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QBFamilyAdvocat
05-06-2006, 12:04 AM
Prisoners assigned to the Conservation Camp Program are carefully screened. Only minimum-security prisoners – those without a violent background – can participate. Prisoners with "two strikes" on their record also are not eligible. Many times they have been convicted of either theft of drug possession.

- This is an article I found on the CDF website regarding fire camps.

CDF CONSERVATION CAMP PROGRAM

CDF is currently authorized to operate 39 Conservation Camps statewide that house nearly 4,000 inmates and wards. These camps are operated in conjunction with the California Department of Corrections (CDC) and the California Youth Authority (CYA). Through these cooperative efforts CDF is authorized to operate 196 fire crews year round. These crews, also referred to as hand crews, are available to respond to all types of emergencies including wildfires, floods, search and rescue. Fire crews perform several million hours of emergency response each year and more on work projects.

The crews are completely mobile throughout the state and are strategically located in areas that are most likely to need their assistance. They are carefully screened by custodial agencies for their suitability for the program, including physical, emotional, and intellectual aptitudes, as well as a lack of arson in their records. Potential crew members are evaluated again during physical fitness training by the custodial agency and yet again during their basic training by CDF. Fire Crew Firefighter Basic Training consists of a week of classroom training and a week of field training and covers wildland fire safety and attack, hand tool use, teamwork, and crew expectations. Once assigned to a fire crew, a minimum of four hours-per-week of advanced training is provided to each fire crew firefighter, with some members progressing to more responsible positions on the crew. All CDF fire crews are tested each spring during rigorous Fire Crew Preparedness Exercises.

On fires, building "freeways" with chain saws and hand tools through whatever vegetation happens to be in the line of fire is normal crew routine. However, direct attack, where the crew’s efforts are applied directly to the flaming front of the fire, is the tactic of choice when the distance between the wildfire, and life and property grows smaller. You will also see these crews ahead of the fire setting up to protect structures. CDF fire crews are available year-round; consequently, they have become California’s storm troopers, logging some 426,090 hours of flood fighting in January of 1997 alone. All of California’s major disasters over the last few years have seen the assistance of the fire crews in either a labor intensive effort to contain and mitigate the situation, such as the fires, heavy snows, search and rescue operations, earthquakes and floods, or in more of a support role, such as staffing a mobile kitchen unit during the Los Angeles riots.

A typical conservation camp will be located within a few miles of a small population center. It will have a civil service staff of at least 24 employees, between CDF and the cooperating agency, and will field five fire crews. The budget for a typical camp, including both agencies’ payroll and operating costs, is about $2.35 million. Many of the goods and services required for operation of the conservation camp will be purchased from local vendors, and it is common for staff to be active, involved members of the local community.


- A list of information regarding California Deparment of Forestry that is in collaboration with California Department of Corrections. (Conservation Camps)

Butte Fire Center (CCC)
6640 Steifer Road
Magalia, CA 95954
530-873-0330

Alder (CDC)
PO Box 905
Klamath, CA 95548
707-482-2761

Sugar Pine (CDC)
15905 Sugar Pine Camp Road
Bella Vista, CA 96008
530-472-3121

Eel River (CDC)
PO Box 528
Redway, CA 95560
707-923-2757

Trinity River (CDC)
P.O. Box 639
Lewiston, CA 96052
530-286-2880 , 530-286-2885

Deadwood (CDC)
17140 McAdams Creek Road
Fort Jones, CA 96032
530-468-2235

High Rock (CDC)
PO Box 176
Weott, CA 95571
707-946-2362

Konocti (CDC)
13044 State Highway 29
Lower Lake, CA 95457
707-994-2441

Delta (CDC)
6246 Lambie Road
Suisun City, CA 95585
707-428-4461

Antelope (CDC)
711-045 Center Road
PO Box 908
Susanville, CA 96130
530-257-2295

Ishi (CDC)
Star Route 3 Box 50
Paynes Creek, CA 96075
530-597-2352

Salt Creek (CDC)
PO Box 468
Paskenta, CA 96074
530-833-5562

Devils Garden (CDC)
Crowder Flat Road
PO Box 100
Alturas, CA 96101
530-233-3634

Valley View (CDC)
PO Box 27
Elk Creek, CA 95939
530-968-5355

Growlersburg (CDC)
15440 Longview Lane
PO Box 188
Georgetown, CA 95634
530-333-4385

Intermountain (CDC)
22 Foothill Road
PO Box 68
Bieber, CA 96009
530-294-5289

Pine Grove (CYA)
13630 Aqueduct-Volcano Road
PO Box 405
Pine Grove, CA 95665
209-296-7591

Mt Bullion (CDC)
5730 Mt. Bullion Access Road
Mariposa, CA, 95338
209-966-2116

Susanville Inmate Training Center
711-045 Center Road
PO Box M
Susanville, CA 96130
530-257-2727

Bautista (CDC)
33015 Bautista Road
Hemet, CA 92554-8514
951-927-3639

Chamberlain Creek (CDC)
15800 Highway 20
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707-964-3716

Norco (CDC)
Western & Pine Bldg. 314 Box 279
Norco, CA 91760
951-737-5911

Oak Glen (CDC)
41100 Pine Bench Road
Yucaipa, CA 92399
951-797-5418

Parlin Fork (CDC)
23000 Highway 20
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707-964-3765

Gabilan (CDC)
Route 1 Box 103
Soledad, CA 93960
831-678-0609

CIW Training Center
P.O. Box 2018
Chino, CA 91708
909-597-7137

Washington Ridge (CYA)
11425 Conservation Camp Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-7855

Fenner Canyon (CDC)
25900 Big Rock Road
Valyermo, CA 93563
661-944-5086

Ben Lomond (CYA)
13575 Empire Grade Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-426-1610

Owens Valley (CDC)
Route 2 Box 22L
Bishop, CA 93514
760-387-2565

McCain Valley (CDC)
2550 McCain Valley Road
Boulevard, CA 91905
619-766-4412

Rainbow (CDC)
8215 Rainbow Heights Rd.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
760-728-7492

La Cima (CDC)
15108 Sunrise Highway
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-0140

Cuesta (CDC)
Route 2, Box 427
San Joaquin Bldg 962
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-543-9570

Ventura (CYA)
2800 Wright
Camarillo, CA 93010
808-984-4754

Mountain Home
45260 Bear Creek Road
Springville, CA 93265
559-539-3151

Baseline (CDC)
16809 New Peoria Flat Rd
Jamestown, CA 95327
209-984-5287

Sierra Center (CDC)
PO Box 637
Jamestown, CA 95327
209-984-4754

Vallecito (CDC)
3225 Six Mile Road
PO Box 7
Angels Camp, CA 95222
209-736-5291
209-984-5291 Ext. 5321

Hope this helps out some.

TheGeneralsWife
07-28-2006, 01:27 PM
My brother is in Angels Camp and I was trying to find out anythign I could about it. Thank you for the address and phone number that was more then what I did have.

jaw
09-06-2006, 09:21 PM
Hi Ladies ! Are there any women out there Who have a husband at La Cima camp ? I wanted to know what it's like and if they have family visits .

