California Men’s Colony (CMC) reported the passing of retired Correctional Officer Stelva ‘Steve’ Ketcham on Dec. 4, 2018.

He began his state career as a Psychiatric Technician at Atascadero State Hospital in July 1975. He promoted to Senior Psychiatric Technician in December 1976.

In August 1977, he joined CDCR as a Correctional Officer at CMC. He retired in December 2005.