Who We Are & What We Do
The mission of CCPOA is to fight on behalf of our members for the enhancement of wages and benefits, as well as the provision of a positive work environment. While there are many challenges for corrections in California, including the possibility of private prisons, the continued overcrowding of our existing prisons, the increasing number of violent inmates - particularly in the youth facilities - and the need to enhance the profession through training and education, we face them head on for our membership.
Every single member of our leadership team is a correctional officer and is elected by the membership. As a result, CCPOA's leaders have a personal understanding of the issues faced by correctional officers and a strong commitment to the professional that can only come from "walking the line" behind California's prison walls. This collective knowledge and experience is a big part of what makes CCPOA one of the state's most effective employee organizations.
In the years since our first contract was signed in 1982, CCPOA has been able to make great strides and do a remarkable job for our membership. We are always expanding our knowledge, training, and experience to provide our members with the absolute best representation. We will continue fighting the critical issues that currently face the corrections industry, and we are prepared to meet whatever challenges may come in the future.
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Elected by the membership, every member of CCPOA's leadership team is a correctional officer, giving them an understanding of correctional issues and a commitment to the profession that can only come from "walking the line" behind prison walls. This understanding makes CCPOA one of the state's most effective employee organizations.
Study examines California prison guards' high suicide rateSACRAMENTO, Calif. - Correctional Officer Scott Jones kissed his wife goodbye on July 8, 2011, and headed off to a maximum-security prison in the remote high desert of northeastern California. He never came home. Jones' body was found a day later, along with a note explaining why the 36-year-old took his own life: "The job made me do it." FULL ARTICLE
Hard Time: Correctional Officer Suicide Rate Rivals That Of Vietnam VetsFar too often society focuses on the lives of those behind bars, and rarely on those who work inside correctional facilities. Prison is a tough place not only for inmates, but also for those who dedicate their lives to working in correctional facilities. Correctional officers (COs) and other corrections professionals face numerous health risks... FULL ARTICLE
For Corrections Officers and Cops, a New Emphasis on Mental HealthThe relentless pressures of prison life on inmates' mental health – gang violence, solitary confinement and arbitrary discipline, among them - have long been subjects for psychological and academic research. But the cumulative impact on corrections officers, including an apparent high rate of suicide, has rarely been studied in depth... FULL ARTICLE
California Maybe Replacing Its 'Prison-Industrial Complex' With Something Far WorseThe main players in California's "treatment-industrial complex" are the very same ones involved in the for-profit prison industry. California made headlines last week when Governor Jerry Brown allocated a record $11.4 billion to the state's corrections department in his May Revision to the budget, translating to $75,560 per individual - the highest per-inmate cost... FULL ARTICLE
California prison guards have good reasons to fear death penalty repealAs correctional peace officers working inside California prisons, we take Proposition 62 very personally, because it directly impacts our safety and the safety of the inmates we oversee. Proposition 62 would repeal California’s death penalty law, putting inmates and correctional officers at serious risk. The Sacramento Bee's editorial board supports it... FULL ARTICLE
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