QBFamilyAdvocat
09-06-2006, 11:20 PM
Hi Ladies ! Are there any women out there Who have a husband at La Cima camp ? I wanted to know what it's like and if they have family visits .


La Cima (CDC)
15108 Sunrise Highway
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-0140

This is all I have found for now.

sdwifey
10-04-2006, 07:24 PM
Hi Ladies ! Are there any women out there Who have a husband at La Cima camp ? I wanted to know what it's like and if they have family visits .
My husband just got transferred there today. Do you have any info to share? I'm interested to know too!

leesville
02-05-2007, 10:58 AM
Good morning ladies,
I have a few questions about the fire camps that our men go too from CCC. First of all where are they all? Is there a way to request one that is close to home? How long does it usually take to get to fire camp once at
CCC? What are the chances they will go to a fire camp farther away? What can I do to try and get him closer to home?
Any information you all can help me with would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Barb

sweettracy
02-05-2007, 12:06 PM
THEY CAN REQUEST 2 CHOICES FOR CAMP. IF THERE IS AN OPENING THEY WILL SEND THEM THERE,IF NOT THEY WILL GO TO THE NEXT AVAIL. CAMP. MY HUBBY FINISHED HIS FFT ON 12-22-06 IT HAS BEEN 6 WEEKS AND HE IS STILL WAITING TO BE TRANSFERED TO A CAMP! i DO NOT KNOW ALL THE CAMPS IN NORTH CALI BUT THERE IS DELTA IN SUISUN CITY,CA WASHINGTON RIDGE IN NEVADA CITY,CATHERE IS ONE CALLED PARLIN FORK I AM NOT SURE WHERE THAT ONE IS AT?

LeBeau
02-05-2007, 12:23 PM
I'm moving this to the General forum in hopes that more people familiar with the various camps will see it.

California Sunshine
02-05-2007, 12:27 PM
Here is a list of them compliled by one of our Mods Cysreese however thats all the info I have on them

Alder (CDC)
PO Box 905
Klamath, CA 95548
707-482-2761 (no Answer)

Sugar Pine (CDC)
15905 Sugar Pine Camp Road
Bella Vista, CA 96008
530-472-3121

Address for mail:You put inmates name,CDC number then Sugar Pine Camp #9 Then the rest of the address above. Visiting is Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3 pm.


Eel River (CDC)
PO Box 528
Redway, CA 95560
707-923-2757 ( no answer)

Trinity River (CDC)
P.O. Box 609
Lewiston, CA 96052
530-286-2880 , 530-286-2885

To send mail would be the address above.
Currently no visiting due to it being fire season and the screws being out. Visting hours though are Sat & Sun 9:30am to 3:30am.

Deadwood (CDC)
17140 McAdams Creek Road
Fort Jones, CA 96032
530-468-2235 (answering machine)

High Rock (CDC)
PO Box 296
Weott, CA 95571
707-946-2362

To send mail use address above and visiting is Sat & Sun from 10 am to 4 pm.

Konocti (CDC)
13044 State Highway 29
Lower Lake, CA 95457
707-994-2441 (Answering Machine)

Delta (CDC)
6246 Lambie Road
Suisun City, CA 95585
707-428-4461 (Answering Machine)

Antelope (CDC)
711-045 Center Road
PO Box 908
Susanville, CA 96130
530-257-2295 (Answering Machine)

Ishi (CDC)
Star Route 3 Box 50
Paynes Creek, CA 96075
530-597-2352 (Answering Machine)

Salt Creek (CDC)
PO Box 468
Paskenta, CA 96074
530-833-5562

Devils Garden (CDC)
Crowder Flat Road
PO Box 100
Alturas, CA 96101
530-233-3634

Valley View (CDC)
PO Box 27
Elk Creek, CA 95939
530-968-5355

Growlersburg (CDC)
15440 Longview Lane
PO Box 188
Georgetown, CA 95634
530-333-4385

Intermountain (CDC)
22 Foothill Road
PO Box 68
Bieber, CA 96009
530-294-5289

Pine Grove (CYA)
13630 Aqueduct-Volcano Road
PO Box 405
Pine Grove, CA 95665
209-296-7591

Mt Bullion (CDC)
5730 Mt. Bullion Access Road
Mariposa, CA, 95338
209-966-2116

Susanville Inmate Training Center
711-045 Center Road
PO Box M
Susanville, CA 96130
530-257-2727

Bautista (CDC)
33015 Bautista Road
Hemet, CA 92554-8514
951-927-3639

Chamberlain Creek (CDC)
15800 Highway 20
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707-964-3716

Norco (CDC)
Western & Pine Bldg. 314 Box 279
Norco, CA 91760
951-737-5911

Oak Glen (CDC)
41100 Pine Bench Road
Yucaipa, CA 92399
951-797-5418

Parlin Fork (CDC)
23000 Highway 20
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707-964-3765

Gabilan (CDC)
Route 1 Box 103
Soledad, CA 93960
831-678-0609

CIW Training Center
P.O. Box 2018
Chino, CA 91708
909-597-7137

Washington Ridge (CYA)
11425 Conservation Camp Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-7855

Fenner Canyon (CDC)
25900 Big Rock Road
Valyermo, CA 93563
661-944-5086

Ben Lomond (CYA)
13575 Empire Grade Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-426-1610

Owens Valley (CDC)
Route 2 Box 22L
Bishop, CA 93514
760-387-2565

McCain Valley (CDC)
2550 McCain Valley Road
Boulevard, CA 91905
619-766-4412

Rainbow (CDC)
8215 Rainbow Heights Rd.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
760-728-7492

La Cima (CDC)
15108 Sunrise Highway
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-0140

Cuesta (CDC)
Route 2, Box 427
San Joaquin Bldg 962
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-543-9570

Ventura (CYA)
2800 Wright
Camarillo, CA 93010
808-984-4754

Mountain Home
45260 Bear Creek Road
Springville, CA 93265
559-539-3151

Baseline (CDC)
16809 New Peoria Flat Rd
Jamestown, CA 95327
209-984-5287

Sierra Center (CDC)
PO Box 637
Jamestown, CA 95327
209-984-4754

Vallecito (CDC)
3225 Six Mile Road
PO Box 7
Angels Camp, CA 95222
209-736-5291
209-984-5291 Ext. 5321

Cuesta Camp
Route 2, Box 427
Building 962
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 543-9570

Ventura Camp
2800 Wright Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
805) 983-3960

Los Robles Camp
4735 Airport Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-0266

Bautista (CDC)
http://www.rvcfire.org/opencms/facil...Camps/BCC.html


Oak Glen (CDC)
http://www.rvcfire.org/opencms/facil...Camps/OGC.html

Norco (CDC)
http://www.rvcfire.org/opencms/facil...Camps/NCC.html

PT ROSE
02-05-2007, 02:40 PM
These are the Northern California Camps
Washington Ridge was a Youth Camp, it is a fairly new camp, It's not on this map.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/Missysmom/camp.gif

leesville
02-06-2007, 09:42 AM
I guess what i need to know is what camps can the guys go to if they are training in Susanville verses Jamestown?? I believe that to get to Growlersburg you need to train in Jamestown. Is this true? How would I find out? Thanks for all your help.
barb

PT ROSE
02-07-2007, 11:48 AM
The NORTHERN CAMPS are trained in Susanville. The map above is NORTHERN CAMPS ONLY.
Growlersburg is now a Northern Camp..

