The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is responsible for the operation of the California state prison and parole systems. CDCR is the third-largest law enforcement agency in the United States behind the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the New York City Police Department. CDCR correctional officers are sworn law enforcement officers with peace officer powers. CDCR emphasizes public safety, rehabilitation, community reintegration and restorative justice.
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