Avenal State Prison (ASP) reported the passing of retired Correctional Cook James “Jim” Farkas on April 4.

He began his career at CSP-Corcoran as a Supervising Cook I in October 1991. In 1992, he transferred to the Baker II classification. In May 2002, he transferred to California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility as a Correctional Cook Supervisor. In January 2007, he promoted to ASP as a Supervising Correctional Cook. He retired on April 1, 2012.