Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. swore in three wardens March 6 at CDCR’s Richard A. McGee Correctional Training center in Galt.

The governor stayed for more than two hours with CDCR Secretary Jeffrey Beard to answer wardens’ questions and express his interest in CDCR’s vital role.

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Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. is flanked by Secretary Jeffrey Beard and Undersecretary of Operations Martin Hoshino as he swears in new wardens, from left, Warden Martin Biter of Kern Valley State Prison, Warden Kimberly Holland of the California Correctional Institution and Warden Ralph Diaz of the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility. (Photo by Eric Owens)

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From left, Secretary Jeffrey Beard, Warden Martin Biter of Kern Valley State Prison, Warden Kimberly Holland of the California Correctional Institution, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., Warden Ralph Diaz of the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, Undersecretary of Operations Martin Hoshino and Undersecretary of Administration and Offender Service Dr. Diana Toche. (Photo by Eric Owens)