CDCR-Parlin Fork Conservation Camp #6

CDCR Fire Camp

Last Updated: February 28, 2024
23000 Hwy 20, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Parlin Fork Camp #6 is for CDCR Fire Camp offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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Parlin Fork Camp #6 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.

Parlin Fork Conservation Camp #6, established on August 8, 1949, holds the distinction of being the oldest fire camp in Northern California and the second oldest in the state. Located within the Jackson Demonstration Forest, approximately 11 miles east of Fort Bragg, the camp is surrounded by ancient redwood forests.

Originally operated by the San Quentin Rehabilitation Center, the camp's purpose was to provide fire suppression and work crews to protect and maintain the Jackson Demonstration Forest. Over the years, its operation transitioned to various entities, including the California Correctional Center (CCC) and a federal detention facility, before CDCR reassumed control in 1972 under the Sierra Conservation Center (SCC). In 1982, CCC administered the northern camps, including Parlin Fork, before operational responsibility was consolidated under SCC in 2022.

With a designed capacity for 100 minimum custody incarcerated individuals, Parlin Fork Camp plays a crucial role in providing fire crews to support emergency response efforts alongside CAL FIRE. In addition to fire crew duties, camp participants serve in various roles such as cooks, porters, landscapers, mechanics, and clerks, undergoing rigorous classification and training processes before placement.

Under the cooperative effort between CDCR and CAL FIRE, CDCR is responsible for inmate supervision, care, and discipline, while CAL FIRE maintains camp facilities, supervises work crews, and oversees community service projects. Hand crews, under the direction of CAL FIRE, engage in conservation and community service projects, providing thousands of man-hours for initiatives such as road maintenance, brush clearing, construction, and park upkeep.

Local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and schools benefit from the work of Parlin Fork crews, who also contribute to community pride and tourism by maintaining recreational areas and supporting charitable causes through donations of handcrafted wood and art products. Signature redwood picnic tables crafted by Parlin Fork crews are widely distributed in parks and rest stops throughout California, showcasing the camp's commitment to both service and craftsmanship.

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