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Donovan State Prison

The California Department of Corrections is being forced to dismantle its prison rehabilitation programs as a result of deep budget cuts this year.

A group of Donovan State Prison inmates are taking part in a substance abuse program called the Amity Program.

A group of Donovan State Prison inmates are taking part in a substance abuse program called the Amity Program.

Photo by Ana Tintocalis

Donovan State Prison

Donovan State Prison

Photo by Ana Tintocalis

Coordinator Thomas Alexander leaves the prison’s substance abuse recovery facility.

Coordinator Thomas Alexander leaves the prison’s substance abuse recovery facility.

Photo by Ana Tintocalis

Prison inmate learns vocational skills at the prison’s welding yard.

Prison inmate learns vocational skills at the prison’s welding yard.

Photo by Ana Tintocalis

Prison inmates study textbooks in their vocational skills.

Prison inmates study textbooks in their vocational skills.

Photo by Ana Tintocalis

A tower overlooks the prison grounds.

A tower overlooks the prison grounds.

Photo by Ana Tintocalis

R.J. Donovan State Prison is located a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

R.J. Donovan State Prison is located a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

Photo by Ana Tintocalis