High Desert State Prison (HDSP) reported the passing of retired Correctional Counselor I Shannon Nicholas on March 15, 2108.

She began her career in June 1996 at the basic correctional academy. She started at HDSP in July 1996.

She also worked at the California State Prison, Corcoran, from May 2003 to April 2005; California State Prison, Sacramento, from April 2005 to February 2010; and then transferred back to HDSP.

She retired in May 2017.