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  • Press Release: California Inmates Snapping Up Free Condoms

    New policy raising safety, legal concerns for officers and inmates. WEST SACRAMENTO – The state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has installed free condom dispensers in four California prisons, prompted by legislation passed last year calling for the state to develop a plan to help “reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other STDs in prison.”



    Tuesday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced a decision to radically revise policies regarding prison violence. Initially California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) filed a Motion to Intervene in Ashker vs. Brown, the court, however, denied this motion based on the assumption the State would represent California’s correctional peace officers concerns, yet


  • CDCR Investigating Inmate Homicide at High Desert State Prison

    SUSANVILLE—Officials at High Desert State Prison (HDSP) are investigating an incident that occurred on Monday, August 31 in which two inmates attacked and killed another inmate. The incident occurred just after 1:30 p.m. on one of the prison’s maximum-security yards when two inmates attacked the victim with an inmate-manufactured weapon. Officers quickly intervened using chemical


  • Cases of Legionnaires Disease at San Quentin Rises to Six

    Six San Quentin prison inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires disease as of today, officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced. The first confirmed case of the disease at the prison in Marin County was on Wednesday and Sunday prison officials announced the five additional cases. The source of the disease is


  • Inmates Riot At Maximum Security Prison In Soledad

    SOLEDAD, Monterey County (CBS SF) — A riot involving 90 inmates at a maximum-security prison in Soledad Thursday morning sent two inmates to the hospital and injured others, a state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman said. The riot happened shortly before 10 a.m., when several inmates started fighting in a yard at Salinas Valley


  • California Medical Facility correctional officer attacked

    A correctional officer at the California Medical Facility (CMF) was attacked by an inmate with a weapon early Tuesday morning. CMF officials are currently investigating the attack as an attempted homicide. At approximately 1:40 a.m., while working in CMF’s Psychiatric Administrative Segregation Unit, a correctional officer was attacked by an inmate with a weapon, according


  • Inmates Riot At State Prison In Folsom; 1 Dead

    FOLSOM (CBS SF) — An inmate at the California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC) in Folsom was killed during a riot Wednesday, according to authorities. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said inmates at the maximum-security prison began fighting in one of the general population yards just before 1:00 p.m. Inmate-made weapons were used during the riot


  • Prison to dedicate monument to fallen correctional officer

    California Medical Facility (CMF) will pay tribute to Correctional Officer Albert “Al” Patch on Monday by dedicating a monument in his honor at the institution where he died in the line of duty. The dedication ceremony, commemorating the 35th anniversary of Patch’s death, will be held at noon Monday at the front entrance to CMF,


  • Inside California’s Jail-Building Boom

    Indio, California – In this desert city halfway between Los Angeles and the Arizona border, a small monument to the state’s prison downsizing experiment is materializing in a shopping center storefront, where former felons will soon have access to health screenings, substance-abuse treatment, job training, therapy, and probation officers who look and sound more like


Member Alert!   This Week on the CCPOA Members Website:

  • CCPOA Weekly Update – posted September 4th
  • NEW 5150 Hotline – posted September 4th
  • Member Alert Notice – posted September 3rd

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