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Women’s history celebrated at Salinas Valley

Captain speaking at a women's event at Salinas Valley prison.
Capt. Naomi Davis speaks during the first Women's History Month event at SVSP.

Salinas Valley State Prison celebrated Women’s History Month with an inaugural event March 1 to mark the occasion.

Correctional Business Manager Jovia Barchacky, main event organizer, hopes this will become an annual event for the prison.

Anna Velasquez, the first female elected as Soledad mayor in 2022, was the keynote speaker.

Also speaking at the Salinas Valley State Prison Women’s History Month event were Captains Naomi Davis and Gabriela Constantino.

There were also gift bags for prison staff and for those attending the event, lunch was provided.

By Lt. C. Avina

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