Wednesday, 15 August 2012
CDCR Transportation Unit: Moving thousands of inmates is high-risk job
Transporting inmates outside of CDCR correctional facilites is one of the most high-risk assignments for correctional peace officers.
Any time you take an offender outside the secured perimeter of a prison there is an inherent risk to public safety.
CDCR has developed sound policies and procedures that reduce the risk to public safety.CDCR and the Transportation Unit has an excellent track record of accomplishing this task with very few incidents. This can be attributed to their level of training and experience.
From 2006 through 2010, the Transportation Unit transported approximately 200,000 inmates and extradited approximately 2,500 inmates annually.
On any given day there are as many as 600 inmates being transported on as many as 20 buses and 40 vans.
The Transportation Unit logged more than 1.3 million miles on buses and more than 1.8 million miles in all other vehicles in 2011/2012. The unit also traveled a significant distance by air.