Centinela State Prison (CEN) reported the passing of retired Centinela Correctional Sgt. Ted Allen Richards on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

He began his CDCR career in June 1989 at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

In September 1993, he transferred to CEN on a lateral appointment and promoted to the rank of Correctional Sergeant in September 1994.

He remained at CEN until his retirement in January 2013.