CDCR Honors Employees at 29th Annual Medal of Valor Ceremony

Department recognizes more than 100 employees for heroism, outstanding service SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) honored 116 employees today during the department’s annual Medal of Valor Ceremony. Employees were recognized...

CDCR’s Responses to Hunger Strikers’ Demands

In May 2011, prior to two hunger strikes that year, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) began revising its gang validation and Security Housing Unit (SHU) confinement policies and procedures. This effort resulted in the “Security Threat...

Hunger Strike Update

SACRAMENTO – As of today, 190 inmates in eight state prisons are on a hunger strike disturbance, down from 12,421 inmates on July 11, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). An inmate is considered to be on a hunger strike...