Jeffrey Beard

Four years ago, as head of Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections, Jeffrey Beard testified in federal court that California’s prisons were dangerously overcrowded. Now, as the new head of California’s corrections system, Beard says the crisis is over and the courts should release state prisons from a federal population cap. We talk with Secretary Beard about conditions in state lockups and his plans for improvement.

Jeffrey Beard, secretary of the California Department of Corrections (CDCR)

  • Hello Mr. Beard, if you are searching for a fair minded, progressive critic of the CDCR and other systems, I am your man to help make change.. Out of the box strategies, cost effective and enhanced public safety, staff safety and better corrections practices for better environments.. Call me and I’ll be there.
    All kidding aside, tired of retirement, wanting to go back to work.. be safe.

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