The CAL-ID Card Program provides a valid California identification card to eligible inmates upon their release from prison in accordance with California Penal Code Section 3007.05. Possession of a CAL-ID card is a critical component for employment and other services.
This prison-based program is part of the
Office of Offender Services (In-Prison Programs).
All California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation institutions
In order to participate, offenders must:
All eligible offenders scheduled for release can apply for a CAL-ID Card.
Program length varies by institution and contractor.
Rehabilitative programs are the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. The link below explains this process with an easy-to-follow diagram
An offender who is serving, or has served, their time on good behavior has access to many rehabilitative services and programs if they are determined to be in need.In-Prison Services
See Technology Solutions for more information.
Technology has opened the door to more educational opportunities while simultaneously reducing government spending. Below is a list of technology initiatives at CDCR.