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California Prison Industry


Last updated: September 2, 2021

Salinas Valley Tribune – Salinas Valley State Prison inmates earn job certifications – Salinas Valley Tribune | Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield CA

September 21st, 2022

KSBW 8: 15 prisoners at Salinas Valley State Prison earn state-certificate apprenticeship

September 21st, 2022

Chino Champion: CIM, CIW inmates earn job certificates, apprenticeships from California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA)

September 13th, 2022

Inside CDCR: CALPIA graduates earn job certifications, apprenticeships

September 13th, 2022

Media Release: Incarcerated Individuals at CIM and CIW Receive Job Certifications and Apprenticeships through the California Prison Industry Authority

August 29th, 2022

Inside CDCR: CALPIA awards 53 apprentices with certifications

May 25th, 2022

Ledger Dispatch: CALPIA Graduates Receive Apprenticeship Certifications At Mule Creek State Prison

May 19th, 2022

Media Release: CALPIA Apprenticeship Recognition at Mule Creek State Prison

May 13th, 2022

NCIA: A Shining Success on the Outside

April 28th, 2022

Bill Davidson Appointed as CALPIA’s New General Manager

February 11th, 2022

Media Release: New UC Study Finds CALPIA Participants are Less Likely to be Rearrested, Reconvicted, and Reincarcerated

February 7th, 2022

Inside CDCR: Incarcerated give back to crime victims through CALPIA programs

January 7th, 2022

Inside CDCR: CALPIA holds 2021 employee award recognition ceremony

January 7th, 2022

Media Release: Incarcerated Individuals Give Back to Crime Victims Groups Through CALPIA Joint and Free Venture Programs

December 22nd, 2021

Inside CDCR: Incarcerated Individuals Secure State Job Offers Before Leaving Prison

December 13th, 2021

Media Release: Incarcerated Individuals Secure State Job Offers Before Leaving Prison

December 9th, 2021

Media Release: The Last Mile and California Prison Launch Revolutionary Laptop Program for Incarcerated Persons to Accelerate In-Person Tech Education

December 7th, 2021

Inside CDCR: The Last Mile and California Prison Launch Revolutionary Laptop Program for Incarcerated Persons to Accelerate In-Person Tech Education

December 7th, 2021

Inmates Credited With Saving Folsom Prison Staffer Who Suffered Heart Attack

October 19th, 2021

Incarcerated CALPIA participants come to rescue at Folsom State Prison

October 11th, 2021

Quick-thinking Folsom inmates rescue prison staffer

October 11th, 2021

CALPIA Partners with State Agencies for Reentry Success

September 28th, 2021

Five Keys Launches Custodial Maintenance Training for Formerly Incarcerated

September 2nd, 2021

CBS 13: Auburn Women Helping Facilitate Teaching of Braille to Incarcerated Californians

July 12th, 2021

Salinas Valley Tribune: Inmates graduate with job certifications at Soledad prison facilities

June 4th, 2021

Gold Country Media: Prison Authority expanding successful soft skills training program

May 21st, 2021

Fox 40: Statewide prison industry agency to expand soft-skills training for California inmates

May 10th, 2021

Media Release: CALPIA Launches Soft Skills Training for Incarcerated Individuals

May 7th, 2021

Former CALPIA Graduate Finds Success at Caltrans

February 26th, 2021

Techwire One-on-One: Prison Authority CIO on Strategic Plan, IT Projects

February 26th, 2021

Incarcerated Individuals Give Back More Than $100,000 to Crime Victims’ Groups Through CALPIA Programs

January 14th, 2021

Inside CDCR: CDCR Honors Employees at 35th Annual Medal of Valor Ceremony

September 18th, 2020

Media Release: The California Prison Industry Board Approves Overtime Pay for Offender Workforce

April 23rd, 2020

The Sacramento Bee: California Prison Employees Getting Help with Coronavirus Gear from Inmates

April 12th, 2020

Monterey Herald: Coronavirus – Inmates at Correctional Training Facility in Soledad produce masks

April 10th, 2020

Media Release: CALPIA Produces Hand Sanitizer During Pandemic

April 9th, 2020

Media Release: CALPIA Begins Cloth Face Mask Production for CDCR Staff and Offenders in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

April 6th, 2020

KYMA: Dozens of inmates to receive certifications for job skills

February 11th, 2020 A Win for Correctional Facilities and a Win for Inmates

January 20th, 2020

Inside CDCR: Offenders give back to crime victims’ groups through CALPIA’s Joint and Free Venture Programs

December 17th, 2019

Palo Verde Valley Times: CalPIA hosts CVSP program graduation ceremony: 34 inmates earn completion certificates

