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LASD Rehabilitation Division
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Rehabilitation Division bus, used to transfer low-level inmates to and from detention facilities for alcohol and drug addicts, probably late 1950s or early 1960s.

The location is unidentifed. It might be the Acton Rehabilitation Center (Acton Rehab), which opened in 1961; or Munz-Mendenhall (aka Lake Hughes Rehab), a combination probation-rehabilitation facility that opened in 1959. Mira Loma handled rehab inmates when it opened in Lancaster in 1953, but the landscape is wrong for Mira Loma.

Another possiblity is L.A. County Fire Camp 11 at 8800 Soledad Canyon Road, Acton. It had been used for county fire camp crews before the camp crews came under state jurisdiction. From the California Department of Corrections website (2018):

Located in Los Angeles County and in part of the Angeles National Forest, Acton Conservation Camp or "Camp 11" was originally utilized as a "Road Camp" where workers lived responsible for the construction of the 14 Freeway. The camp was later occupied by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department used to house County Inmates.

In the early 1970s the Los Angeles County Fire (LACO) Department moved into the camp, named "Camp 1" at that time. "Camp 1" was used to house and train non-incarcerated Fire Control Laborers with four "Hand" Crews and one "Heli tack" crew that responded to wild land/brush fire until the early 1980s when a new agreement with California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) was reached.

Since that time, Acton Conservation Camp #11 has been a cooperative partnership between LACO Fire Department and CDCR. Camp 11 has proudly served the citizens of Los Angeles County and the State of California. The Camp 11 Fire Crews respond to wild land/brush fires and other natural disasters from the Mexico border in the south to the Oregon border in the north. Camp 11 is one of the busiest Fire Camps in the State, averaging over 500 fire responses a year.


LW3348: 9600 dpi jpeg from copy print purchased 2018 by Leon Worden.
ACTON REHAB (AVRC)
Ex-CCC & TB Camp

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TB Camp 1940

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Dining Room 1940

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Dormitory 1940 x2

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Dormitory 1941

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Water Tower 1941

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Bungalow Construction 1941

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Bungalows 1954

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Inner Kitchen 1954

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1954 x2

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Dining Hall 1954

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Dormitory 1954

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Kitchen & Dining Hall

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Men at Work 1957

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Inmate Bus

Dr. Richard Rioux
1943-1997


Bruce Krudis, Admin Director: Obituary 2016


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Al-Impics Story 1997


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