Chuckawalla Valley State Prison reported the passing of retired Library Technician Penny Gilstrap on Oct. 12.
She began her career with the department at Ironwood State Prison on Nov. 25, 1996, as an assistant clerk. Through the years, she promoted to an office assistant, program technician, office technician and finally to a library technical assistant in 2008.
On April 1, 2012, she transferred to Chuckawalla Valley State Prison. She retired June 30, 2016.