Michael Eskew

Wasco State Prison-Reception Center (WSP-RC) reported the passing of retired Correctional Counselor I Michael Eskew on March 14, 2017.

He joined CDCR in November 1990 as a Correctional Officer at California Correctional Institution (CCI).  He transferred to WSP-RC in May 1993 and promoted to Correctional Counselor I in May 1998.

He remained at WSP-RC until his retirement in December 2015.



5 Responses

  1. J. Carrillo Monday, March 27, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    ~For Cowboy Mike~
    On this Earth you can run into lots of people every day,
    Yet few can impact a person in such a positive way.
    A kind word from you on a good day made it even brighter,
    And on a rough day it could make a weary soul feel lighter.
    A smile, nod, or tip of the hat – each gesture could uplift,
    Making other folks feel peace and comfort seemed to be your gift.
    In a world often full of darkness, it’s painfully true,
    That we need more people full of light like you to help us through.
    So your passing too soon breaks our hearts and causes us to cry,
    In frustrated sorrow, our minds cannot help but wonder “Why?”
    Well, there are children playing in heaven’s lovely lands so wide,
    Who loved horses while on Earth, but here they never learned to ride.
    God decided to fulfill their dreams there on the other side,
    And He knew they’d need someone special to be a thoughtful guide.
    A gentle, caring, patient soul – not just anyone would do.
    The Lord needed just the right cowboy, so He called upon you.
    Lead them on day after day by green pastures and still waters,
    Serving as a father figure to others’ sons and daughters.
    May the air always be refreshing and each breath filled with peace,
    As you pass fields where the blooming of flowers will never cease.
    May the trails there be dustless and smooth every mile,
    As you ride beyond time’s reach, it can never dim your smile.
    There the light of God’s glory will be reflected in the skies,
    Just as the grace of God was always reflected in your eyes.
    Your example is a blessing to those whom you’ve left behind.
    We’ll feel a sense of warmth always whenever you come to mind.

  2. Lupe Armendariz Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of his passing. I had the the pleasure of working with him at WSP-RC for many years. He was a very kind and caring person. I will always remember him in his cowboy hat and boots. RIP.

  3. Alfredo Rivera Saturday, March 18, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I promoted to CCI at Wasco and CCI Eskew was one of my trainers. He was always willing to help me learn my new job. He was a good man and a good Christian. God bless you.

  4. Debbie Montoya Friday, March 17, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    I will always remember him by his smile and cowboy hat he wore walking throughout institution at Wasco State Prison-Reception Center. I had the pleasure of working with him at WSP-RC for many years and while I was the secretary for the CCIII in Casework Management. I was very saddened to hear of his passing, but his memory will live on. CCI Eskew walked through this institution for many years and left a lasting impression on every one he encountered. Such a kind beautiful person. Rest in Peace.

  5. Tina Friday, March 17, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    R.I.P. You will be whole heartily missed.

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