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CDCR staff, incarcerated mark Fourth of July

To mark the Fourth of July, CDCR institutions across California celebrated with staff, the incarcerated and visiting families.

CHCF incarcerated, families enjoy special Fourth of July visits

California Health Care Facility (CHCF) marked the Fourth of July by holding a special visiting event. Thanks to staff, the visiting room was filled with music and games, along with a photo backdrop to capture memories. Making the event even more special, vendors offered barbecue rib sandwiches, burgers, and hotdogs. 

CIW marks Fourth of July

Like other institutions, California Institution for Women (CIW) made Fourth of July visiting special for families and their incarcerated loved ones. CIW Associate Warden D. Lewis donated balloons and miniature American flags. A photo backdrop was also decorated with a garland of balloons.  

Folsom State Prison welcomes families

Two Fourth of July family visiting events, held at Folsom State Prison, featured patriotic themed activities. Both events also offered free cotton candy, popcorn, cold drinks and frozen desserts. Staff also set up a secret grab box for the children to win prizes.

Festive music was played while a food vendor sold hot dogs, hamburgers and chili. Meanwhile, activities and games were enjoyed by the families and their incarcerated loved ones.

PBSP Honor Guard

As another example of community involvement, the Pelican Bay State Prison Honor Guard led the Del Norte County Fourth of July parade.

Starting at Veterans Hall on H Street, the parade went through to Front Street, ending at Beachfront Park and a patriotic party. The community celebration featured vendors, live music, and food.

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