Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) reported the passing of retired Correctional Officer Michael Kinzel on May 7.

He began his career with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on June 7, 1984, at the California Medical Facility, in Vacaville. On June 1, 1987, he transferred to Mule Creek State Prison where he remained working as a Correctional Officer until he retired from service on Nov. 30, 2006.