Community Involvement

CDCR staff, incarcerated people donated $80k, clothing, food so far this fall

Metal card filled with scarves and hats
Clothing sewn by the incarcerated population at CCWF.

This fall, CDCR staff and the incarcerated population opened their pocketbooks, hands and hearts to help those in need.

The generosity helped feed the hungry, clothe needy and ailing children, and get people on their feet again.

The help ranged from traditional fund-raisers to knitting and other services. One incarcerated man even donated his hair to children undergoing treatment for cancer.

At Calipatria State Prison, pizza sales by incarcerated persons raised more than $23,000 for local charities, for example.

At Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF), members of the prison’s population knitted almost 5,000 items for needy children.

Here is a round-up of recently published articles on the subject of helping others: