Peace Day at Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF) demonstrates the transformative power of the California Model.
Facility F, selected as one of the facilities to incorporate the California Model, hosted Peace Day on July 12.
The celebration began with a brief introduction and moved right into the Facility F Color Guard presenting the colors. Meanwhile, the facility’s band performed the National Anthem. The SATF Peace Day included an Aztec dance demonstration, African drumming, and art.
Alphonso Williams, Facility F chairman of the Inmate Advisory Council, took to the microphone to share some of his life experiences. He also thanked everyone for allowing such an event to take place.
Numerous staff took some time out of their day to play corn hole, dominoes, and chess with the population.
Although most of the staff were not winners in those events, everyone said they had an amazing day.
Warden (A) Bryan Phillips and Capt. Donald Stohl also spoke to the gathering, thanking everyone for their hard work to make Peace Day a success. The population, in turn, thanked Phillips and Stohl for allowing them to feel as if they were not incarcerated. Plans are coming together to have many more events in the near future.
By Lt. Brent Urban, AA/PIO
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility