California Men’s Colony (CMC) reported the passing of retired Correctional Counselor II J. Steve Clayton on May 6, 2017.

He began his CDCR career at the Basic Correctional Officer Academy in September 1986. Upon graduation from the academy, he reported to CMC in November 1986.

In October 1996, he lateralled to Correctional Counselor I and promoted to Correctional Counselor II in April 2005.

He spent his entire career at CMC. He retired in November 2009.