Community Involvement

PBSP making young visitors smile

Child visitors at PBSP.
Young visitor at Pelican Bay State Prison.

Staff and Crafts for Community Crochet (CFC) at Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) recently partnered to welcome visitors and children back to the institution to visit their loved ones.

The CFC is an inmate rehabilitative program dedicated to using their newfound skills to give back to the community in any way they can. After learning children would be allowed to return to In-Person Visiting at PBSP during Phase III Programming, they were inspired to make some welcoming gifts for children who might otherwise feel uneasy about visiting at a State Prison. This group donated approximately 50 crochet animals as a gift to our young visitors. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children had not been allowed to visit for nearly 15 months.  The project included inmates form Facility A, B, D and the Minimum Support Facility at PBSP, and brought smiles to all who were involved.

At the conclusion of the visits, PBSP Visiting staff gave all inmates a crochet animal to present to their young loved ones as a gift.

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