Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) reported on Jan. 4, 2017, the passing of Electrician II Calvin Essex.

He began his CDCR career at San Quentin State Prison as a Correctional Officer in March 1975. He left the Department in July 1980.

Calvin reinstated with CDCR and was hired at PBSP in January 2014 as an Electrician II.