SOURCE: Get On The Bus

Get On The Bus

June 11, 2009 13:45 ET

Hundreds of Children Ready to Visit Dads in Prison

Get On The Bus and CDCR Partner to Bring Annual Father's Day Event

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) -


WHO:    More than 500 children and their incarcerated fathers, prison
        staff, dozens of volunteers and community sponsors.

WHAT:   "Get On The Bus" Father's Day Visit

WHEN:   Friday, June 19, 2009
        8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Buses arrive at the institutions
        10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children and Dads visit
        2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  - Buses depart

WHERE:  California Men's Colony (CMC), San Luis Obispo
        Correctional Training Facility (CTF), Soledad

BACKGROUND: The Get On The Bus program was founded to unite children with their incarcerated parents in prison. Since its inception, the program has provided hundreds of children a chance to see, touch and talk to their parent in prison. Volunteers from all major cities throughout California sponsor buses. Seventeen buses filled with children and their caregivers will travel to the two institutions from Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, Ventura, Stockton, Sacramento and the Bay Area.

Note to Media: If you wish to visit a prison, background information is required for security clearance. Blue jeans and blue chambray shirts are not permitted to be worn on facility grounds. Contact the prison you wish to visit.

     Institutional Contacts: CMC: Lt. Dean Spears (805) 547-7948
                     Dean.Spears@cdcr.ca.gov
               CTF: Lt. Gary Gilman (831) 678-5952
                     Gary.Gilman@cdcr.ca.gov

All media background information must be received by Monday, June 15, 2009.

Contact Information

  • For Planning Purposes:
    Contact:
    Maria Palmer
    (818) 980-7714 ext. 12