Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed Carl Wofford as warden at Avenal State Prison.

Warden Wofford has served as acting warden at Avenal since earlier this year.

Warden Wofford held multiple positions at the California State Prison, Los Angeles County from 1993 to 2013, including chief deputy administrator, correctional administrator, correctional captain, facility captain, correctional lieutenant, sergeant and officer.

He served as a correctional officer at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad from 1986 to 1993 and a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1982 to 1986.