Community Involvement, Rehabilitation

SATF, HDSP food sales raise $9k for youth

Food sales from incarcerated populations at Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison (SATF) and High Desert State Prison (HDSP) generated nearly $9,000 for charitable organizations to help youth.

SATF incarcerated raise $7,300 for youth

Thanks to the incarcerated population at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison (SATF), $7,306 was donated to Corcoran youth programs.

On October 10, SATF presented a check for $5,455 to the Recreation Association of Corcoran (RAC). The organization offers youth programs.

As SATF staff members entered the RAC Gymnasium to present the check, they were greeted with cheers and applause from the children.

“Being able to be a part of something like this cannot be put into words,” said Chief Deputy Warden S. Smith. “Seeing those children’s faces made everyone’s day that much better. Thank you to the staff and the inmate population who made this possible.”

A few days later, a second check was also presented to the RAC for $1,851.

These donations provide 104 local children with scholarships to play youth basketball for the 2022 season.

These funds were generated by our the incarcerated population holding charitable food sales on Facilities A, B, E, F, and G.

The donation check was presented on behalf of the institution by Chief Deputy Warden S. Smith, Correctional Captain A. Iverson, Community Resource Manager J. Bragg, Community Resource Analyst P. Marin, Office Technician M. Evans, Correctional Officer D. Orth and Accountant Trainee B. Shergill.

Submitted by Lt. Brent Urban

High Desert donation benefits youth mental health program

The incarcerated population of High Desert State Prison (HDSP) raised funds through approved food sales to donate $1,654 to a program promoting mental health.

The donation went to Lassen County Behavioral Health, who oversees the Friday Night Live Partnership, a youth/adult leadership program.

These programs provide high school and middle school aged youth community service activities to help gain awareness.

Youth and teachers in this program continue to spread mental health awareness, in the prevention of providing alcohol/tobacco to minors by hosting events with local merchants.

Lassen County Behavioral Health, along with Friday Night Live, has collaborated with the Office of Traffic Safety and Lassen County Office of Education. The participants recently created art at local nursing homes, while spending time with residents.

They also completed a public service announcement with the local radio station relaying their positive message and events. The High Desert donation goes to help reduce underage drinking/tobacco use and provide mental health awareness.

Submitted by Lt. Jon Sieberg

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