100 experience power of rehabilitation at CSP‑Sacramento

Rehabilitation graduation at California State Prison, Sacramento, with people in chairs and one speaking at a table.
More than 100 people graduated various programs at CSP-Sacramento over the last two weeks.

For two weeks, California State Prison-Sacramento held graduations for those completing rehabilitation programs for substance use disorder, education, or job training.

Three facilities at CSP-Sacramento saw more than 100 gradate or complete rehabilitation programs. The celebrations were shared between Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment and the education department within the Division of Rehabilitative Programs.

Graduations included:

  • Life Skills
  • associate of arts degree
  • General Education Development (GED) high school equivalency
  • high school diploma
  • Peer Literacy Mentor Program
  • Career Technical Education Core
  • Electronics
  • Plumbing

One ISUDT program graduate spoke about his experience during the ceremony. He had powerful messages addressed to his fellow graduates, visitors and staff about his journey with choices and addiction.

Guest speaker Josh Gunner, from Project Rebound at SAC State, shared his personal story of incarceration and pursuit of education. When he was beginning his sobriety he was told, “Life can have endless consequences or endless possibilities and you get to choose which path you take.”

Story by Lt. Erik Alvatter

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