Earnest ‘Buck’ Snider

Avenal State Prison reported that retired Correctional Officer Earnest “Buck” Snider passed away on June 14, 2014.

Officer Snider graduated the Basic Correctional Officer Academy in Galt on December 17, 1990. He began his career at Avenal State Prison as a Correctional Officer.

He worked as a Correctional Officer at Avenal State Prison until he retired on April 30, 2004.



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  1. Jeffrey Ford Saturday, June 28, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    Buck Snider was the epitome of a good Correctional Officer. His age lent a “Grandfather” presence, and he was beloved by staff and inmates alike. I remember when he “stepped up,” to run a group at our Phoenix House Substance Abuse Program, doing an excellent job.

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