Jim McElroy

The Correctional Training Facility (CTF) reported the passing on Feb. 5, 2017, of retired Correctional Counselor III Jim McElroy. He worked at CTF and Salinas Valley State Prison. He finished his career at headquarters in Sacramento. He retired after 28…

David Guy Ferguson

The Correctional Training Facility (CTF) reported the passing on Feb. 11, 2017, of retired Correctional Officer David Guy Ferguson. He began his career at CTF in August 1981. He retired in May 2010. There will be no memorial services. Online…

David Cueva

California Medical Facility (CMF) reported the passing of retired Correctional Sgt. David Cueva on Feb. 17, 2017. He began his career as a correctional officer at CMF on May 12, 1975. On April 15, 1984, he was promoted to sergeant.…

Joseph Loya

Retired Youth Correctional Counselor Joseph Loya passed away Feb. 7, 2017, according to his family. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he went to work at the California Youth Authority, where he remained until his retirement.

Cathy Polmanteer

California Men’s Colony (CMC) reported the passing of Laboratory Assistant Cathy Polmanteer on Feb. 14, 2017. She started her CDCR career at CMC in July 2014

Laura Terry

High Desert State Prison (HDSP) reported the passing of Office Technician Laura Terry on Feb. 11, 2017. She began her career in November 2001, as an Office Technician at HDSP.

Gayle Dawn Privett

Avenal State Prison (ASP) reported the passing on Jan. 29, 2017, of retired Office Assistant Gayle Dawn Privett. She started working at ASP in February 2000 and retired as an Office Assistant in December 2006.

Edward Birdsong

Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) reported the passing of staff physician Dr. Edward Birdsong on Feb. 9, 2017. He joined SVSP in July 2010.

David Patterson

California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) reported the passing of retired Correctional Counselor David Patterson Patterson on Jan. 13, 2017. Mr. Patterson started his career on Sept. 2, 1979, at Lanterman Developmental Center, as a Student Assistant. On Jan. 14, 1980, he promoted…

Teresa A. Deford

Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) reported the passing of Supervising Case Records Technician Teresa A. Deford on Jan. 29, 2017. She began her career as an Office Assistant (Typing) in the Records Department at PVSP in October 2003. In June 2005…