Kern State Prison Escapee

DELANO – An inmate assigned to North Kern State Prison (NKSP) Minimum Support Facility was discovered missing by custody staff on September 1, 2013, at approximately 5:00 p.m.  Inmate Michael Valdez, a minimum-custody inmate, could not be located by custody staff...