Executive Assignment Changes

After two years with the department, Darby Kernan, Assistant Secretary of Legislation, has accepted a position with the California State Senate working for Senator Darrell Steinberg on public safety issues. Aaron McGuire will be replacing her effective April 2, 2012....

Attempted Murder at California State Prison-Sacramento

REPRESA –On March 28, 2012, just before 2 p.m., Inmate Melvin Kibbee V-47082 was discovered unresponsive on his cell floor, minutes after yard recall of B Facility’s Main Exercise Yard at California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC). Inmate Kibbee was transported to an...

Ready to Rumble

UPDATE: CDCR Correctional Officer James “Doin’ Damage” Davis defeated Los Angeles Police Department Officer Juan “Bad Blood” Bustamente for the light heavyweight state championship on Saturday, March 31. Folsom State Prison...

Governor Brown Announces Appointment

Terri McDonald, 48, of Sacramento, has been appointed undersecretary of operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has served as acting undersecretary of operations since 2011.McDonald has served with the California Department...

Inmate Tutors Help Inmate Students to Read

By Lt. Gregory Bergersen, Public Information Officer, Valley State Prison for Women Two dozen inmates at Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW) meet every Monday morning with Ms. Cindy Greer, Literacy Coordinator, to get their work assignments for the week.  In a...

Hiding Contraband Gets “Ruff”

He struts along without a care in the world, but when it comes down to the business of keeping bad guys from committing more crimes and keeping staff members and other inmates safe, he’s one of the best. He instills fear in those that are up to no good and has found...