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Welcome to the Board of State and Community Corrections Newsroom. This page includes articles about promising practices underway in the counties, press releases and announcements about the BSCC, and archived press materials released by the BSCC since 2013.
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Promising Programs in Practice
Inside/Out Students Study Together at Imperial Jail
|When he dropped out of high school, Pedro thought academics weren’t for him. But in the Imperial County Jail his mind was freed.|
Wild Horse Redemption in Sacramento County
|At a rustic ranch in rural Sacramento County patient wranglers learn to coax the wildness out of mustangs, while hoping the animals will one day flourish outside of the corrals that have held them since capture.|
In LA, New Section 8 Rules Mean Some Felons Can Go Home
|Damae Miller’s mother went to prison when the young woman was just 15. Now 25, she is looking forward to helping her mother transition to freedom after a decade in the Central California Women’s Facility at Chowchilla.|
Erasing The Past, One Tattoo At A Time
|STOCKTON -- Juan Nila has made a lot of decisions he regrets, but at least one can be erased: the prominent Aztec tattoo across the front of his neck that signaled his membership in a street gang.|
Dogs, Humans Strive For Second Chance
|Shannon Plummer is a 53-year-old heroin addict serving time at the James A. Musick Jail in Orange County for felony drug possession. Frosty is her year-old roommate, a lanky white Labradoodle mix whose time was up at the county animal shelter....|
Can Horses Help Offenders Process Destructive Emotions? Success In Siskiyou County Is Riding On It.
Military Vets Find Support in Jail
San Diego County Agencies Collaborate on Realignment Goals
|In San Diego County an ambitious collaboration to help Realigned offenders escape from cycles of crime is underway between public safety officials, the courts, probation, the District Attorney, Public Defender and community-based organizations.|
San Diego Invests in Collaborative Courts to Reduce Recidivism
|SAN DIEGO – The man with the offensive tattoos on his hands was nicknamed Angry Bird when public safety officials here diverted him into a special Reentry Court to deal with issues surrounding his addictions, anger and impulse control.|
Sacramento County’s Adult Day Reporting Center Offers Hope for Change
In Fresno, Inmates Learn to Handle Life’s Challenges
LA County Jail Education Programs Transform Lives
|“It’s so remarkable to see human intelligence triumph over bad behavior,” Sheriff Leroy Baca of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Jan. 16, 2014.
“We’re confined, but our minds are always free to learn,” inmate Solomon Brown, 30.
BSCC Committee Releases Recidivism Definition
SACRAMENTO -- A Board of State and Community Corrections committee charged with defining the term “recidivism” has approved its final version of the definition, which will be presented for approval to the Board in November.