CDCR-Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp #41

CDCR Fire Camp

Last Updated: February 28, 2024
25900 Big Rock Creek Rd, Valyermo, CA 93563
Los Angeles

Fenner Canyon Camp #41 is for CDCR Fire Camp offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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Satellite View of CDCR-Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp #41

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Fenner Canyon Camp #41 is a minimum-security facility under CDCR supervision, this camp plays a crucial role in supporting government agencies during emergency responses to wildfires, floods, and other natural or man-made disasters. Additionally, camp crews contribute to park maintenance, assist with flood mitigation through sandbagging, and participate in reforestation projects. Participation in the Conservation (Fire) Camp Program is entirely voluntary for incarcerated individuals. Those who choose to volunteer must meet specific eligibility criteria aimed at ensuring public safety. These include avenues for criminal record expungement, creating new pathways for employment, and aiding in their successful reintegration into society.

Fenner Canyon Camp #41, operated jointly by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), plays a pivotal role in providing incarcerated fire crews for assignments primarily in Los Angeles, Kern, and San Bernardino Counties, with the capacity for statewide dispatch. Established in the spring of 1991, the camp, nestled in the wilderness of North/East Los Angeles County, accommodates up to 136 minimum-security offenders.

Originally founded in 1902 and named after Fred C. Fenner, superintendent of the Big Horn Mine Company, Fenner Canyon has undergone several transformations over the years. From serving as a Job Corps center in the 1960s to a Youth Camp for Los Angeles County in 1970, the facility eventually transitioned to the California Youth Authority before partnering with CAL FIRE. Since reopening for adult offenders in the early 1990s, Fenner Canyon has continuously provided vital services to local communities while offering new opportunities for its residents.

In addition to its primary firefighting mission, Fenner Canyon's incarcerated hand crews actively engage in conservation and community service projects under the guidance of CAL FIRE. These projects encompass fuel reduction, weed abatement, drainage repair for flood control, trail maintenance, snow removal, and roadside trash cleanup, among others. By participating in these initiatives, incarcerated individuals not only contribute to public safety but also develop valuable skills and a sense of responsibility.

To support the rehabilitation of its participants, Fenner Canyon offers a range of rehabilitative and educational services, including substance abuse programs like Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA), religious programs, and access to GED and college courses. These efforts aim to foster a strong work ethic and a sense of self-worth, ultimately preparing individuals for successful reintegration into their communities upon release.

Furthermore, the Camp provides opportunities for skill development through programs like the Building & Trades-Apprenticeship Readiness Program (MC3), which equips participants with valuable trade skills and instills a sense of pride and accomplishment. With the support of local volunteers, religious services are offered regularly, providing spiritual guidance and support to incarcerated individuals.

Overall, Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp #41 serves as a beacon of rehabilitation, offering incarcerated individuals the chance to learn valuable skills, contribute positively to society, and pave the way for a brighter future upon reentry into their communities. Through its multifaceted programs and initiatives, the camp embodies the principles of restoration and redemption, striving to make a meaningful difference in the lives of its participants and the communities it serves.

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