CDCR-Trinity River Conservation Camp #3

CDCR Fire Camp

Last Updated: February 28, 2024
3325 Pettijohn Rd, Lewiston, CA 96052

Trinity River Camp #3 is for CDCR Fire Camp offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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Trinity River Camp #3 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.

Trinity River Camp #3, a collaboration between CDCR and CAL FIRE, serves as a vital hub for incarcerated fire crews primarily engaged in fire suppression efforts in Trinity, Shasta, and Siskiyou Counties. Beyond firefighting, camp hand crews contribute to flood response, conservation initiatives, and community services for local, state, and federal government agencies.

Established in May 1988, Trinity River Conservation Camp places CDCR in charge of the security, supervision, care, and discipline of incarcerated participants, while CAL FIRE oversees camp maintenance, supervises fire crew work, and ensures their custody during daily projects. In emergencies, CDCR staff may accompany hand crews to provide additional support and security.

Participation in the Conservation Camp Program is voluntary, with no involuntary assignments. Throughout each calendar year, Trinity River Conservation Camp provides tens of thousands of work hours for local, state, and federal government agencies through conservation and project work. In addition to these efforts, incarcerated fire crews dedicate several thousand hours to firefighting and emergency work.

The camp's in-camp projects include a sawmill, mill, and cabinet shop where crews build and repair office furniture, construct wooden signs, and fabricate picnic benches for government agencies. Furthermore, Trinity River Conservation Camp boasts a Mobile Kitchen Unit (MKU), which feeds thousands of firefighters during emergency assignments for fires, flood control, and natural disasters.

Additionally, the Camp houses a sewing and upholstery workshop along with a welding area, providing opportunities for incarcerated individuals to develop valuable skills while contributing to various projects and emergency responses. Through these initiatives, Trinity River Conservation Camp fulfills its mission of firefighting and community service, demonstrating its commitment to public safety and support for government agencies in times of need.

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