Southern Camps are trained in Jamestown.

You cannot get a transfer from a Northern Camp to a Southern Camp, and vice versa.

FireGoddess333
03-02-2007, 01:52 PM
Is fire camp only for state offenders? Or can federal offenders apply?

Luvly143
03-02-2007, 02:07 PM
The fire camp we are talking about is run by CDCR so I think it is only for state offenders.... Sorry.

prophetsgirl
05-06-2007, 09:30 PM
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO ON BEN LOMOND CAMP OR WHERE I CAN FIND INFO ABOUT IT PLEASE HELP ?

Imani
05-06-2007, 11:16 PM
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO ON BEN LOMOND CAMP OR WHERE I CAN FIND INFO ABOUT IT PLEASE HELP ?


It's a youth camp

Ben Lomond, 13575 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz 95060; (831) 423-1652. Conservation camp for males. Includes cadet program.



Here is a link to a map
http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/DivisionsBoards/DJJ/images/ic_map.jpg

Here is another link that may be helpful to you

http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/DivisionsBoards/DJJ/about/locations.html

http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/DivisionsBoards/DJJ/about/locations/ycc.html

Hope this helps

JLS
05-06-2007, 11:44 PM
Ben Lomand was taken over by CDCR and is operated by CCC staff. The takeover happened in 2006 the same time Washington Ridge became a CDCR camp.

prophetsgirl
05-07-2007, 12:58 AM
thank you :)

JokersSister
05-21-2007, 10:22 AM
Anyone else having mail returned from CC#36 33015 Bautista Rd?

All of a sudden my mail is being returned by the post office (not the prison).

I went to the posts office website and to the shipping kiosk at the post office and both say 33015 Bautista Rd in Hemet does not exist.

How does this address suddenly disappear?

JLS
05-21-2007, 11:40 AM
FYI, Growlerburg is a northern camp, run by CCC as of 2006.

PT ROSE
05-21-2007, 01:33 PM
FYI, Growlerburg is a northern camp, run by CCC as of 2006.
Thanks for the info JLS!

bossy
05-28-2007, 01:08 PM
MY HUSBAND IS CURRENTLY IN WASCO STATE PRISON RECEPTION CENTER. HIS COUNSELOR HAS JUST RECENTLY CONTACTED HIM....BUT HE DIDN'T COME TO SEE HIM...HE CALLED & HAD THE C/O PUT HIM ON THE PHONE!!!:confused: HE DIDN'T REALLY LISTEN TO WHAT MY HUSBAND HAD TO SAY OR ANYTHING....HE TOLD HIM THAT HE ONLY HAS 4 POINTS:thumbsup: ...MY HUSBAND IS IN THE SAP PROGRAM & HAS AN ENDORCEMENT FOR JAMESTOWN FIRECAMP FROM THAT PROGRAM. HOWEVER, THE COUNSELOR TOLD HIM THAT HE WOULD EITHER GO TO CALIFRONIA MEN'S COLONY OR TEHACHIPE. WHEN MY HUSBAND TOLD HIM ABOUT THE FIRECAMP ENDORCEMENT...HE REPLIED THAT HE CAN LET THE COUNSELOR KNOW WHEN HE GETS WHERE HE IS GOING???:confused: :blah: HE HAS BEEN TO FIRECAMP BEFORE...HE HAS 2 YRS TO DO...& HE IS A LEVEL 1...IF HE GOES TO ONE OF THESE PRISONS RECOMMENDED BY THE COUNSELOR CAN HE STILL BE SENT TO A FIRECAMP??? DOES ANY ONE OF THESE PRISONS HAVE A FIRECAMP??? HELP ME I'M LOST.

Maggie12
05-28-2007, 04:33 PM
try this forum in the other ca prisons on firecamps. someone there can help

http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261058

prophetsgirl
05-28-2007, 09:36 PM
DOES ANYONE KNOW/HAVE ANY INFO ON DELTA.. FAMILY VISITS, DRESS CODE ETC. THANK YOU

hummberry
05-28-2007, 10:51 PM
Hi ...Did your man just get sent to Delta ....That is really close to where Im from, my husband was sent to Alder which is by Oregon border... Just my luck. Here is the infor on Delta:

Delta (CDC)
6246 Lambie Road
Suisun City, CA 95585
707-428-4461 (Answering Machine )

GOOD LUCK TO YOU !

PT ROSE
05-29-2007, 11:15 AM
MY HUSBAND IS CURRENTLY IN WASCO STATE PRISON RECEPTION CENTER. HIS COUNSELOR HAS JUST RECENTLY CONTACTED HIM....BUT HE DIDN'T COME TO SEE HIM...HE CALLED & HAD THE C/O PUT HIM ON THE PHONE!!!:confused: HE DIDN'T REALLY LISTEN TO WHAT MY HUSBAND HAD TO SAY OR ANYTHING....HE TOLD HIM THAT HE ONLY HAS 4 POINTS:thumbsup: ...MY HUSBAND IS IN THE SAP PROGRAM & HAS AN ENDORCEMENT FOR JAMESTOWN FIRECAMP FROM THAT PROGRAM. HOWEVER, THE COUNSELOR TOLD HIM THAT HE WOULD EITHER GO TO CALIFRONIA MEN'S COLONY OR TEHACHIPE. WHEN MY HUSBAND TOLD HIM ABOUT THE FIRECAMP ENDORCEMENT...HE REPLIED THAT HE CAN LET THE COUNSELOR KNOW WHEN HE GETS WHERE HE IS GOING???:confused: :blah: HE HAS BEEN TO FIRECAMP BEFORE...HE HAS 2 YRS TO DO...& HE IS A LEVEL 1...IF HE GOES TO ONE OF THESE PRISONS RECOMMENDED BY THE COUNSELOR CAN HE STILL BE SENT TO A FIRECAMP??? DOES ANY ONE OF THESE PRISONS HAVE A FIRECAMP??? HELP ME I'M LOST.

CMC (California Men's Colony) has their own FireCamp and they do their own training.

prophetsgirl
05-29-2007, 01:45 PM
thank you :)

kelieye
06-04-2007, 03:36 PM
Hello, how are you. My brother is in Fire Camp. He got sentenced in county jail in June 06. he then went to tracy for processing, he stayed at Tracey (Reception Center) for 30 days. They sent him to Jamestown, and now he is at Miramonte. Once he got to jamestown, it was about 6 months, he got 2 years, but since he is in fire camp he will get out 6 months earlier.[

quote=leesville]Good morning ladies,
I have a few questions about the fire camps that our men go too from CCC. First of all where are they all? Is there a way to request one that is close to home? How long does it usually take to get to fire camp once at
CCC? What are the chances they will go to a fire camp farther away? What can I do to try and get him closer to home?
Any information you all can help me with would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Barb[/quote]

mylifehiswife08
06-12-2007, 04:09 PM
So if my man is trained at Jamestown, does that mean that he will be sent to a Sounthern California camp? We are from the Sacramento area. I know that he requested Growlersburg or Vallecito. Please Help!

