Powers said that gender-responsive means the housing, supervision, treatment programs, services, the staff who develop and deliver the programs, and every aspect related to the incarceration of women reflects an understanding of the realities and issues of women’s lives.
The Leo Chesney Community Correctional Facility in Live Oak opened in April 1989 and is operated by Cornell Companies, Inc. under contract with CDCR. Located 60 miles north of Sacramento, the facility houses up to 305 minimum-security female offenders. In addition to the TI-SAT program, the facility also offers academic educational programs, substance abuse and addiction support groups, a pre-release program, vocational training and other programs.
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