Retired Correctional Lt. Don Coleman passed away on February 26, 2019.

He began his CDCR career at a Correctional Officer at Folsom State Prison in 1987.

He was part of the activation team that opened Pelican Bay State Prison. He promoted to Sergeant in December 2000.

He transferred to R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in 2001. He returned to Pelican Bay in 2004.

He promoted to Lieutenant at San Quentin in September 2006. He retired in May 2011.