Ronald Phelps Jr.

California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) reported the passing Correctional Officer Ronald Phelps Jr. on Monday, July 17, 2017. He started his CDCR career in September 1997. Upon graduating from the Basic Correctional Officer Academy, he was assigned to CRC in October 1997,…

Sarah Price

California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) reported the passing of Health Records Technician I Sarah Price on July 8, 2017. She started her CDCR career in July 1989 at the California Institution for Men as a Medical Transcriber. In September 1989, she…

Norman Doyle Nielsen

Ironwood State Prison (ISP) reported the passing of retired Plumber II Norman Doyle Nielsen on July 8, 2017. He started his CDCR at the California Institution for Men in February 2006. He transferred to ISP in August 2006, where he…

Caleb Vernel Holcombe Jr.

Ironwood State Prison (ISP) reported the passing of retired Correctional Officer Caleb Vernel Holcombe Jr. on June 10, 2017. He began his career with CDCR at the Correctional Officer Academy in October 2007. He worked at ISP from February 2008,…

John ‘JT’ Lawson

California City Correctional Facility (CAC) reported the passing of Correctional Lt. John “JT” Lawson on July 12, 2017. He began his CDCR career in September 1996 at Centinela State Prison. In October 2004, he promoted to Sergeant and remained at…

George West

California Correctional Center (CCC) reported the passing of retired Associate Warden George West on June 19, 2017. He began his CDCR career in 1973 at CCC.  During his career, he promoted to Correctional Program Supervisor I and II, Correctional Sergeant,…

Tom Hudgens

California Correctional Center (CCC) reported the passing of retired Correctional Officer Tom Hudgens on June 16, 2017.  He began his CDCR career in 1996, at the CCC.  During his career at the institution, he worked numerous posts. Officer Hudgens retired…

David Stout

Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) reported the passing of retired Correctional Counselor II Specialist David Stout on June 26, 2017. He began his career with CDCR in October 1981. He transferred from Corcoran State Prison as a Sergeant to PVSP…

Joseph J. Cuevas

Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) reported the passing of retired Correctional Officer Joseph J. Cuevas on June 22, 2017. He started his career as a Correctional Officer in June 1987 at Mule Creek State Prison. He transferred to DVI, where he…

Paul Baker

San Quentin State Prison (SC) reported the passing of Associate Warden Paul Baker on June 20, 2017. He started with CDCR in January 1996 as a Correctional Officer at California State Prison, Solano, where he promoted to Correctional Sergeant in…