Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) reported the passing of retired Warden Paul D. Brazelton paul-brazeltonon Nov. 11, 2016.

Warden Brazelton began his CDCR career as a Correctional Officer at Deuel Vocational Institution in September 1984. He activated and promoted to Correctional Sergeant at Calipatria State Prison in November 1991, and later transferred to PVSP in 1994 for its activation.

He promoted to Lieutenant in March 1998 and then to Correctional Captain at PVSP in October 2004.

Warden Brazelton became a Correctional Administrator in January 2008, and later became Warden (A) of Pleasant Valley State Prison in November 2011.

He was confirmed as Warden in June 2012, where he remained until retirement in November 2013.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Chapel Grace, 120 E. Hawthrone Street in Coalinga.

A reception will immediately follow the services and will be open to the public, friends and coworkers. The reception will at the Chapel Grace-Faith Hall, 120 E. Hawthorne Street, Coalinga.

Uniformed personnel are asked to wear Class A uniforms.