Inmate Susan Atkins Dies of Natural Causes

Chowchilla – Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) inmate Susan Denise Atkins, 61, who had been serving a life term for seven counts of first-degree murder, died of natural causes at 11:46 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at the prison’s...

CDCR Sends Layoff Letters to 1,443 Employees

Follows last week’s announcement to Reduce Rehabilitation Budget SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today sent State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) letters to employees affected by a $250 million budget reduction in...

CDCR Reduces Offender Rehabilitation Programs

Headquarters Staff Reduced to Contain Costs and Increase Efficiencies SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is cutting adult offender rehabilitation programs, reducing headquarters staff and creating new efficiencies to save...