Awards and Appreciation

CSP‑SAC and MTC show their appreciation to staff

People at Sacramento prison wait in line.
Staff appreciation at CSP-Sacramento.

To thank institution staff, California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC) Warden J. Lynch, Community Resource Manager (A) B. Hernandez and Public Information Officer E. Altvatter teamed up with Mount Tamalpais College (MTC) to provide a day of food trucks to the institution staff. MTC also provided for the incarcerated population.

The effort acknowledges the hard work of the institutional staff during the pandemic while also reminding the incarcerated population of their larger connection to the community outside of the prison.

Formally known as the Prison University Project, MTC provides free Associate of Arts degrees and college preparatory programs to people incarcerated in California’s prison system.

On August 3, 2021, MTC staff contracted with three food trucks for the staff appreciation day. The trucks cooked for the event and were welcomed by all of the staff.  The food trucks provided free meals to SAC staff on all three watches and toughed it out through a day where the temperature topped out at 102 degrees.

On August 4, MTC and SAC custody staff worked together to distribute approximately 2,100 care packages to the population. Consisting of foodstuffs, stationary items and a letter of encouragement. The care packages were well received.

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