Community Involvement

CTF, NKSP staff, incarcerated are helping others

Correctional Training Facility (CTF) and North Kern State Prison (NKSP) staff and the incarcerated population continue helping the community through donations and volunteerism.

CTF donates over $6,700 to school track team

Staff and the incarcerated population at CTF raised over $6,700 through a food sale fundraiser benefiting the Gonzales High School Track Team.

The funds raised will go directly to renovating the school’s track. The donation will help them upgrade the track from dirt to a competition-approved synthetic material.

Events like these demonstrate the positive impact incarcerated individuals and CTF can have on the broader community.

By Lt. Wil Landrum, AA/PIO
Correctional Training Facility

NKSP staff donate $2,000 to school football team

NKSP staff opened their wallets to help the Cesar Chavez High School football team. Prison staff donated a check to the school’s team on June 30 in Bakersfield.

Acting Warden Kevin Hixon said he was proud of the support shown by prison staff.

“High school athletics can be the most memorable events in a student’s life, memories that can last a lifetime. (Sports) also has the potential of sculpting who you will become as an adult,” Hixon said. “I am happy to be supporting the Cesar Chavez High School football team. Also, I have challenged the student athletes to continue to work hard and support one-another. We look forward to the beginning of the season.”

By Joseph Lopez, Community Resource Manager
North Kern State Prison

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