By Lt. Jackie Fernandez, PIO/Administrative Aide 

California State Prison-Los Angeles County (LAC) is happy to announce that Correctional Officer Stephen T. Spann was awarded the 2014 Correctional Officer of the Year award at the Antelope Valley Law Appreciation Day Luncheon.


In the photo from left to right: Stephen T. Spann Jr. (son), Lee Ann Spann (wife), Stephen T. Spann, John Soto (Warden)

Officer Spann began his career with CDCR in June 1985 at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo.  In January 1993, he transferred to LAC and played an integral part in the activation of the Lancaster institution.

During his tenure with CDCR, he has worked in a variety of positions, including, Investigative Services Unit Officer, Transportation Team Officer, Receiving and Release Officer, Culinary Officer, Community Service Crew Officer and his current assignment as Minimum Support Facility Medical Officer.  He is also part of the Statewide Recruitment Team for the Department.  He is a certified trainer for officers and has taught classes such as crime scene preservation, drug identification, finger printing, drug testing and perimeter safety.

Officer Spann has excelled in the performance of his duties and gained the respect of fellow staff with a consistent demeanor of professionalism and courteousness.  He has established himself as a leader among his peers, and he is always willing to assist others.  He is to be commended on his work ethic, great attitude and overall performance over the past 29 years.

LAC takes pleasure in recognizing Officer Stephen Spann as its 2014 Correctional Officer of the Year.