David Beck-Brown - Prison Reform - Resumé

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Prison Reform is Not Happening
Jessica's Law: One-strike Laws are Bad
The High Cost of Prison Overcrowding
More Trouble for Our Prison System
Rebuilding the California Department of Corrections
New Prisons Chief Faces Tough Task
Can Our Prisons
Afford It?
Tough on Crime?
Our Wallets Take the Beating
An Open Letter to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
An Argument for Funding California's Arts in Corrections Program
Writing Résumé
Prison-Reform Résumé

David Beck-Brown
(619) 957-4083



1990-2009 - California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Arts-in-Corrections program/Education, Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, San Diego, CA
2003 - Advisory Committee and Task Force Representative, Border Region (CDCR), Arts-in-Corrections program, five border prisons: RJDCF, CAL, CEN, ISP, CVSP.
1993-96 - Regional Coordinator, (CDCR) Arts-in-Corrections, five (5) Southern Border Prisons: RJDCF, CAL, CEN, ISP, CVSP.
1985-94 - 2nd Supervisory District Representative, Public Arts Advisory Council (PAAC), County of San Diego, CA
1991 - State of California Exhibition Coordinator, Arts-in-Corrections, “Correct Art’ statewide prison art exhibition. Curated by Howard Fox, Los Angeles County Museum of Art in conjunction with the California Confederation of the Arts (CCA), the California Arts Council (CAC), Palomar College and Grossmont College.
1985-89 - City of Escondido, Public Arts Program, coordinated public art projects, $700,000 (plus) budget.
1984-89 - Director, Grossmont College Hyde Art Gallery, El Cajon, CA
1984-85 - Grant Coordinator, California Arts Council, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. [Five (5) elementary schools and five revolving residencies.]
1974-75 - Director, Harry Partch Foundation, (West Coast Performance Tour) Stanford Theatre, UCLA, UCSD, and SDSU.

Communications - written: (selected)

2001-present - A New PATH (Parent for Addiction Treatment and Healing), monthly newsletter illustrator/columnist. (Member of the Board, Prison-Reform chair)
2006 - San Diego Union-Tribune (“The high cost of prison overcrowding”)
2004 - Los Angeles Times (“Tough on crime? Our wallets take a beating”)
  - San Diego Union-Tribune (“More trouble for our prison system”)
1985-99 - San Diego Union-Tribune (1985, 87, 88, 93, 94, and 99: six articles)
1985-95 - Los Angeles Times. Articles: ArtScene, Hidden Leaves, and Vision magazines,
Media Awareness Project, Voters Corrections Reform
and syndicated newspapers;
The Daily Californian
bi-line photo-journalist).

Communication-Oral: (selected)

2006 - 25 to Life Independent feature-documentary film, directed by Deloss Picket with interviews conducted at California state prisons, permission from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
2003 - Faraway Voices Independent film documentary, directed by Howard Galloway with interviews conducted at California state prisons, permission from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.


1990-2009 - Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, workshops, theatrical performances, bands, events, in-house, community projects and cell-front studies
1995 - Union Institute and University, Instructor, San Diego, CA
1990 - PAAC Grant, (RJDCF-Dumlao)
1989-90 - UCLA (Extension), ArtsReach, educator (CDCR)
1982-89 - Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, Instructor, El Cajon, CA
1989 - San Diego City School District, Instructor and residencies
1983 - MiraCosta Collage, Instructor, San Marcos, CA
1980-82 - San Diego County Central Jail, Instructor and GED, San Diego Adult School District and as a P/T-jail guard.
1977-82 - Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), Federal Bureau of Prisons, Instructor
1976 - San Diego State University, (graduate teaching)

Grants Writer:

1991 - California Arts Council (RJDCF-state prison)
    California Arts Council, (grant-Dumlao)
1990 - San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, (RJDCF-state prison)
1988 - California Arts Council, (Grossmont College Hyde Gallery).
1987 - California Arts Council (Grossmont College Art Gallery).
1981 - CDC, Sacramento, CA, (Co-authored research paper).
1980 - California Arts Council (Residence) Metropolitan Correctional Center, San Diego.


2003 - Ruskin School of Acting, Graduate (Meisner-based) Santa Monica, CA
1978 - Masters of Arts, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1972 - Bachelors of Arts, California State University, San Diego, CA
1969 - Associate of Arts, Grossmont Community College, El Cajon, CA


    CCC (National Civilian Conservation Corp.) Honorary Member #3.
    A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing) Board.
    CEPS (Coalition for Effective Public Safety), Sac. CA
    Screen Actors Guild (Fi-core)

Prison Tours:

    California-Mexico-Europe-Colombia & Federal Witness Protection Program.


    Robert Hernandez, Warden, RJDCF
    John Ratelle, Warden (retired), RJDCF
    Dr. David Bergmann
    San Diego Superior Court Judge Coates