Awards and Appreciation, California Model, Rehabilitation

CIW honors people who have passed away

The recent “I Remember” event at California Institution for Women (CIW) honors the memory of those who passed away.

Originally started as a somber ceremony honoring those CIW lost over the years, the event has transformed into a celebration of those lives. Now the event includes a relay race, basketball free-throw competition and plenty of food.

In the spirit of the California Model, staff and the incarcerated population participated in the events.

Like a picnic, incarcerated participants purchased cheeseburger meals to enjoy on the recreation field. Cotton candy, snow cones, and popcorn were also sold to raise money for the American Heart Association.

Story submitted by Lt. William Newborg, AA/PIO
California Institution for Women

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