Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) reported the passing of retired Associate Warden Chester Goynes on Aug. 7, 2017.

He started his CDCR in April 1987 as a Correctional Officer at Sierra Conservation Center (SCC), where he promoted to Sergeant in January 1994.

In October 1999, he promoted to Lieutenant at the Northern California Women’s Facility. He transferred to CCWF in March 2003

In June of that same year, he transferred back to SCC.  In March 2008, he promoted to Captain. In October 2012, he promoted to Associate Warden at CCWF, where he worked until his retirement in June 2016.