3225 SIX MILE ROAD, ANGLES CAMP, CA 95222
Total Staff (CDCR) 2017: 9
Total Staffing (CAL-FIRE) 2017: 14
Total # Inmates (as of 9/19/2017): 86
Cal Fire operates a Fire Hose testing and repair station for the Tuolumne-Calaveras Ranger Unit as well as for Fire departments within the two counties.
Vallecito Conservation Camp, CC#1, was constructed and opened in 1958. Vallecito Conservation Camp is under the administrative supervision of Sierra Conservation Center (SCC). The camp’s primary mission is to provide inmate firefighting crews for fire suppression and flood control activities in Calaveras and Tuolumne County areas as well as throughout the state of California. In addition to fire suppression and flood control, inmate fire crews provide a workforce for community service projects in the local area. The CAL FIRE in-camp project is fire hose pressure testing and repair. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) in-camp project is a large vegetable garden.
CDCR is responsible for the supervision, care and discipline of inmates. CDCR and CAL FIRE cooperatively maintain Vallecito camp. CAL FIRE supervises the inmate work crews on all community service projects. CAL FIRE is responsible for the safe custody of inmates while on their daily community service projects. Vallecito Camp maintains and operates a Food Dispensing Unit (FDU), which is dispatched to various emergencies throughout the unit and is capable of serving up to 350 meals in remote areas. CDCR and CAL FIRE share the responsibility of training and supervising the inmate crew necessary to support this operation.
Spiritual services are provided by community volunteers. The camp offers AA and NA programs weekly to the assigned inmates of the camp. There is currently a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) program and College Courses are available for the inmates during their non-work hours. CDCR also operates a Hobby Craft Program for a limited amount of qualified inmates. Inmates quickly learn that life at a conservation camp is more desirable than behind the walls of a prison and, therefore conduct themselves accordingly.