CDCR-Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp #14

CDCR Fire Camp

Last Updated: February 28, 2024
32363 Hwy 79, Warner Springs, CA 92086
San Diego

Puerta La Cruz Camp #14 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-Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp #14

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Puerta La Cruz Camp #14 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.

Puerta La Cruz Camp #14, jointly operated by CDCR and CAL FIRE, serves as a vital resource for fire suppression primarily in San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside Counties, although it undertakes assignments across the state as needed. Established in 1957, PLC initially housed male inmates alongside CDCR and CAL FIRE staff. However, in May 1986, it transitioned into an all-female inmate camp. Until October 2005, administrative oversight was held by the Sierra Conservation Center (SCC), after which the California Institution for Women (CIW) assumed control of PLC, Rainbow, and the Malibu Conservation Camps.

Incarcerated participants at PLC engage in various activities, including crafting rain sticks, plaques, clocks, and wooden signs as part of hobby craft initiatives. When not engaged in firefighting duties, they undertake conservation and community service projects, with project selection falling under CAL FIRE's purview.

Under the supervision of CAL FIRE personnel, PLC crews contribute significantly to conservation efforts across multiple locations, including the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Palomar County Park, Cal Trans, and various municipal entities such as the City of San Diego and Poway. Additionally, PLC teams collaborate with organizations like the La Jolla Indian Reservation, Naval Training Base SERE, San Diego University, United States Forest Service, Warner Springs School District, and San Diego Wild Animal Park.

Their tasks encompass a wide range of activities, from ongoing projects within designated parks to year-round fire defense measures and assistance during the wet season, such as sandbagging at local fire stations in San Diego County to mitigate flood risks. Through their participation in these initiatives, PLC participants contribute positively to both environmental conservation and community welfare efforts in the region.

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