Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed Marion Spearman warden at High Desert State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since 2016.

Spearman served as warden at the Correctional Training Facility, Soledad from 2012 to 2016, where he also was chief deputy administrator from 2011 to 2012.

He held positions at Pleasant Valley State Prison from 1994 to 2011, including associate warden, facility captain, lieutenant, sergeant and correctional officer.

He was a correctional officer at Mule Creek State Prison from 1987 to 1994.

He earned a Master of Science degree in criminology from Fresno State University. This position does not require Senate.