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Governor signs new Folsom Prison museum bill
Friday Aug 21 2015
After nearly 10 years of planning, locals and tourists will soon be able to visit a new, state-of-the-art museum filled with artifacts highlighting Folsom Prison. Assemblywoman Be ...
70 women graduate in Career Technical Education programs at Folsom prison
Thursday Jun 04 2015
Approximately 70 female offenders graduated from California Prison Industry Authority’s Career Technical Education program last week and received certifications in computer-a ...
Folsom Prison Museum may soon be on the move
Wednesday Feb 04 2015
Recently, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines reintroduced legislation that would remember the history of Folsom Prison and recognize the work of current and former corrections officers. As ...
A different kind of rehabilitation
Wednesday Nov 05 2014
In the 1940s Folsom Prison inmate Ralph Pecor spent his time painting a mural of the “Last Supper” on the wall of the Prison Chapel. Today prison officials and communit ...
Media Life: Newcastle contractor constructs Johnny Cash Trail span
Friday Oct 03 2014
Folsom’s new $3.8 million overcrossing on the Johnny Cash Trail gets the ribbon-cutting treatment on Saturday with the Man in Black’s daughter Rosanne Cash helping out. ...
Planned museum opens gates to prison history
Wednesday Jun 25 2014
While Johnny Cash helped put Folsom Prison on the map after performing “Folsom Prison Blues,” in 1968, the Folsom Prison Museum is working to keep the history of the pr ...
Media Life: Folsom Prison’s 1954 gritty riot film resurrected
Friday May 30 2014
Imagine Folsom State Prison opening its gates wide for a movie shoot that revolves around a riot inside. In these days of super-secure prisons, it would be a definite no-go. Then ...
New computer design program offers Folsom female inmates job-skill training
Wednesday Mar 12 2014
A new Computer-Aided Design program at the California Prison Industry Authority allows participants the chance to gain work skills and needed certifications for future employment a ...
Brick by brick, Folsom female inmates build foundation for solid future
Friday Jul 12 2013
FOLSOM, CA - Behind a courtyard of gray stone walls ringed with barbed wire, 15 women marked the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. Wearing pink shirts to signify their gr ...
Folsom Prison's Women's Facility career training
Friday Jul 12 2013
Folsom Women's Facility inmates enrolled in a construction job-training program through California Prison Industry Authority (Cal-PIA) were awarded certificates of completion J ...
School kids get new bikes thanks to Folsom Prison inmates
Monday Jan 07 2013
Bicycles refurbished by Folsom Prison inmates were recently donated to local school children in El Dorado County. On Thursday, Dec. 20, Folsom State Prison inmates and Warden Rick ...
Battle of the Badges
Tuesday Mar 20 2012
If you like hitting people, what better sport to get involved in then boxing? On March 31 at Power Gym USA in Rancho Cordova, 13 bouts comprise the United Combat Association’s Ba ...
Officials detain two in connection with Saturday's stabbing death at Folsom Prison
Thursday Mar 01 2012
Two suspects have been identified and removed from the general population at Folsom State Prison following a homicide that occurred Saturday in a medium-security unit. Inmate Rich ...
New Folsom Prison inmate murdered in cell, cellmate is suspect
Monday Dec 12 2011
Officials from California State Prison-Sacramento's Investigative Services Unit are investigating the early morning death of an inmate discovered in his cell at 3:10 a.m. in the pr ...
Ex-con, friend arrested attempting to smuggle items into prison
Friday Sep 02 2011
Two men, including a former inmate, were arrested earlier this week for attempting to introduce contraband into California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom. On Sunday, Aug. 28, t ...
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