Delta Conservation Camp #8
Delta Conservation Camp #8 is jointly operated by CDCR and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). The primary mission of the camp is to provide incarcerated fire crews for fire suppression in the Sonoma, Lake, Napa Unit and Solano County areas. However, crews can be dispatched throughout the state. In addition to fire suppression, incarcerated hand crews provide a work force for conservation projects.
6246 Lambie Road, Suisun City, CA 94585
CDCR Camp Staff
- Lt. S. Turner, Camp Commander
- Sgt. S. Kett and Sgt. W. Marcantelli, Assistant Camp Commanders
About Delta Conservation Camp #8
Delta Conservation Camp #8 opened in June 1988. CDCR is responsible for the security, supervision, care, and discipline of the incarcerated camp participants. CAL FIRE maintains the camp, supervises work of the incarcerated fire crews and is responsible for the custody of incarcerated crew members on their daily CAL FIRE work projects. CDCR staff may accompany the incarcerated hand crews while assigned to emergencies.
When not fighting fires, incarcerated crew members perform conservation and community service projects. Conservation projects are determined by CAL FIRE.
Delta Conservation Camp provides local communities and state agencies with thousands of hours of work through conservation and work projects each year. Projects include vegetation cleanup around local schools, parks, and creeks; cleanup at the Yountville Veteran’s Home; various work for CAL FIRE facilities; and other work requested for city, county, state and federal agencies.
The in-camp CAL FIRE project is a Digital Decal Sign Shop, which produces letters, numbers and striping of vehicles for fire and law enforcement agencies.
Programs and Services
Just as in every CDCR prison, every conservation camp offers rehabilitative and educational services, including substance abuse programs, religious programs, and GED and college courses. Programs offered at Delta Camp include Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous and regular visits from local religious volunteers.
Local volunteers and sponsors provide religious services for incarcerated fire crew members. Delta Camp holds Alternatives to Violence (AVP) Basic and Advanced workshops several times per year.
For more stories featuring current and former Conservation (Fire) Camp Program participants, read Inside CDCR.
Visiting can be a critical part of an incarcerated person’s rehabilitation. For more information, visit the Scheduling Visits at Conservation (Fire) Camps page.