California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC), reported the passing of Dr. William Bento, Clinical Psychologist, on June 5.

Dr. Bento joined the SAC Mental Health team on June 6, 2013, as a contract employee.

Outside of the department, Dr. Bento was a published author and traveled extensively as a speaker, consultant and teacher. Dr. Bento was the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Rudolf Steiner College and a transpersonal psychologist at the Center for Living Health.

A 24-hour vigil is being held in the music room of Rudolf Steiner College at 9200 Fair Oaks Blvd. in Fair Oaks until the morning of June 9. Services will be held at Rudolf Steiner College at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9.