Centinela State Prison (CEN) reported the passing of Correctional Sgt. Charles Fred Payne on May 7, 2016.

He started his CDCR career at Calipatria State Prison (CAL) in May 1996 as a Correctional Officer.

In March 2001, he promoted to Correctional Sergeant at CAL.

In December 2013, Sgt. Payne transferred to CEN.