November 27th, 2019

Inside CDCR: Hiring event proves successful at CSP-Solano

October 25th, 2019

KSBY News: California Men’s Colony recognizes apprentices during ceremony

October 11th, 2019

NCIA: All Hands on Deck! Improving the path of reentry and workforce development

September 26th, 2019

San Francisco Chronicle: Erasing mistakes: California helps inmates remove tattoos

September 23rd, 2019

Inside CDCR: Men in Blue to Men in Suits at San Quentin

September 19th, 2019

Inside CDCR: Chefs in training graduate from CALPIA’s Culinary Arts Management program

August 2nd, 2019

Camarillo Acorn: Cracking the code to second chances

July 26th, 2019

Folsom Telegraph: FWF inmates celebrate in graduation

June 12th, 2019

Daily Bulletin: Graduate of Chino women’s prison jobs program returns to encourage inmates

May 2nd, 2019

Media Release: Scott Walker Appointed as CALPIA’s General Manager

April 12th, 2019

ABC 10: Stockton corrections program uses computer coding to give inmates a second chance

January 22nd, 2019

CBS Sacramento 13: Gov. Newsom Supports Tech Program To Give Incarcerated Youth Better Opportunities Outside Of Jail

January 22nd, 2019

NCIA News: Technology Training in Prison Leads to Employment Pre-Release

December 21st, 2018

Chino Champion: Inmates dive into remodeled training center at CIM

December 8th, 2018

Media Release: Offenders Achieve Apprenticeships for the First Time in California Prisons

November 14th, 2018

Fox 26: Inmates make eyeglasses, gain clarity in Chowchilla

October 30th, 2018

Press Release: Offenders Give Back Thousands to Crime Victims’ Groups Through CALPIA’s Joint and Free Venture Programs

September 28th, 2018

The Northern California Carpenter Magazine highlights CALPIA’s Pre-Apprentice trade programs

September 1st, 2018

USA Today: Why Silicon Valley is teaming up with San Quentin to train young people to code

July 26th, 2018

Fox 40: Program Helps Train Former Inmates for Post-Prison Careers

June 29th, 2018

Marin Independent Journal: San Quentin unveils new tech center, celebrates students

June 15th, 2018

Media Release: Offenders Give Back to Crime Victims’ Group through CALPIA’s Joint and Free Venture Programs

March 28th, 2018

KCRA 3: See how Folsom Prison inmates churn out 50K CA license plates a day

March 13th, 2018

Stockton Record: Rebuilding futures – Young offenders graduate from Chaderjian’s new construction program

January 25th, 2018

CALPIA Offers Web-based Customer Support

January 2nd, 2018

Engineering News-Record: Training Inmates in Autodesk CAD Programs Gain Traction

December 6th, 2017

Chino Champion: Going High Tech for the Last Mile

October 21st, 2017

ABC 7: SoCal women inmates learn to code and look toward brighter future

October 19th, 2017

Sacramento Business Journal: Technology Training Center Opens at Folsom State Prison

October 18th, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Job training in prison has gone way beyond stamping license plates

October 18th, 2017

Voice of San Diego: Sacramento Report: Brown hits San Diego; Faulconer Hits Sacramento

September 7th, 2017

CBS 8: Gov. Brown addresses jobs for convicts at San Diego Employer Forum

September 1st, 2017

Fox 40: From Offenders to Graduates: Female Inmates Emerge from Educational Program Prepared for Careers

May 24th, 2017

CBS 13: Female Inmates Graduate With A Head Start On Possible Future Careers

May 24th, 2017

Tech Crunch: What it’s like at San Quentin’s coding school

April 3rd, 2017

CALPIA Celebrates 70 Years

March 7th, 2017

The Tribune: Good News about California Men’s Colony inmates

February 15th, 2017

General Manager Honored with Top National Award

December 13th, 2016

Christian Science Monitor: Hard time software. Why these prisoners learn computer coding

December 5th, 2016

CDCR Offenders Give Back to Crime Victims’ Groups

October 10th, 2016

USA Today: San Quentin coders get visit from White House

September 9th, 2016

Press Release: Dice Insights: How Ex-Felons Can Get Hired in Tech

August 26th, 2016

Press Release: CALPIA Achieves Highest Standard in Sustainability in Manufactured Systems Furniture

August 23rd, 2016

Marin Independent Journal: San Quentin inmates getting paid to code

June 14th, 2016

Offenders Earn Employment as Software Engineers

June 14th, 2016

KOVR: Women hope training leads to a better life outside of prison

May 26th, 2016

KABC: Female inmates learn new skills through in-prison apprenticeship program

April 27th, 2016

KVIE’s “Rob on the Road” features CALPIA

March 22nd, 2016

CALPIA 2016 Newsletter

February 22nd, 2016

USA Today: San Quentin high-tech incubator forges coders, entrepreneurs

December 11th, 2015

San Jose Mercury News: Tech giving San Quentin inmates a second chance

December 11th, 2015

USA Today: Female prisoners in California prep for life outside with Autodesk degree

