North Kern State Prison (NKSP) announces the death of retired Correctional Lt. Richard Bocanegra.

On Sept. 7, Lt. Bocanegra passed away unexpectedly at Sierra View Hospital in Porterville, Ca.

He began his career with CDCR on Aug.10, 1984 at the California Institution for Men. He also worked at Corcoran State Prison, Wasco State Prison and NKSP.

Lt. Bocanegra retired from CDCR on May 8, 2000.