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Educational success is a key component in reducing recidivism. eReaders are secure devices for digital textbooks that are accessed by offenders enrolled in college courses. The eReader initiative is designed to aid offenders in achieving their academic and educational goals. The eReader promotes accessibility and sustainability by providing access to academic resources virtually anywhere and decreasing the environmental footprint by reducing hard-copy materials. Costs associated with printing and/or purchasing hard-copy academic materials is decreased, lessening the financial barriers for those students responsible for furnishing their textbooks and materials.

Voluntary Education Program (VEP) teachers check out eReaders each semester to offenders enrolled in college and other approved education programs.

Click [ HERE ] for printable information on eReader.


eReaders are available in all CDCR institutions.


eReaders are made available to all CDCR offender-students enrolled in VEP college correspondence courses.

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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.