4myhusband
06-12-2007, 05:28 PM
Yes, he will be placed in a southern camp.

mylifehiswife08
06-12-2007, 06:17 PM
4myhusband....

Thanks for the info. I asked him a little while ago and he said that on his paper that he signed for FFT it said that he was to go to a camp close to home....Hopefully they will do just that.

4myhusband
06-13-2007, 11:58 AM
Is he from the Sacramento area? Inmates who train at Jamestown are assigned the southern camps and inmates who train at Susanville are assigned to northern camps. However, after being at a camp for six months they can request a transfer.

Shari
06-13-2007, 12:05 PM
I also know that they can not go to a camp in the same county they are from. My friend tried to get into the camp in Lake County cause that is where he is from and he was told he can not go there because that is the county he is from.

mylifehiswife08
06-13-2007, 03:13 PM
man...that does not sound good for me....I guess the good thing is that Vallecito is considered a southern camp...and Growlersbug is a northern camp. He told me a little bit ago that he has also put in a request to be close to home because his mom and grandma are not doing so good.... The paper he sent me said that they would place him a camp within 1-2 hrs from home. So hopefully they will do just that!!. I can only hope. Thanks to all for the information.

cel's wifey
06-25-2007, 11:31 PM
That is ABSOLUTELY true. When my husband was in DVI (Tracy) he told his counselor that he wanted to go to Growlersburg, that is why he was sent to Jamestown. Then when he graduated FFT, I contacted the Lt. @ Growlersburg and requested for him to be flagged. He was transferred their within 3 weeks of graduating and we both love every minute of it.

I guess what i need to know is what camps can the guys go to if they are training in Susanville verses Jamestown?? I believe that to get to Growlersburg you need to train in Jamestown. Is this true? How would I find out? Thanks for all your help.
barb

cel's wifey
06-25-2007, 11:32 PM
Actually, Growlersburg is still considered a Southern Camp but they are in the process of getting it changed.

The NORTHERN CAMPS are trained in Susanville. The map above is NORTHERN CAMPS ONLY.
Growlersburg is now a Northern Camp..

Southern Camps are trained in Jamestown.

You cannot get a transfer from a Northern Camp to a Southern Camp, and vice versa.

alora
07-02-2007, 05:58 PM
what is PFT and FFT? and what does flagged mean?

PT ROSE
07-02-2007, 08:03 PM
what is PFT and FFT? and what does flagged mean?

PFT= Physical Fitness Training
FFT= Fire Fighting Training
Flagged= Trying to get sent to a certain camp, it doesn't always work.

alora
07-02-2007, 08:30 PM
Thank you, so I would call and ask that my husband be falgged to a certain camp? or my husband does that?

cel's wifey
07-02-2007, 08:53 PM
You would call and request it.

Thank you, so I would call and ask that my husband be falgged to a certain camp? or my husband does that?

alora
07-02-2007, 09:04 PM
Where & When should I call? Who should I talk to?

cel's wifey
07-02-2007, 09:08 PM
Just call the camp you are trying to get your husband transferred to and ask for the Lt.

Don't call until your husband is eligible for camp (i.e. graduated PFT and FFT).

Where & When should I call? Who should I talk to?

alora
07-02-2007, 09:19 PM
ok thank you!

mylifehiswife08
07-03-2007, 09:15 AM
Kelieye- Have you visited at Miramonte yet? I am going to try and go this weekend. I was just wondering what it was like. I have heard that it is real hard to locate. Please give any information that you can. Thanks

4myhusband
07-03-2007, 10:25 AM
Thank you, so I would call and ask that my husband be falgged to a certain camp? or my husband does that?


With fire season in full effect it may be hard to talk to the LT. I would also suggest your husband write a letter to the camp/camps of his choice. This is what my husband did and was sent to a camp of his choice.

cel's wifey
07-03-2007, 11:46 AM
That's a great idea! :thumbsup:

With fire season in full effect it may be hard to talk to the LT. I would also suggest your husband write a letter to the camp/camps of his choice. This is what my husband did and was sent to a camp of his choice.

Shari
07-03-2007, 12:00 PM
When my friend was trying to get into a certain camp he was told that he can not go to a camp within the county he was from. Just thought I would put that out there.

cel's wifey
07-03-2007, 12:03 PM
I've heard that before too but there is a guy @ Growlersburg who lived in the same county as the camp before he went in. Ironically enough, when they go out on their job sites every day, they pass his house ;)

When my friend was trying to get into a certain camp he was told that he can not go to a camp within the county he was from. Just thought I would put that out there.

alora
07-03-2007, 12:09 PM
I will tell my husband to write till his fingers fall off LOL thanks!!! Should he wait until he passes PFT and FFT?

cel's wifey
07-03-2007, 12:23 PM
I would recommend he send it out just prior to him graduating FFT so that way it gets to the Lt. once he's graduated. You and your family can also right letters. We did!

I will tell my husband to write till his fingers fall off LOL thanks!!! Should he wait until he passes PFT and FFT?

alora
07-03-2007, 12:34 PM
Awesome!

Shari
07-03-2007, 02:34 PM
I sure wish my friend could of gotten into the camp in Lake County where he was from. He might of been able to see his mom before she passed. Also he might be able to see his kids. No one is willing to take his kids to see him since he is about 2 and a half hours from Lake County. He was told there was no way he could get into the camp in Lake County even when he told them his mom was so sick and he wanted to be closer to her so he can see here a few last times.

4myhusband
07-03-2007, 02:41 PM
You can go to a camp in the county you are from. There is a guy at the camp my husband is at that lives 4 minutes away!


When my friend was trying to get into a certain camp he was told that he can not go to a camp within the county he was from. Just thought I would put that out there.

cel's wifey
07-03-2007, 03:39 PM
That is really sad! :( Like I put in another post... sometimes they make things up as they go. Even though they have set rules, they can bend them and break them if they want to... they can also make up new ones too! ;)

I sure wish my friend could of gotten into the camp in Lake County where he was from. He might of been able to see his mom before she passed. Also he might be able to see his kids. No one is willing to take his kids to see him since he is about 2 and a half hours from Lake County. He was told there was no way he could get into the camp in Lake County even when he told them his mom was so sick and he wanted to be closer to her so he can see here a few last times.

SANDYBABY1
02-09-2008, 08:55 PM
Does anyone have any info on phone privlages for Salt Sreek Conservation Camp in Paskenta Ca.:rolleyes:

Hannah2007
10-06-2008, 09:42 AM
Hello ladies!
I was just wondering where they draw the line in Ca for what facilities would be considered norhern camps ect......My guy is at CCC so i was trying to figure out what camps he could be going to.

