“I just can’t wait to get out and show the better me.”
“If it wasn’t for my sister, I wouldn’t be here today. If she wouldn’t have put me on to this program. Big sister
This program helped people like me who had struggled in the past to succeed in getting a GED and a
“It helps with treatment, personal treatment for me, just reflecting and remembering what our ancestors did for this country and
“I really enjoy it because it’s therapeutic. It’s a way for us to get out of the dorm and get
Of the 10 immigration detention facilities that state Department of Justice officials visited between September 2017 and November 2018, IRDF
"To actually go inside and experience the ins & outs of the facility and the complete operation was eye-opening."
“I’m ready to face the world head on. Thanks Job Corps!”
"Being here, it changed me. It made me into a better man. It’s just the structure and the people that
“The Care Team is a group of members that got created so that we can help our facility have morale
“So, the Culture of Caring initiative is designed to create a positive, rich, challenging, and fulfilling experience for all of
"Please share the message with all your staff and workers that we appreciate them and their hard work so much."
“If it wasn’t for my sister, I wouldn’t be here today. If she wouldn’t have put me on to this
"I never thought we would have a long-term relationship with this organization, but it’s been incredible."
Inmates from Taft Correctional Institution played some basketball games with members of the Bakersfield Elite basketball team earlier this month.
"And really, we were surprised, the environment was quite peaceful. We observe respect in every moment.”
“This has been a phenomenal program and a great partnership.”
"In Haiti things are hard. You’ve got to be strong. I came here with the right mindset and I came
It shows by the way you run your unit that you really care about us and want us to succeed.
“I had just finished high school," she explains, "and I was like, ‘I need something else to do with myself.’”
"They’ve been phenomenal as far as support for our community.