Technology Solutions

The Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) continues to make rehabilitation and education beneficial for the inmate while maintaining cost efficiency for the state of California. One solution is through technology. Implementing new technology in California institutions creates unique challenges including physical space, location, security, connectivity, firewalls, and funding. DRP has developed a way to break those barriers by implementing new initiatives over the last couple years.

DRP is currently implementing the following technology:

American Sign Language Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) Services

The American Sign Language (ASL) Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) Service provides infrastructure, service, and training to accommodate deaf inmates enrolled in vocational or educational courses…

See VRI

Automated Reentry Management System (ARMS)

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Automated Reentry Management System (ARMS) is a centralized, web-based data system that streamlines the lifecycle of rehabilitative treatment…

See ARMS

Automated Rehabilitation Catalog And Information Discovery (ARCAID) Machine

The Automated Rehabilitative Catalog And Information Discovery (ARCAID) machines make comprehensive program and resource information easily accessible to inmates and parolees to help them successfully reintegrate into their communities. Each ARCAID machine is a robust, durable kiosk featuring a user-friendly touch-screen interface, a dedicated printer, and access to a database of thousands of community resources, forms, documents, and job listings…

See ARCAID

Career Technical Education – Media Evolution (CTE-ME)

Through design and implementation of a 300 Wireless Access Point Inmate Secure Network infrastructure, the Career Technical Education – Media Evolution (CTE-ME) project ensures that all eligible inmates have access to one or more CTE training opportunities and certifications…

See CTE-ME

Division of Rehabilitative Programs – Media Evolution (DRP-ME)

The Division of Rehabilitative Programs – Media Evolution (DRP-ME) creates an inmate rehabilitation network in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation institutions and potentially enables Wi-Fi access in day rooms, dining halls, gyms, libraries, classrooms (if not already supported), chapels, and transition areas…

See DRP-ME

Division of Rehabilitative Programs – Television (DRP-TV)

The Division of Rehabilitative Programs Television (DRP-TV) is a secure, multi-channel streaming network that delivers 24/7 rehabilitative television programming to all California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation institutions. Each channel is designed to broaden an inmate’s rehabilitative development during their incarceration…

See DRP-TV

eReaders

Readers are secure devices for digital textbooks that are accessed by inmate students enrolled in college courses to aid in achieving their academic and educational goals…

See eReaders

Law Library Kiosks

A Law Library Kiosk is a touch-screen device that provides legal research accessible to all inmates in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) institutions…

See Law Library Kiosks