folsom prison

A different kind of rehabilitation

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

School kids get new bikes thanks to Folsom Prison inmates

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

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

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 ...