Former CDCR Warden Leonard Chastain died Oct. 23 in Sparks, Nev., at age 82

He retired in 1988 after a 34-year career, rising from Correctional Officer to Warden. During his career, he worked at the Correctional Training Facility, California Men’s Colony, Deuel Vocational Institution and the California Rehabilitation Center.

Leonard was well respected by colleagues and inmates alike for being a man of his word.

Survivors include a son, Mark Chastain; a daughter, Miki Allard; and three grandsons.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Sparks at 2360 Wingfield Hills Road.