He is starting his FFT hopefully this week or next so I will be joining your group really soon:D

Shari
10-06-2008, 10:45 AM
Here is a list of the camps for norhtern CA

1. Trinity River, Lewiston, CA
2. Parlin Fork, Fort Bragg, CA
3. Salt Creek, Paskenta, CA
4. Delta, Suisun City, CA
5. Sugar Pine, Bella Vista, CA
6. Piolt Rock, Crestline, CA
7. Chamberlain Creek, Fort Bragg, CA
8. Ishi, Paynes Creek, CA
9. Alder, Klamath, CA
10. Intermountain, Bieber, CA
11. Deadwood, Fort Jones, CA
12. Antelope, Susanville, CA
13. Konocti, Lower Lake, CA
14. Eel River, Redway, CA
15. High Rock, Weott, CA
16. Valley View, Elk Creek, CA
17. Devil's Garden, Alturas, CA
18. Washington Ridge, Nevada, CA

Here is a link you can find all the camps listed.

http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Visitors/docs/20071015-WEBmapbooklet.pdf

mylifehiswife08
10-06-2008, 02:47 PM
hannah- the closest ones for you would be Delta, konocti and and maybe washington ridge

Hannah2007
10-07-2008, 06:25 PM
hannah- the closest ones for you would be Delta, konocti and and maybe washington ridge


Thanks :thumbsup:, He finally started FFT on monday so now I am just waiting....... I hope you are doing well, I will PM you later:D

Anniko
10-11-2008, 12:08 AM
Does anyone know if B Lomond is considered now Northern Camp? and it's still youth camp?
Thanks for any answer!

Imani
10-11-2008, 03:36 PM
Anniko..Ben Lomond is a Northern Camp I believe and it has been a CDC'r Camp sense 2006 so,it's not a youth camp anymore.
Ben Lomond and Washington Ridge became adult camps around the same time.

Anniko
10-11-2008, 09:15 PM
Thanks Imani!!! (W told me he might be transferred there this coming Thursday, and I was afraid of him ending up at Jamestown before going to B Lomond.)
Have a great weekend!

waiten in vain
10-11-2008, 11:17 PM
Anniko,
I wish my man was going to ben lomen. THats close to me . If you need directions let me know. Is it closer to you?

Shari
10-12-2008, 05:35 AM
Anniko he will probably be going back to CCC for a few days or so before youring to Ben Lomand. I know the bus goes to Sugar Pine on Thursdays so it probably goes to Trinity the same day since they are so close. I do not know what day the bus goes to Santa Cruz so he will probably do some time back at CCC until the bus leaves for Ben Lomand. I sure hope that once he gets there he feels more comfortable and lets you visit. It will be the best for both of you.

Imani
10-12-2008, 09:47 AM
Anniko,hope that I'm correct that Ben Lomond is a Northern Camp it seems to be on the borderline.

Anniko
10-12-2008, 10:13 PM
Waiten: 3-4 hours less driving :) Based on the map it might be 6 hours from where I live now (trinity is 9-9 1/2)
Shaa: That's exactly what he said: he'll be on the bus on thursday then next tuesday going to santa cruz :) hope for the best, I'm so excited that i'll be able to visit! i miss him SO much!!! by the time you have your honey forever i might be able to see mine ;)
Imani: Thanks!!!that's what i found also, I thought so that they won't just let him go to a southern camp

Shari
10-13-2008, 07:02 AM
Anniko I sure hope everything works out, and I really hope that you get to go and visit him as soon as possible. Thats great that he will be closer to home.

mylifehiswife08
10-13-2008, 08:26 AM
Anniko- I sure hope everything works out for you...Maybe your guy is taking Lynettas mans place at Ben Lomand..isnt that where her hubby was at???

Imani
10-13-2008, 09:56 AM
Anniko...Hope that every thing works out.

Anniko
10-13-2008, 09:59 AM
Thanks everyone, you are so great!!!
sorry I was whining last week :)

whyvettie
10-14-2008, 04:29 PM
Can someone tell me where the cutoff point is between what is norcal and socal camp?

Imani
10-14-2008, 07:24 PM
whyvettie,do you mean the cut off point between Southern and Northern Camps?

PT ROSE
10-14-2008, 07:41 PM
I think Delta is still the cutoff for Northern Camps, not sure if they added another lower Northern Camp.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/Missysmom/camp.gif

Shari
10-14-2008, 08:06 PM
Yes they have the camp in Santa Cruz is a nothern camp now.

whyvettie
10-14-2008, 08:32 PM
whyvettie,do you mean the cut off point between Southern and Northern Camps?

Yes i meant cut off. He's at SCC and we live in San diego, I was just wondering the farthest north he could be sent:thumbsup:

Imani
10-14-2008, 09:01 PM
I'm not to sure on that one but,I think it's Washington Ridge and Ben Lomond.

PT ROSE
10-14-2008, 09:25 PM
Don't quote me, I've been wrong before :lol:, I THINK the farthest North, Southern Camp is:

Growlersburg Conservation Camp # 33
P.O. Box 349004
Georgetown 95634

Washington Ridge is out of CCC

Imani
10-14-2008, 09:50 PM
I do remember now when my friend was at Susanville CCC he said something about going to Washington Ridge and he ended up at Antelope Camp

Imani
10-14-2008, 10:07 PM
PT Rose,from looking at this map click here-> Conservation Camps (http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Visitors/docs/20071015-WEBmapbooklet.pdf)I think it is

Growlersburg Conservation Camp # 33

Shari
10-15-2008, 07:12 AM
I am also know that Ben Lomand in Santa Cruz is a northern camp. So yes I think that Growlesrsburg is the farthest southern camp.

whyvettie
10-15-2008, 09:14 AM
YIKES! growlerburg is farther than SCC and on the east side of the state its farther than Ben lamond!!!

How could that be? Do you know if there's somewhere I can find out for sure???

SCC is already a 7 hr drive!!!!

Thanks for all the info girls:thumbsup:

BabyLoveJCN
10-15-2008, 09:21 AM
I agree Why, I think Growlersburg is the Northern most Southern Camp... :(

PT ROSE
10-15-2008, 09:38 AM
YIKES! growlerburg is farther than SCC and on the east side of the state its farther than Ben lamond!!!

How could that be? Do you know if there's somewhere I can find out for sure???

SCC is already a 7 hr drive!!!!

Thanks for all the info girls:thumbsup:



It's very possible. We are near Riverside. My son was sent to Antelope Fire Camp in Susanville, it took us over 12 hours to get there.

PT ROSE
10-15-2008, 10:26 AM
This map (http://www.cprinc.org/docs/resources/CPHCR_map.pdf)will tell you if the Fire Camp is out of SCC or CCC
Get your magnifying glass out! :D

Imani
10-15-2008, 10:42 AM
PT Rose,thanks for the map:D I've never seen such a comprehensive map or the camps before I like the break down. You can also make it larger for viewing by clicking on the icon at the top of the page.

PT ROSE
10-15-2008, 10:53 AM
:thnx:Imani!!! I knew you were good!!! :lol:this old lady needed some help!! :witch::bat:

BabyLoveJCN
10-15-2008, 10:55 AM
Thanks Ladies, this map is awesome!

