Don Novey: The Prison Guards’ Man in Sacramento

Don Novey grew up all over the world, but his Sacramento roots led him back to a lifetime of work building the California Correctional Peace Officers Association into one of the most powerful unions in state history.

Journalist and author Dan Morain interviewed Novey on May 10, 2022. This video oral history was made possible by a grant from the California State Library. It has been edited for clarity and continuity.

We present the interview below in three parts.

Part 1

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Part II

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Part III

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