California Men’s Colony (CMC) reported the passing of retired Correctional Officer Robert Pirkey on Dec. 4, 2017.

He began his CDCR career in July 1994, at the Basic Correctional Officer Academy in Galt.  Upon graduation, he reported to the California Correctional Institution in August 1994.

He transferred to CMC in March 1995, where he remained until his retirement in June 2015.