Imani
10-15-2008, 11:15 AM
PT Rose :thnx::cheers:I learned from the best

Shari
10-15-2008, 11:36 AM
I think that map might not be up todate cause if I remember correctly there was a gal here whose husband was in Ben Lomand and he was rolled up and sent back to CCC. Also I know of two woman whose guys were at CCC and both were told they were going to Ben Lomand. But then again we all know how CDC changes their minds all the time and who controls what camp can be one of those things they like to change.

whyvettie
10-15-2008, 11:42 AM
This map (http://www.cprinc.org/docs/resources/CPHCR_map.pdf)will tell you if the Fire Camp is out of SCC or CCC
Get your magnifying glass out! :D

OMG thank you soo much, that really helped!! But there are so many that really aren't Socal.!! scarry!!!! I know if he goes to one of these in 6 mo. he can put in for a transfer.:thumbsup:

PT ROSE
10-15-2008, 11:47 AM
shaa, Ben Lomand, in Santa Cruz, IS the camp they added to the Northern Camps in 2005.
I don't think they will ever have a map up to date. :D

Anniko
10-15-2008, 11:59 AM
PT Rose: Thank you!!!

PT ROSE
10-15-2008, 01:40 PM
PT Rose: Thank you!!!

You're Welcome!

Anniko
10-15-2008, 02:02 PM
I was a bit worried first about Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz) as I thought it's Southern . . . and W might be moved there this week (thursday back to CCC, then on tuesday to Santa cruz)

PT ROSE
10-18-2008, 11:35 AM
If he's at CCC, they won't send him to a Southern Camp, nor will they send SCC guys to Northern Camps..

eddiesgirl28
12-16-2008, 07:58 PM
I Have A Question And Appreciate Anyones Feedback. I Was Wondering If They Are There For Fire Camp And Are Sent To A Fire Camp Where Are The Fire Camps Located? Are They Near By CCC Or Are There Camps In Southern Cali Too?

patswife4-ever
12-16-2008, 08:29 PM
I Have A Question And Appreciate Anyones Feedback. I Was Wondering If They Are There For Fire Camp And Are Sent To A Fire Camp Where Are The Fire Camps Located? Are They Near By CCC Or Are There Camps In Southern Cali Too?


There are quite a few fire camps in California. They are sent where there is a bed availbale. Here is a link to the fire camp forum. You will be able to have your questions answered alot better there. :D

http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=1084 (http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=1084)

Good Luck to you. :thumbsup:

Imani
12-24-2008, 04:36 AM
Here is a listing of Fire Camps along with other facilities

http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Visitors/docs/20081124-WEBmapbooklet%202.pdf

PT ROSE
12-27-2008, 03:09 PM
I Have A Question And Appreciate Anyones Feedback. I Was Wondering If They Are There For Fire Camp And Are Sent To A Fire Camp Where Are The Fire Camps Located? Are They Near By CCC Or Are There Camps In Southern Cali Too?

If he is in CCC, he will go to A Northern Conservation Camp. Not all the Northern Camps are close to CCC. The only camp really close is almost on the same grounds as CCC, and that is Antelope Camp #25.

MissFaust
04-02-2009, 12:07 PM
Ok ladies...

I am hoping that in a month, my husband will be put in a camp. I am just getting ready to see which camp they will send him to. In preparation (mental!!), I wanted to have a little input and see which camps do you think are better....

Thanks so much and I hope to hear from most of you!!

Cynthia

Imani
04-02-2009, 05:39 PM
Sense you have FV the ones that offer them should be included in your list. If you don't want your husband returning to CCC upon release Intermountain and Devils Garden is not for you. Antelope offers FV but,you can not bring home cooked food items and you have to order your food from the prison sense the visits are on prison grounds and their rules apply here. I was told that by a CO at the camp when I called for information about FV for a thread. My visits at Antelope were just regular visits and the CO are very helpful there. I'm just basically doing a process of elimination here so you can get an idea.

deeharms
04-02-2009, 07:13 PM
Hi, this is my first time posting so I hope i do this right. My husband is at High Rock and it is absolutely beautiful. The fv are very nice, you bring your own food, the CO's are all very nice and laid back..heck they didnt even search my things when we got there. My husband raves about the food he eats..steak and shrimp etc..big screen t.v. pool table's. It is definately a very nice way to do time. Hope this helps and good luck!

D.H.

MissFaust
04-02-2009, 09:50 PM
Hi, this is my first time posting so I hope i do this right. My husband is at High Rock and it is absolutely beautiful. The fv are very nice, you bring your own food, the CO's are all very nice and laid back..heck they didnt even search my things when we got there. My husband raves about the food he eats..steak and shrimp etc..big screen t.v. pool table's. It is definately a very nice way to do time. Hope this helps and good luck!



D.H.

Damn, big screen tv and pool tables?? that's different!! I gotta check out that camp! LOL

Shari
04-03-2009, 07:44 AM
My guy was at Sugar Pine in Bella Vista right outside Redding. It is also a very nice camp. They also have family visits. (I did not do them). I have gone on regular vists there and they were great. You can bring food from the outside, just not homecooked food. The food there is really great. The head cook is a professional cook and they eat very well there from what my guy tells me. The CO's were all really nice and helpful. On the visit I was never searched at all and all they did was look thru my bags of food really quickly. The grounds are really nice. When my guy was there the phone calls were really good. They had to sign up at 6:30am that day for the calls but if they wanted to they could call every day. All in all he was as happy as he could be at Sugar Pine. One thing he did tell me that I thought was pretty funny is that there were some guys that would get themselfs rolled up and transfered to another camp cause this camp was kept way to clean for them. LOL

He also told me that the one camp that all guys try to get into is Parlin Fork (I think that is what it is called). He said that guys that got transfered from there to Sugar Pine always talked about how nice it was there.

Also my guy told me that Trinity Camp is where a lot of the guys that get rolled up at other camps are sent to. They are pretty strict there with thier rules. He also told me that he would never of wanted to be transfered to Koncti (which would of been great for him since his kids were in Lake County) cause he only heard bad things about this camp.

That is all the info I was able to get out of him about other camps. I hope it helped you a bit.

dianebarb123
04-04-2009, 11:56 PM
Does anyone know anything about Washington Ridge Camp, Nevada City? Did any of the guys say if they liked or disliked this Camp? My boyfriend is in Susanville doing his PFT now. Nevada City is not to far from home for me to get to visit. Do they get to make any requests for camps to be sent to? Hope someone has some info for me.

socalchick
04-06-2009, 08:59 PM
Does anyone know anything about Washington Ridge Camp, Nevada City? Did any of the guys say if they liked or disliked this Camp? My boyfriend is in Susanville doing his PFT now. Nevada City is not to far from home for me to get to visit. Do they get to make any requests for camps to be sent to? Hope someone has some info for me.


Good question I hope someone comes around to answer that. I also wonder how they decide what camp they are put in. :thumbsup:

Imani
04-07-2009, 01:27 AM
They do have 2 or 3 picks of camps they want to be housed at (Unless things changed). But,that dosen't necessarily mean they will go to them. If he dosen't go to the camp that he picked,once in camp he can request for a camp transfer once he's been there for awhile.

