California Regains Oversight of Folsom State Prison

Oversight of Folsom State Prison’s (FSP) medical services is once again in the hands of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), according to a July 14 statement by the CDCR.

Eight California Prisons Earn ACA Accreditation

Eight California prisons recently earned accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, the official accrediting body of the American Correctional Association, bringing the state’s total to 16 approved facilities.

Beard Points California in the Right Direction

By Torrey Sims
Correctional News recently caught up with Dr. Jeffrey Beard, Ph.D., the newly appointed secretary of corrections for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Jeff Beard: The New Name in California Corrections

There is a new boss in California who is getting major buzz for his stance on sentencing reform. Gov. Jerry Brown recently appointed Jeff Beard as the state’s new corrections secretary. Beard is a vocal advocate of alternative sentencing laws that move non-serious criminals into community treatment programs rather than state lockup.