Text is image, especially in an organization like the Department of Corrections. We are happy to announce the recent updates and changes this month, with our monthly newsletter!
- Commissioners Board
Awards and Ribbons
Dear fellow correctional officers,
while it may seem to all of you that Department of Corrections is being inactive without any serious changes (and no one can blame you, as it really has been like that for the past two months) I, and all Staff Sergeants and above, can guarantee you that quite big changes are going to be announced in the following month. When I say changes, I mostly mean inner department policies, procedures and protocols that are being re-written and re-organised by our executive staff. Changes that are coming will, positively, I hope, affect every single correctional officer employed by our department.
Note that we are, as always have been, open for all kind of suggestions that you might have in regards to Department of Corrections. There is always a room for a change and if you'd like to contribute some more, that's how you can get involved in a change itself.
Commissioner Dexter Abbruzi
Sudden retirements hit Department of Corrections hard
By Captain M. Conner
This month, the Department of Corrections had a tough time recovering from the sudden retirements. In a relatively short period of time, 2 Captains, 2 Staff Sergeants, 1 Sergeant, 1 Corporal, 1 SCO and 1 CO retired from our department. Luckily this got slightly covered by the new Correctional Officers and reinstatements instated this month, however a big lost nevertheless.
It obviously did not take very long, before the Commandteam started to wonder if it might be something caused by- or within the Department of Corrections. Until now, nothing occured which gave us a clear answer to that question. However, it is safe to say it is not due to any internal issues.
We would like to ask you, the foundation of the Department of Corrections and the public, if there is anything concerning the Department of Corrections which might be deterrent. You may forward such concerns to any command- or highcommand member around the Los Santos Prison.
A tour in Los Santos Prison
By ex-Corporal J. Milluno
This is the lobby of Los Santos Prison, publically viewable and accessible.
Here is where we handle visiting and general requests by the public.
You can access in this room just by entering the Los Santos Prison.
This is the visiting room of our prison.
Here is where visitors and inmates are allowed to interact with each other.
Although this room only allows non-contact visits that are strictly supervised by our correctional officers.
This is the control room of Los Santos Prison.
As civilian and as inmate, you won't have access to this area.
Only DoC employes are allowed to access the control room.
We use this area to supervise prison, announce lockdowns using our intercom, have our regroups and much more.
This is the staff room of Los Santos Prison, which as an inmate and as a civilian, you won't have access to.
Here is where DoC employes can relax or have private meetings, mostly closed for the public.
Lastly, through the staff room you access the roof and the private garage.
This is the zone where you can find two accessible phones.
You can use these phones only as an inmate and with a CO permission.
All calls are recorded for obvious reasons.
This is the cell block where inmates are allowed to walk or do
whatever they want, obviously by respecting our strict rules. The cell block
contains 19 cells and each one of them is lockable by
control room commands. Almost always, COs use the cell block as a patrolling
area. Lastly, through the control room you can access the kitchen, the
TV area and the library.
This is a classic cell that you can find in the cell block.
It contains a sink, a toilet, a table with a chair and a bed. Usually, all cells are
opened but during lockdowns or exceptional situations, they are locked.
When you begin to serve your sentence, DoC will assign you in a
cell that you will have to share with other inmates.
This is the kitchen of Los Santos Prison.
Here, chefs of Los Santos Prison prepare meals for prisoners as well as serve them.
It's possible that, with a CO permission, inmates help chefs
preparing meals or cleaning the kitchen, as a volunteer job.
Keep in mind that the kitchen is always closed unless a CO opens it.
This is the TV area belonging to the cell block.
As civilian, you cannot access this area.
This is the library of Los Santos Prison.
Here you can read whatever you want, we have over three
hundred of books available to inmates reading. The library
is always closed unless a CO opens it.
This is the corridor that links the cell block to many other rooms,
like the infirmary, isolation cells, laundry room, gym and courtyard.
There is not much to say here, it's just a link between other rooms.
You cannot access this area as an inmate unless a CO allows you to.
This is the infirmary of Los Santos Prison.
As inmate you will access this when you need medications
or specifical pills prescribed from EMS or from your personal medic.
Here you can find a strecher and medical kits (BLS, ALS) used by
the Correctional Medical Services.
These are the beds used for patients that have received
their medical care. Each bed is in a square area
divided by a wall. Each area has a television that a patient can use.
This is the gym of Los Santos Prison.
If allowed, here you can have fights against other inmates controlled
by the DoC. It contains a ring, punching bags and exercise bikes.
It's known that many tournaments take place here if
there are enough inmates interested in this kind of competition.
You cannot access the gym as an inmate unless a CO allows you to.
This is the west area of the courtyard belonging to Los Santos Prison.
Here is where you can exercise whatever you want.
You can access the courtyard only with DoC permission.
This is the east area of the courtyard belonging to Los Santos Prison.
Should correctional officers see fit, they may schedule boxing tournaments that are always controlled and strictly supervised.
Lastly, there are also few usable phones available for inmates.
The San Andreas Department of Corrections have opened with it's recruitment session, on 20th of May, 2012. The applicants have showed nothing but respect to the applications, but despite that, it's still not the easiest application to get accepted. Not less than 37 applications were sent, and only a low amount as low as 14 applications were accepted. The rather fewer amount of applicants accepted, doesn't leave the fact that they've show nothing but professionalism in the evaluations, and in the academy sessions. And in the end, all the applicants that have been taking a part of the academies have passed the written exam, and graduated from the recruitment. The graduated recruits' names are listed below.
- From 37 applications, only 14 applications were accepted and were given the chances to progress. (38%)
From 12 recruits, only 12 of them passed the evaluation phases. (100%)
From 12 recruits that passed the evaluation phases, 8 were instated to the department as Correction Officers. (67%)
Lieutenant > Captain
Staff Sergeant > Lieutenant
Sergeant > Staff Sergeant
Corporal > Sergeant
- Robert Caine
Senior Correction Officer > Corporal
- Kyla Kingston
Correction Officer > Senior Correction Officer
- Carlos Elizondo
Remember that if you weren't promoted it doesn't necessarily mean you didn't do well enough. All ranks have a certain time requirement you must fulfill in order to be able to get promoted to it. You can read those requirements in the Handbook section.
Tyrell Allen and Philip Cavallaro have in May 2012 received Good Conduct Award.
Scott Bryant, Hector Anguiano, Tyrell Allen, Philip Cavallaro and Jordan Evans have in May 2012 received 3 Months Service award.
Note: Rookie and employee of the month will be announced separately on our notice board.
When setting up this months newsletter, we had very close deadline. Due to my very recent reinstatement and the resignation of every single Public Relations member, I had exactly one day - together with the high-command team - to set everything up. Luckily we still had an old article laying around, which I personally was very enthusiastic about. A former Corporal, who was a great and dedicated Public Relations member, formed a little artice showing the complete facility. Something unique and never shown before. Next to that. I quickly wrote up an article about what I personally witnessed. We got the academy result, the promotion bulks and quickly putted everything together. We surely worked hard on this one and if it wasn't for the dedication of our very own high-command team, we might not have had the opportunity to release this months newsletter.
It is great to be back and even though we might get a hard time setting up the next newsletter, I can't wait to get started!
Director of Public Relations
Commissioner of SADoC