California Gov. Jerry Brown in San Diego to discuss jobs program for ex-prison inmates

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - California Gov. Jerry Brown is visiting San Diego Friday to tout the benefits of hiring former inmates.

Brown will be joined by San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, state and local corrections officials and other leaders for the 2017 San Diego Employer Forum at the Jacobs Center.

The leaders at the forum will discuss a state program run by the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) that "provides employment and programming for approximately 8,000 offenders per year in service, manufacturing and agricultural industries in California's penal institutions. CALPIA is self-supporting and does not receive an appropriation from the State budget."

The forum is hosted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA), the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, the San Diego County Probation Department, California Workforce Development Board, San Diego Workforce Partnership and Second Chance.

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