Recreation Program

The Recreation Program offers various activities for the offender population. Activities include intramural leagues and tournaments in both team and individual sports, board games, courses on personal health and fitness, and the screening of a selection of commercially produced motion pictures.

Click [ HERE ] for printable information on Recreation.


All institutions.


Recreational activities are available to offenders year-round. Intramural leagues and tournaments will have a posted schedule and vary in type and duration at each institution.


Recreational activities are available to all offenders and will vary dependent upon an offender’s programming status and individual needs.


Approximately 45,000 offenders participate in recreation-sponsored tournaments and activities on a monthly basis.

DRP logo

An offender who is serving, or has served, their time on good behavior has access to many rehabilitative services and programs if they are determined to be in need.
See Rehabilitative and Educational Services

Specific Rehabilitative Offices:

Rehabilitative programs are the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. The link below explains this process with an easy-to-follow diagram

See Rehabilitative Process

See Technology Solutions for more information.

Technology has opened the door to more educational opportunities while simultaneously reducing government spending. Below is a list of technology initiatives at CDCR.

See Rehabilitative Program Videos for DRP program information and general insight of CDCR's offender rehabilitation.