Thursday, September 22, 2011

Where are they from? Where are they going? - Part 2

Part of my research for my film project temporarily titled The Assassination of a Citizen takes me into the Southern Youth Correctional Reception Center and Clinic in Norwalk, CA (SYCRCC). This is a 3-part report of my experiences there.

Almost a year ago I applied to become a volunteer for the California Department of Corrections. I’ll skip the details but after some meetings, a background check and other initial processing, in January 2011 I was cleared to volunteer pretty much at any facility in California that offers recreational or rehabilitating services to its inmates.