The California Identification Card (CAL-ID) Program provides a valid California Identification card to eligible offenders upon their release from prison in accordance with California Penal Code Section 3007.05. The purpose of the CAL-ID Program is to streamline access to support services such as medical, housing, and right-to-work documents.
CAL-ID is available at all CDCR institutions.
The CAL-ID program is available within 120-210 days of release.
All eligible offenders scheduled for release can apply for a CAL-ID card. In order to be eligible, offenders must:
An offender who is serving, or has served, their time on good behavior has access to many rehabilitative services and programs if they are determined to be in need. See Rehabilitative and Educational Services
Rehabilitative programs are the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. The link below explains this process with an easy-to-follow diagram
See Technology Solutions for more information.
Technology has opened the door to more educational opportunities while simultaneously reducing government spending. Below is a list of technology initiatives at CDCR.
See Rehabilitative Program Videos for DRP program information and general insight of CDCR's offender rehabilitation.