California Institution for Women (CIW) reported the passing of former Superintendent Kathleen Anderson on July 7, 2017.

Anderson started her career at CIW in 1963. She promoted up through five ranks, eventually becoming an associate superintendent (today known as associate warden) at Soledad State Prison.

In 1976, she was appointed superintendent (warden) of CIW. She served in the post until 1980.

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