The California Correctional Center, a partner with Lassen Family Services on a number of projects, last week donated more than 600 confiscated cellular phones to help with the agency’s cell phone collection drive.
Chief Deputy Warden Matt Mullin presented Lassen Family Service’s Executive Director Melissa Downing with the donation.
According to the CDCR cellular phones have become a popular and dangerous contraband item among the inmate population. The donated contraband cell phones were confiscated from inmates at CCC, as well as from inmates located in the 18 northern California fire camps.
Of the 600 cellular phones donated by CCC, 230 are new. These cellphones will be used to provide victims of abuse with a way to contact 911 in an emergency.
The remaining 370 used cell phones will be used to provide funds for victim services.
Do you have an old cell phone that you no longer use? Don’t throw it away, donate it to Lassen Family Services!
A victim of abuse can use your old cell phone to call 911 in an emergency, and the discarded phones can also generate income to further assist men, women and children in our county who are victims of abuse.
Drop-offs can be made at Lassen Family Services, 1306 Riverside Drive, and the organization asks you to please include the charger that works with your phone.
If you have any questions please contact Ashley Zanotelli at 257-5459.
Monetary donations to Lassen Family Services are always accepted and appreciated, please visit lassenfamilyservices.org to make a difference.