Shari
04-07-2009, 02:16 PM
The good guy transfer can be done after 6 months. As for requesting the camp sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. Also it seems in the northeren camps they will not let you go to a camp in the county you are from, at least that is what they told my guy. Usually they try to get the guys into camp as fast as they can after they are done training so they send them to what ever camp has a bed open.

Timeless
04-07-2009, 10:50 PM
My son is at Sugar Pine now and we are headed there for Easter and it is beautiful there and they are very nice and the grounds have picnic tables and you can Bar-B-Que and they to have great phone time almost any time. My son just passed saw training and is on the line when the fires start. He has had poison oak almost from the first day but will not let it stop him. Some the guys get it pritty bad and get set back to Susanville to be treated but not my son he said he will never go back. He made me a beautiful jewelry box in shop and gave it to me on our last visit and made me cry. Sugar Pine Rocks!

Shari
04-08-2009, 10:03 AM
My guy was at Sugar Pine also and I asked him about the posion oak. He did say it was pretty much all over up there, but he was lucky and never got it. Yes Sugar Pine is a really good camp according to my guy also. The one time I visited and the day I picked him up the CO's were all great. I also seemed to call a lot and they were always nice to me and loved to joke around on the phone when I did call. They even told my guy that if I did not bring them NY bagels when I picked him up they were not going to let him leave. (It was only a joke cause they can not accept them but hey I would of brought them). I even know of guys that have been released from there that still call the CO's there just to check in.

luvmyjoey
04-27-2009, 06:49 PM
Hi All'
I just found out that my man is heading to camp in three weeks. They tell him he's going to Sacramento - but, as with everyone else I seem to be having difficuty finding the camp. Does anyone have info on Sacramento Camp(s).
I appreciate any info!
Thanks!

Imani
04-27-2009, 07:38 PM
Scroll down to the bottom of this page Adult Firefighting Conservation Camps (http://www.cprinc.org/docs/resources/CPHCR_map.pdf) it's on the left side of the screen and you see all the camps the ones listed under CCC are Northern California Fire Camps.

LOVEUGREG
04-28-2009, 09:39 PM
does anyone have any info on angels camp, i WOULD like to know how the visits are, the reg visits not family visits
thank you

mylifehiswife08
05-12-2009, 11:40 AM
The closest camp to Sacramento is Growlersburg and it is in Foresthill, CA.

Anniko
05-12-2009, 05:10 PM
cara anderson: My dear1 is at trinity as well; as far as I know 2 crews are at the Jesusita fire in Santa Barbara. Call the camp and ask about the FV; I know that regular visits are suspended :( I was sooo ready for a visit this weekend :(

cynthia bc
11-12-2009, 08:39 AM
Hello my name is Cynthia and my loved one will be away for 2 years. He wants to get transfered to a fire camp in Kern county. Do you know of any and how does he do it .
Thank you,
cynthia:p

patchouli
11-12-2009, 08:48 AM
Hello & welcome to PTO...glad you've found us. I can't answer your question, but the fine folks in our California forum probably can! Here is that link:

California (http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=127)

Best wishes to you & yours........................:)

PTO-110524
11-12-2009, 09:00 AM
Welcome Cynthia! I've moved your post into the forum for California Fire Camps where I think you will get the info you need. :thumbsup:

flakisarellano
12-16-2009, 02:59 PM
my husband is in fresno county jail and is still waiting for his sentencing but i want to know if he can go to this camp fire camp that every one is talking about.. he is looking at minimum 5 years federal prison please help

riccigirl
12-16-2009, 05:14 PM
my husband is in fresno county jail and is still waiting for his sentencing but i want to know if he can go to this camp fire camp that every one is talking about.. he is looking at minimum 5 years federal prison please help
Thats a little different federal means he more than likely be going to federal prison, fire camp is for State prisioners.

gonefiiishin
12-24-2009, 11:54 AM
Hello my name is Cynthia and my loved one will be away for 2 years. He wants to get transfered to a fire camp in Kern county. Do you know of any and how does he do it .
Thank you,
cynthia:p


he has to be in susanville. i have been in four fire camps. rolled up from 2, paroled from 2. back then (1986) it was the only prison to train for fire camp. who knows now. but if hes not at a training center then he needs to see about a transfer to susanville. good luck on that 1. then it depends on his ci&i file whether he would even be eligible. susanville is for the north, not sure from the south. i was from riverside/berdoo county jails. went to chino, then blasted in what we called the (big sling shot in the sky) susanville. 18 hr trip on the grey goose (lol) try doing that shackled down with 12 guage shotguns surrounding you, then try to get up to pee.lol. good luck with your loved one

ASTRID_D
12-26-2009, 02:50 AM
MY BF IS IN SIERRA AND HE LIKES IT THEIR ALOT COMPARE TO REGULAR PRISION I GUESS...

Sierra Center (CDC)
PO Box 637
Jamestown, CA 95327
209-984-4754

FC B
01-18-2010, 10:00 PM
No Camps in Kern Co. The closest camp would be an LA Count Fire Camp near Magic Mtn or in Tulare Co (Mtn home)

HisWifeyy28
04-04-2013, 12:03 PM
Hey ladies does anyone know of any information of my LO changing camps?he is now in baseline but its too far from home is there anything I can do?would it make a difference if I call the prison?please anybody ant info would be appreciated!;)

Ms Catt
04-04-2013, 11:38 PM
Hey ladies does anyone know of any information of my LO changing camps?he is now in baseline but its too far from home is there anything I can do?would it make a difference if I call the prison?please anybody ant info would be appreciated!;) They can request a transfer after 6 months the camp of there choice just wait it out babe how long he been there ?

Marcos89
04-06-2013, 12:54 AM
My boyfriend is at camp # 3 trinity river. I don't know anyone who goes up their, and have never been. I know it is four hours away from me though =\ maybe someone will come along soon.

JakesTwin
04-07-2013, 11:52 AM
They can request a transfer after 6 months the camp of there choice just wait it out babe how long he been there ?

Mine was just transferred to Susanville which is also very far from home. Is 6 months the minimum time for training?

lil-girl
04-24-2013, 07:33 PM
Hello ladies I have not been in here in a good minute. I hope everyone is gd. I have a problem I hope someone can help with.. My man's Parole transfer got denied. We moved countys and he has no place to go back to in the last county... What can we do??

rorogarcia
05-05-2013, 12:21 AM
Hello ladies I have not been in here in a good minute. I hope everyone is gd. I have a problem I hope someone can help with.. My man's Parole transfer got denied. We moved countys and he has no place to go back to in the last county... What can we do??


You're going to have to take it to the board of parole, make sure you have a place to live and a job so that it shows that he will not just go back back in, if not then he's going to have to go to a half way home, that parole is going to have to help provide, i hope this help.

ZD_K
05-08-2013, 07:21 AM
Mine was just transferred to Susanville which is also very far from home. Is 6 months the minimum time for training?

