Awards and Appreciation

Kelly Clarkson TV show honors first responders from CSP-LAC

People in uniform stand with a woman on a talk-show set.
From left are Investigative Service Unit K-9 Officer Karanikolis, Captain Riviera, Officer Cruz, Captain Miller, Kelly Clarkson, Public Information Officer Lt. Graves. In the back are Fire Chief (A) Beverly, Associate Warden Lewandowski, and Accounting Supervisor Villa.


By Lt. Karla Graves

Producers of the Kelly Clarkson show invited California State Prison, Los Angeles County, to be a part of a live studio audience for a special episode dedicated to first responders. 

Clarkson honored first responders from CDCR, city police, county sheriff’s department, firefighters and paramedics across the country. She thanked them for their bravery, dedication and service.

This show is scheduled to air Nov. 8, 2019, on NBC.