Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF) reported the passing retired Correctional Sergeant James “JP” Simms on Aug. 23, 2018.
He began his CDCR career at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center in February 1986. He began working as a Correctional Officer at San Quentin State Prison in March 1986.
He transferred to RJDCF in July 1990. He promoted to Correctional Sergeant in September 1996.
He remained at RJDCF until his retirement in May 2011.