California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

  • Agency: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Address: 1515 S St, Sacramento, 95811-7243 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: 916-445-7682
Fax: (916) 323-2998

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is located at 1515 S St, Sacramento, 95811-7243 CA. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation phone number is 916-445-7682.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation News

CDCR's Office of Labor Relations is known for their fantastic group Halloween costumes, and this year was no different. Today they hosted department staff and their families, delighted trick-or-treaters during the annual Secretary's Office Open House Celebration.

#Rehabilitation at CDCR takes a variety of forms, and cognitive behavioral treatment is one of the cornerstones. Today, Folsom State Prison held ceremonies for 134 graduates of these courses, which target focus on anger management, substance abuse, family relations and criminal thinking. Offenders work to break violent patterns and substance abuse issues. Rich Toso (right), who started as an officer and now is a correctional counselor at Folsom, said it’s rewarding steering inmates into positive programming. And for the offenders, the graduation ceremonies can be an important milestone. "They may never have graduated from high school or been part of something before,” Toso said. Howard Walker (left) who graduated from the criminal thinking course, said the course has helped change his life: “I’m learning from my mistakes and gaining awareness.” Learn more here -

Happy Halloween! The CDCR parole team and local law enforcement partners will be out working overtime tonight to help make sure registered sex offenders stay away from trick-or-treaters. This is the 25th year that CDCR has been imposing special conditions of parole on active parolee sex offenders. Conditions include a 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew during which parolees must remain indoors, all exterior lights must be turned off, no offering Halloween candy and no Halloween decorations. Check out our Parent Resource Guide for more tips on how to keep our communities safer:

CDCR’s #OperationBoo encourages parents to talk to their children about personal safety. The Parents' Guide offers tips on teaching kids how to spot dangerous behaviors in adults, not just during Halloween, but year round:

Operation Boo does more than check to see if sex offenders are complying with the terms of their parole on Halloween night. It also gives parents information on how to help protect their children. Check out this guide:

Tonier Cain gave an uplifting presentation today at California Institution for Women. Tonier, an author and documentary filmmaker, shared about her traumatic childhood filled with abuse, rape and neglect. Tonier revealed that she had 86 arrests & 66 convictions and how it led her to the path she follows today as an internationally recognized expert in the field of Trauma Informed Practice, & an advocate for women in prison & those who have suffered trauma. Tonier gave presentations earlier this week at Central California Women's Facility and Folsom Women's Facility.

The CDCR Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) will be out in full force on Halloween night enforcing special restrictions for parolee sex offenders. But DAPO warns parents that research shows only a small percentage (10%) of child molestation cases involve strangers abducting and abusing children. The vast majority of people who sexually assault children are people well known to the child and their family. For more information on how to help keep your kids safe, visit

#ThrowbackThursday! Harry Houdini performed his needle trick for inmates at San Quentin in 1915. Houdini visited the prison along with the 90-piece Philippine Constabulary Band, shown seated on the platform behind him. Houdini quipped he was sorry the warden wouldn’t allow him to perform his handcuff or prison-cell escape. (Photo courtesy, Houdini Museum of New York.) Read more here:

Salinas Valley State Prison Warden Bill Muniz (right) moderated a panel of reentry resource experts today at the Second Chance Entrepreneurial Summit in Vacaville. Warden Muniz shared info about the Prison to Employment Initiative meant to help more offenders leave prison with jobs and successfully reenter society. Kenyatta Leal (left) gave an uplifting speech about his journey from incarceration to successful business leader. Learn more about the Prison to Employment Initiative here:

On Halloween, CDCR's Division of Adult Parole Operations will be working in partnership with local law enforcement to help keep trick-or-treaters safe as part of the 25th annual 'Opeartion Boo.' Since 1994, CDCR’s Special GPS Units and Parole Agents conduct compliance checks on parolee sex offenders to make sure they’re adhering to the special conditions of parole imposed on Halloween. Visit for information on how to help keep your children safe on Halloween and throughout the year.

CDCR officials assisted with a multi-agency investigation targeting the largest criminal street gang in Riverside County. "Operation Eastbound and Down" netted 45 arrests and the seizure of 63 firearms, including 13 assault weapons.

First there was a competitive application process, then a year of education and training. On Friday, Oct. 19, 26 inmates in the Offender Mentor Certification Program graduated at California State Prison, Solano! Once these same inmates pass a rigorous exam they will be sent to other prisons to act as co-facilitators in substance abuse programs. After 2,080 additional hours in a carefully monitored internship, offenders can obtain a California Association of DUI Treatment Program certification. Upon release from prison, that certificate will dramatically increase their job opportunities.

Six offenders at San Quentin State Prison celebrated their graduation from the "Quentin Cooks" program by serving a five-course meal that put their new culinary skills on display. Tutored by some of the most well-known chefs in the San Francisco Bay area, the inmates learned basic cooking skills over the 12-week course that will enable them to work in a commercial kitchen. All six graduates also received Food Safety Certifications after being tested for their knowledge of how to handle food, such as keeping it at appropriate temperatures and properly stored to prevent illness. The Food Safety Certification is required for anyone working in an establishment that serves food, from restaurants to local coffee shops.

Sgt. E. Dixon, CSP-Solano, Sgt. V. Melendez, Office of Peace Officer Selection, and Lt. Chance Andes, Class Action Management Unit, are showing their support for the Pink Patch Project to support breast cancer awareness. Throughout the month of October, law enforcement agencies across the country participate in the campaign, buying approved patches and other commemorative items to raise funds for cancer research. CDCR joined the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and several other law enforcement partners from throughout the state at the State Capitol building for a group photo displaying their pink patches. Learn more at

CDCR Honor Guards from Calipatria State Prison, California Institution for Women, California Institution for Men, Wasco State Prison, California State Prison - Los Angeles County, Chuckwalla Valley State Prison and Ironwood State Prison will present our nation's colors at the Staples Center for the Clippers vs. Thunder NBA basketball game on October 19! For tickets, visit

So many amazing women are doing inspiring work at the 2018 Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice National Conference! #WWICJJ #transcend

#WWICJJ #transcend

CDCR offender walks away from Oroville reentry facility

Prepping for tonight's graduation dinner for the San Quentin Cooks program! Students in the program receive culinary training that can be used to help find a job once they are released. #SanQuentin

Welcome to Sacramento Utah Correctional Industries! #WWICJJ #transcend

CDCR offender who walked away from Oroville reentry facility on Friday is arrested

The all-female Honor Guard is ready for the Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Nation Conference in Sacramento. It starts today!