Avenal State Prison (ASP) reported the passing of retired Correctional Counselor I (CCI), Joseph Lucero on June 1, 2016.

CCI Lucero started his career with CDCR on Aug. 31, 1987. On Jan. 6, 1997 he promoted to a CCI. He retired on Dec. 30, 2009. His entire career was spent at ASP.