Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments on Sept. 13:
Charles Callahan has been appointed warden at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, where he has been acting warden since 2017 and served as chief deputy warden from 2013 to 2016. He was assigned as acting Warden at California City Correctional Facility in November 2016. He also was Correctional Administrator from 2008 – 2013 at Valley State Prison. Between 1995 and 2008 he held several positions at Centinela State Prison and Valley State Prison including: Material and Stores Supervisor I, Vocational Instructor, Procurement and Services Officer II, Staff Services Manager I, Correctional Business Manager I/II and Correctional Administrator. He egan his career with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in August 1995 at Centinela State Prison.
John Garza has been appointed warden at California City Correctional Facility, where he has been acting warden since 2017. Garza served in several positions at California Correctional Institution from 2016 to 2017 and from 1998 to 2004, including acting warden, chief deputy warden and sergeant. He was associate warden at Wasco State Prison from 2015 to 2016 and from 2013 to 2015 and acting chief deputy warden at Deuel Vocational Institution in 2015. Garza was facility captain at Kern Valley State Prison from 2009 to 2013, where he was a lieutenant from 2005 to 2009. He was a lieutenant at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison from 2004 to 2005 and a correctional officer at North Kern State Prison from 1994 to 1998. This position does not require Senate confirmation.
Roy Wesley has been appointed Inspector General, responsible for overseeing various activities specified in statute at CDCR. Wesley has been chief deputy inspector general at the Office of the Inspector General since 2007. He was a partner at Pursley, Rush and Wesley LLP from 2002 to 2007 and at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer and Jensen from 1991 to 2002. Wesley was an associate at Mastagni, Holstedt and Chiurazzi from 1988 to 1991. He was an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1978 to 1988 and an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 1990 to 2005. Wesley earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation.