Excerpts from Interview
“We want our women to be successful citizens…”
“We provide a variety of educational programs – sewing, landscaping (take care of 45 acres) and culinary when they get a certificate from the Association of Restaurants…”
“Our model is being observed nationally and globally – 2-3 tours per week…”
“50% reduction in violence towards inmates and officers (from previous Las Colinas).”
“We have a high school diploma class in conjunction with Grossmont Unified Schools.”
More About Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility (LCDRF)
Located in Santee, the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility (LCDRF) serves as the primary point of intake for women prisoners in San Diego County.
The facility opened in August 2014, replacing the old Las Colinas Detention Facility and is staffed by approximately 278 sworn employees and 143 professional staff members. With the new facility comes the implementation of new operational philosophies designed specifically for the female demographic.
LCDRF offers educational, behavioral and vocational programming for women, including restaurant management, sewing and landscaping.
With improved facilities and academic/pre-employment classes, reentry services are another emphasis of LCDRF. Inmates will leave better prepared for successful reintegration to the community, lowering the chance of reoffending.