Media Policies – Adult Institutions

California correctional facilities and programs are operated at public expense for the protection of society. The public has a right and a duty to know how such facilities and programs are being operated. It is the policy of the California Department of Corrections...

CORCORAN PRISON RESUMES SHU YARD

California State Prison, Corcoran will resume yard exercise periods for inmates in Security Housing Units (SHU) tomorrow, December 28, 1996. “I believe problems in the management of the yards have been identified and corrective actions taken since I suspended yard...

JAMES GOMEZ ACCEPTS EXECUTIVE POSITION AT PERS

Corrections Director James H. Gomez today announced he will be assuming the position of Deputy Executive Officer for the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) effective January 21, 1997. “I am looking forward to this new challenge, and I am proud to have had...

CORRECTIONS VICTIM CONTRIBUTIONS TOP $10 MILLION

With its October check of $445,393, the California Department of Corrections now has contributed more than $10 million to the State Board of Control Crime Victim Compensation Fund. “So far this year our monthly collections average just under a half million...

CDC INVESTIGATORS DIRECTED TO CORCORAN

A team of California Department of Corrections (CDC) trained investigators arrived this week at California State Prison, Corcoran to begin CDC’s probe of allegations of staff misconduct. “I have instructed the team to provide me facts on the allegations within...

CORRECTIONS REFILES MEDIA ACCESS REGULATIONS

The California Department of Corrections (CDC) has refiled its media access regulations with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on the basis of “operational necessity.” This allows the regulations to remain in effect for 160 days while the department...