Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) reported the passing of retired Lt. James B. “JB” Williams on April 2.

He started his CDCR career at California Institution for Men in 1981. He transferred to PBSP on Nov. 1, 1989, as a sergeant and promoted to lieutenant on Feb. 13, 1991. Lt. Williams retired from PBSP on Aug. 31, 2006.