Community Involvement

SATF population donate $16k to community

An artistic luminary on a prison track.
The incarcerated population created luminaries to be placed around the track for the Relay for Life fundraiser at SATF.

Recent fundraising activities saw California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran (SATF) donate $16,600 to the community.

Along with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and an institution wide effort, $9,252 was raised during a Relay for Life event. This event included the Community Resource Office, Education, the ACS, and facility Inmate Advisory Councils.

All facilities were offered the opportunity to participate in a Walk-a-Thon partnered with the ACS Bakersfield Office.

The population purchased and designed luminaries to be placed around the facility track during the event. Participating as individuals and teams, they competed to see who walked the most laps. Live music was provided by incarcerated bands, while there were also basketball and corn-hole tournaments, as well as a football-throwing challenge.

In addition, all proceeds made from food sale fundraisers were donated to the ACS. This was the first large scale event to happen at SATF since COVID. The response was positive with the incarcerated population requesting it become an annual event.

Another population fundraising food sale totaling $6,037 was donated to the Corcoran Little League. According to the league, the funds will be used to purchase new equipment for the program.

Lastly, SATF population food sales resulted in $1,308 to donate to the community high school Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

By Lt. Brent Urban

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