November 24th, 2015

KCRA: Prison program trains female felons for professional careers

November 19th, 2015

CBS Sacramento: Women Behind Bars Getting Help Building Technical Skills To Find A Job

November 19th, 2015

Female Offenders Graduate from First-of-its-Kind Prison Program

November 19th, 2015

Offenders Give Back More Than $71,000 to Crime Victims’ Groups

October 26th, 2015

The Today Show: Not just license plates anymore: Inmates are learning to code

September 14th, 2015

National Public Radio (NPR): California Reissues Classic Black License Plates

July 31st, 2015

Fox 40: Female Inmates Certified for Construction Trades

May 28th, 2015

News USA Today: California prisoners to get jobs as programmers

April 21st, 2015

SFGate: It’s good business to hire inmates, Gov. Brown tells companies

March 21st, 2015

Governor Brown Attends CDCR and CALPIA Bay Area Employer Forum

March 20th, 2015

CBS Local: Gov. Brown urges employers at Oakland business forum to hire ex-convicts

March 20th, 2015

SPLINTER After years behind bars, can prisoners re-enter a digital society?

February 4th, 2015

USA TODAY: Silicon Valley is turning prisoners into programmers at San Quentin…with the help of Hack Reactor and the backing of CALPIA and CDCR

November 21st, 2014

CDCR partners with local law enforcement

September 9th, 2014

FOX 40: Sacramento Community Leaders Encourage Employers to Hire Former Inmates

August 26th, 2014

Sacramento Employer Forum Urges Business Owners to Hire Trained Former Offenders

August 26th, 2014

The Green Edition – NCIA News Summer 2014

July 11th, 2014

The Green Edition – NCIA News Summer 2014

July 10th, 2014

Ventura Youthful Offenders Graduate from Construction Program that Offers Productive Life after Prison

May 28th, 2014

Youth offenders graduate from first construction program

May 28th, 2014

Fox 40- KTXL: Female Inmates at Folsom Prison Offered Hi-Tech Training

March 12th, 2014

Technology Training Center for Female Offenders

March 11th, 2014

CALPIA Deputy Director Receives National Award

January 30th, 2014

CALPIA Certifies Female Offenders for Productive Life after Prison

November 20th, 2013

Inmates at CIW receive certificates in construction

November 20th, 2013

Stockton Record: Victim Witness Program benefits from donation

November 4th, 2013

CALPIA offenders construct lockers for Chino High

September 17th, 2013

CALPIA Dairy Products Certified Kosher

July 2nd, 2013

Female Offenders Survey Capitol Park Site for Mexican-American Veterans’ Memorial Expansion

June 19th, 2013

Emergency Operations Training Center Grand Opening

May 23rd, 2013

Emergency Operations Training Center Grand Opening Invitation

May 7th, 2013

CALPIA Certifies Offenders for Productive Life After Prison

April 24th, 2013

CALPIA Certifies Offenders – California Institution for Women

January 25th, 2013

CALPIA Certifies Offenders – Leonard Greenstone Marine Technology Training Center graduation

January 25th, 2013

CBS San Francisco: San Quentin Inmates Give $36K to Bay Area Crime Victims’ Groups

November 27th, 2012

Leonard Greenstone’s Passing

October 26th, 2012

CALPIA Offenders Perform Facility Maintenance at Cal Expo

July 13th, 2012

CALPIA Certifies Offenders for Productive Life after Prison

June 22nd, 2012

CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate to Open National Correctional Industries Conference in Sacramento

March 29th, 2012

CALPIA Offers Web-based Customer Support

March 9th, 2012

CALPIA Certifies Inmates for Productive Life After Prison

January 27th, 2012

California Prison Industry Authority donates $3,715

January 23rd, 2012

Joint Venture Program at San Quentin State Prison disburses funds to victims’ groups

December 13th, 2011

New Internet Resource for California’s Joint Venture Program

July 5th, 2011

CTE Program Graduates Last Group before Closure

June 29th, 2011

CALPIA Program Certifies Inmates for Productive Life after Prison

May 17th, 2011

PBS Los Angeles feature on CALPIA Career Technical Education dive program

April 11th, 2011

New York Times: Enlisting Prison Labor to Close Budget Gaps

February 24th, 2011

Youthful Offenders Compensate Crime Victims

February 15th, 2011