Thursday, February 16, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

CDCR team contributes over $5000 in one day effort
Bill Sullivan, The Folsom Telegraph

While many were working to get away from water this past weekend, several were eager to jump in the waters of Lake Natoma at the annual Polar Plunge event to benefit the Special Olympics.

The largest team to represent law enforcement in this event  was the combined forces of the Folsom State Prison, California Department of Corrections-Sacramento, Mule Creek State Prison and Valley State Prison to form Team CDCR (pictured in red). This group alone, raised more than $5000 in donations for the event that saw over $32,000 raised.  The event drew a number of entries, including a team from nearby Aerotek that also participated in the costume contest in their green outfits. 

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Tribune Staff

San Luis Obispo
A group of California Men’s Colony inmates recently held a fundraiser and selected Jack’s Helping Hand as the recipient of the $2,000 they raised.

The inmates work in the California Prison Industry Authority, a self-supporting business that provides training to prepare inmates for jobs after release.

“JHH was their absolute first choice,” prison authority manager Frank Shaw said. “Once they learned what the organization does and how it came about, they were very enthusiastic and they all voted for it.”

Jack’s Helping Hand supports families of children with cancer and special needs.

“We are grateful for these people’s hard work and generosity,” said Karen Borges, the organization’s executive director. “I saw in person the genuine heart behind the fundraiser. Plus, it was incredible to see firsthand the training they are receiving that is working to reduce recidivism rates.”