California City Correctional Facility (CAC) reported the passing of Correctional Lt. John “JT” Lawson on July 12, 2017.

He began his CDCR career in September 1996 at Centinela State Prison. In October 2004, he promoted to Sergeant and remained at Centinela until his initial retirement in March 2006.

He was reinstated as a Correctional Officer in November 2009 at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, where he promoted to Sergeant in August 2011.

He joined CAC a Lieutenant in March 16, 2015.