It is with the deepest regret and sympathy that the Pelican Bay State Prison  advises all of the passing of retired Correctional Lt. Robert “Bobby” Rice.

Lt. Rice died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, after a long battle with a medical condition.

Lt. Rice began his career with the State of California on Sept. 21, 1987. Upon graduation from the Academy he began his correctional officer career at Sierra Conservation Center.

He transferred to Pelican Bay State Prison on Nov.r 6, 1989, and retired on Dec. 30, 2012.