Six months IS the normal time for training. Sometimes if an inmate has less than two years to the gate and is particularly suitable, they can be 'rushed' through training in 'only' three months. It takes a pretty long time to get together all the paperwork making sure there are no outstanding warrants and whatever else they need to make sure the inmate can be placed in minimum custody.

At Susanville, when they get transferred to Arnold Yard is when the physical and fire training begins. How long they stay on Arnold Yard depends on how many weeks it takes to get into good enough physical shape to pass the physical training. [At least that's how it worked a few years ago... there was a time before that when the physical training was done on the regular yards, so it could have changed again.]

Imani
05-10-2013, 01:32 AM
Hello ladies I have not been in here in a good minute. I hope everyone is gd. I have a problem I hope someone can help with.. My man's Parole transfer got denied. We moved countys and he has no place to go back to in the last county... What can we do??

You should post your question over in the California Parole and Probation forum there are people posting with similar concerns such as yours.

spliffy
04-11-2014, 07:39 PM
Hello, My fiance is supposed to be getting transferred to jamestown for firecamp training soon. I have heard a lot of bad about jamestown. I have a few questions if anyone can answer them it would be greatly appreciated. Are the ones there for firecamp held on the same yards as the jamestown inmates? Also, if they are is it worth going through all this in order to get to firecamp? How long is it taking now in order for them to get done with training and transferred to a camp? We were also told, once he is done with training he can request a specific camp, is this true? I am having a hard time finding out any info on this whole camp deal so any help would be great!

PinkieCA
04-11-2014, 07:49 PM
Hello, My fiance is supposed to be getting transferred to jamestown for firecamp training soon. I have heard a lot of bad about jamestown. I have a few questions if anyone can answer them it would be greatly appreciated. Are the ones there for firecamp held on the same yards as the jamestown inmates? Also, if they are is it worth going through all this in order to get to firecamp? How long is it taking now in order for them to get done with training and transferred to a camp? We were also told, once he is done with training he can request a specific camp, is this true? I am having a hard time finding out any info on this whole camp deal so any help would be great!

Unfortunately, most of what I have heard and experienced regarding Jamestown was not that great... But having been at fire camp for over a year now, it's worth it. Fire camp eligible inmates are in different yards from the other inmates and their paths will not cross. The amount of time your man will spend there is determined by a number of factors, mostly to figure out if he's grade eligible and how long it takes him to pass both PFT and fire training. We were there three long months. Some over a year... Just like with all other things CRCr, it's a lesson in patience, but we would do it again to get to where we are now.

An inmate can request a certain camp, my hubby did and we actually got our first choice!

You can also find out more about Jamestown in the Sierra Conservation Camp forum.

Hope that helps!

spliffy
04-12-2014, 02:29 PM
This helps a great deal!! I have been to that forum as well but its confusing because I never know what areas of the facility they are referring to. It does sound like it will be worth it. We were just determining whether or not I should go visit him there as well. It is 6 hours from where I am at but I think we can handle 3 months. Thanks again for responding it was very helpful.Unfortunately, most of what I have heard and experienced regarding Jamestown was not that great... But having been at fire camp for over a year now, it's worth it. Fire camp eligible inmates are in different yards from the other inmates and their paths will not cross. The amount of time your man will spend there is determined by a number of factors, mostly to figure out if he's grade eligible and how long it takes him to pass both PFT and fire training. We were there three long months. Some over a year... Just like with all other things CRCr, it's a lesson in patience, but we would do it again to get to where we are now.

An inmate can request a certain camp, my hubby did and we actually got our first choice!

You can also find out more about Jamestown in the Sierra Conservation Camp forum.

Hope that helps!

mrs.rojas
04-26-2014, 03:15 AM
Hi my husband is currently incarcerated in California Institution for Men in Chino, California He's been in reception since 02/27/14 2 months already ! it is just a living nightmare being without him. Well he's been charged with "PC 245(a)(1) Force/adw not firearm:gbi" my question is do any of you girls or guys have had a loved one with this type of crime and still was able to go to fire camp ? And also in my hubbys "Legal Status Summary" it said he was eligible for MCC & PC2933 if he's eligible for that can he get in fire camp even with his violent felony forsures ? and if he does will he qualify for 2 for 1 credits in fire camp ? all this will really help me alot and will be highly appreciated . :boogie:

Luvly143
04-28-2014, 05:54 PM
Hi my husband is currently incarcerated in California Institution for Men in Chino, California He's been in reception since 02/27/14 2 months already ! it is just a living nightmare being without him. Well he's been charged with "PC 245(a)(1) Force/adw not firearm:gbi" my question is do any of you girls or guys have had a loved one with this type of crime and still was able to go to fire camp ? And also in my hubbys "Legal Status Summary" it said he was eligible for MCC & PC2933 if he's eligible for that can he get in fire camp even with his violent felony forsures ? and if he does will he qualify for 2 for 1 credits in fire camp ? all this will really help me alot and will be highly appreciated . :boogie:

It will just depend on how the counselor classifies him, there is a lot more that goes into classifying an inmates custody level than just the current crime. Do you know if he is serving 50% time or 85% time? If he qualifies for half time then he would drop to 2 for 1 once his fire camp training is complete. To go to camp he must be classified level 1 or low level 2 with an override, no domestic violence in his record, no sex crimes, no arson, no history of escape. He has to be able to pass a physical in reception. If he makes it to camp he will need to pass PFT (physical fire training) and FFT (classroom training). Then he can go to an actual camp. Hope this helps :)

spliffy
05-07-2014, 11:29 PM
Hello, my fiance just got endorsed to go to Susanville instead of Jamestown. Can anyone give me any info on this place? We requested Jamestown because they send them to southern camps but now he is going to Susanville! Will he still be able to be sent to a southern camp? Also, how long are they normally there for the training?

velazquez77
05-08-2014, 11:33 AM
Hi Im new to this forum don't really know my way around it. Maybe you can help I'm kindda worried. My husband was in a fire-camp in Nevada city, ca. He had barely a 2 months there. He had been in reception center in CCC susenville, ca prior to that, all of a sudden 3 weeks ago he gets moved to the same prison he had done his reception time except he's with general population or so what i was told I haven't heard from him no call or letter how can i get in a chat with wifes or family from that prison

Luvly143
05-08-2014, 12:46 PM
Spliffy... Susanville sends to Northern Camps, but I think after being in a Northern camp for 6 months he can try and request a transfer.....

TerriinCA
05-08-2014, 01:41 PM
Hi Im new to this forum don't really know my way around it. Maybe you can help I'm kindda worried. My husband was in a fire-camp in Nevada city, ca. He had barely a 2 months there. He had been in reception center in CCC susenville, ca prior to that, all of a sudden 3 weeks ago he gets moved to the same prison he had done his reception time except he's with general population or so what i was told I haven't heard from him no call or letter how can i get in a chat with wifes or family from that prison

Unfortunately when that happens it usually means they have been kicked out of the camp program. Especially if he is in the GP now. You will just have to wait till he contacts you unfortunately. Call Susanville and get his new address and send him some writing supplies would be my suggestion.