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California Institution for Men (CIM)

Inmate Programs:

The California Institution for Men (CIM) offers a variety of programs that strive to benefit the inmate population upon release. There is an assortment of academic programs available to inmates, including classes in Adult Basic Education I (ABE I), which is directed to inmates who are functionally illiterate ,Adult Basic Education II and III, for men who desire to up-grade their skills or meet prerequisites for vocational training.

Adult Basic Education classes provide instruction in writing, math, reading, life skills, language and pre-GED instruction.

For students who speak other languages, an English as a Second Language Program is offered to strengthen communication skills.

CIM offers a Substance Abuse Program (SAP) with a 150 inmate program enrollment for those inmates that may need addiction recovery assistance. Furthermore, there is a wide range of volunteer self-help groups that are also offered throughout the complex which meet regularly.

Under the direction of the Prison Industry Authority (PIA), CIM is home to the Leonard Greenstone Marine Technology Training Center (MTTC). This program was re-dedicated June 2006. MTTC provides an internationally recognized curriculum for its graduates. Coursework includes: diving physics, navigation, report writing, air systems, welding, seamanship, blueprint reading, diesel engines and marine construction. In addition to the coursework, MTTC graduates must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and confidence during and after their training. In addition to the MTTC, PIA operates a food and beverage packaging plant and a laundry facility which serves the California Institution for Women, California Rehabilitation Center, Patton and Lanterman State Hospitals.

Under the direction and supervision of the Community Resource Manager CIM offers the following Inmate Leisure Time Activity Groups: Alcoholic Anonymous & Narcotic Anonymous ? (educates and helps participant?s maintain sobriety), Veterans In Prison (VIP) (support group for veterans incarcerated., Victim Offender Education Group (VOEG) (restorative justice program helping participants understand the impact of the crimes and affects on the victim, family and community) PRIDE (Prisoners Reaching Independent Decision to Educate) group helps at risk youth in community through education.)

CIM also provide NON-ILTAG Programs such as Life Changing Mentoring Program (Program provides mentors to the children of incarcerate parents in an effort to break the cycle of crime.) ASK mentoring Program (program mentors inmates that receive little or no visits from family. Program is designed to help inmates focus on preparing to re-enter society.

Center For the Empowerment of Families (CEF) Program headed by Dr. Sharon Rabb teaches relationship skill, life skills and anger management to inmate participants.

Criminal Gang members Anonymous (CGA) a recovery program for all criminal regardless of their lifestyle and crime choice to help identify the causes and solutions of criminal behavior and foster a change in the lives of participants.

Fatherhood Program - Teach and foster effective parenting skills for incarcerated persons

College Education Program - Inmates enrolled in community college correspondence classes

Prison Education & Arts Program - College students tutoring and providing educational resources to inmates who participate in the volunteer education program. students and program participants are from CAL-POLY POMONA.

Celebrate Recovery -12-step recovery program for dysfunction including drugs, alcohol, sexual abuse, and anger

Toastmasters - A group that teaches the skills to be an effective public speaker while fostering leadership and responsibility

Prison Fellowship Pre-release Program - works with inmates who meet the 12-18 monthly release date. Program outline includes one on one life coaching skills, care team of volunteers, pre-release curriculum, and seminars

Religious Services are provided by State Chaplains who supervise a total of 500 volunteers from 93 Community Churches and Ministries.


DRP Programs

CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs offers a wide range of programs for inmates. Check to see which programs are offered at this institution.

Family Liaison Service Specialist

CDCR provides through a contract with a community-based organization an on-site Case Manager as a family reunification liaison for inmates and family members, to assist with an inmates pre-release preparation; and conduct Parenting and Creative Conflict Resolution classes for inmates. Please call the Institution to contact the Family Reunification Liaison.