FPCM was created to allow CDCR to effectively manage its real estate requirements in a comprehensive manner, including the extensive construction of new prison beds contemplated under the Public Safety and Offender Services Rehabilitation Act of 2007. This legislation, also known as Assembly Bill (AB) 900, requires CDCR to add up to 40,000 new State prison beds with a requisite amount of treatment, education, vocational and rehabilitation services. To carry out its mission of public safety and rehabilitation, CDCR must acquire and manage various assets including real estate assets. The sheer size of the population it serves, and the unique nature of that population, makes CDCR the largest owner of State-owned facilities in California State government, with over 41 million square feet of State-owned space, covering over 27,000 acres and leases totaling over 2 million square feet. It is also the largest nonfederal correctional system in the nation. FPCM is led by a Senior Chief and a Chief Deputy Secretary and is organized into three (3) operating divisions and one (1) support division.
As specifically required by Assembly Bill (AB) 900 (Ch. 7, Stats. of 2007) and Senate Bill (SB) 81 (Ch. 175, Stats. of 2007), CDCR’s Master Plan Annual Report (MPAR) provides information on:
Proposed projects contained in the Department’s most current Five-Year Infrastructure Plan (fiscal year (FY) 2009/14) to carry out CDCR’s mission.
Current active projects during the reporting period (2009 calendar year); and
Projects completed within the reporting period.
The report also contains narratives, charts and graphics that detail CDCR’s needs based on the incarcerated population. Specific sections of the report are dedicated to CDCR Population and Capacity Reports; Infrastructure; Infill Bed Program (AB 900); Reentry Program (AB 900); Health Care Program; Coleman; California Out-of-State Correctional Facility Program; Female Offender Program; and Juvenile Justice.
The institution tabs contained in the MPAR provide detail on active, proposed, and completed projects at individual adult prisons and juvenile facilities. These include capital outlay, special repair, deferred maintenance, and energy efficiency projects that maintain, modify, or add infrastructure capacity, which support CDCR’s programs and operational goals.
Salinas Valley State Prison Building Becomes First LEED Certified Facility for California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Efficient Design in Mental Health Treatment Facility Cuts Water Use in Half, Energy Use by One-Third.
CDCR announced in March that Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP), CDCR’s newest high-security facility, has earned a Silver certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for New Construction v2.1 rating system. The SVSP facility earned a score of 33 points, which is above the LEED certified level. The achievement marks the first LEED certification for the State’s Prison system, first called for under Governor Schwarzenegger’s Executive Order #S-20-04, which required the design, construction and operation of all new state-owned facilities to be LEED certified.
Deborah Hysen had 17 years of professional experience in the commercial real estate sector before joining the Department of General Services of the State of California in 1997 as a Regional Property Manager. Prior to her tenure with the State, Ms. Hysen was responsible for the management, leasing, and renovations of multiple real estate projects comprising millions of square feet. In her later positions of Asst. Deputy Director of Real Estate and Chief Deputy Director of the Department, she has been responsible for managing the State’s complex building portfolio, overseeing billions of dollars of new construction and billions more in state procurement.
Ms. Hysen has served on the State’s Sustainability Task Force and also as a member of the Governor’s Energy Policy Advisory Council (EPAC). She oversaw the design and construction of the State’s first LEED building recipients. She also served as a Director of Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Performance Review (CPR) Team before accepting the nod to lead the Governor’s Facilities Strike Team to construct new facilities for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Her current role of Director for Facility Planning, Construction and Management for CDCR includes overseeing the Department’s ambitious Energy Management and Resource Conservation unit charged with developing all new buildings to achieve LEED certification. She currently serves as a member of the Green Building Advisory Committee for the State.