CDCR Unlocked

by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Welcome to CDCR Unlocked, which will explore correctional issues including rehabilitation and reentry, peace officer recruitment, employee wellness and other criminal justice topics. It will also feature interviews with and profiles of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) executives, administrators, staff, volunteers and community partners. The name “CDCR Unlocked” was chosen from more than 250 entrie... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E05 - 'Find the Freedom Within'-A conversation with OMCP graduate John Badgett

    S01 E05 - 'Find the Freedom Within'-A conversation with OMCP graduate John Badgett

    John Badgett looks back on his 30+ years of incarceration and the journey he took to become a certified Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor. Badgett credits his family, rehabilitative programs, and his fellow Offender Mentor Ce...

    14:54
  • S01 E04 - CCJBH celebrates 20 years of serving the justice-involved community

    S01 E04 - CCJBH celebrates 20 years of serving the justice-involved community

    In this episode, Brenda Grealish, Executive Officer of The Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH) walks us through the past, present and future goals of the Council in recognition of it’s 20th anniversary.Greali...

    22:27
  • S01 E03 - CDCR Office of Employee Wellness is committed to supporting staff

    S01 E03 - CDCR Office of Employee Wellness is committed to supporting staff

    Dr. Briana Rojas, Kathryn Jue, and Officer Jonathan Wilson from CDCR’s Office of Employee Wellness share valuable information about wellness resources available to staff and their families.Mental health and wellness is a huge part...

    42:04
  • S01 E02 - Talking Rehabilitation with Director Brant Choate

    S01 E02 - Talking Rehabilitation with Director Brant Choate

    Dr. Brant Choate, Director of CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP), sat down with Kevin Wortell to talk all things rehabilitation, including education, vocation, substance use disorder treatment, and community reentry....

    13:27
  • S01 E01 - CDCR Unlocked-The New Normal

    S01 E01 - CDCR Unlocked-The New Normal

    The first episode of CDCR Unlocked, “The New Normal,” features a conversation with all three of CDCR’s undersecretaries of administration, operations and health care services, Jennifer Barretto, Jeffrey Macomber and Dr. Diana Toch...

    16:20