Salinas Valley State Prison Investigating Riot

SOLEDAD – The Investigative Services Unit at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) is investigating an attempted homicide incident that sparked a riot. The incident started when two inmates began to fight on the Facility D yard, a maximum-security sensitive needs yard,...

CDCR Inmate Firefighter Dies of Injuries

SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced that an inmate firefighter has died as the result of injuries sustained while working on a fire line in San Diego County. The inmate firefighter, Frank Anaya, 22, was...

Rehabilitative Arts Programs Expand To All State Prisons

SACRAMENTO – The California Arts Council (CAC) has awarded new contracts to 12 arts organizations providing rehabilitative services to California inmates through Arts in Corrections (AIC). Through a partnership of CAC and the California Department of Corrections and...