Shannon Garcia

Ironwood State Prison (ISP) reported the passing Case Records Technician Shannon Garcia on Oct. 14, 2018. She began her career with CDCR in August 2001 as Materials & Stores Supervisor I. She also worked as a Prison Canteen Manager I from April 2014 to January...

Humberto Ayala

Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) reported the passing of Correctional Officer Humberto Ayala on Oct. 17, 2018. He began his CDCR career at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center in Galt in November 2004. He reported to SVSP in February 2005, where he...

Jason David West

Centinela State Prison (CEN) reported the passing of Correctional Officer Jason David West on Oct. 13, 2018. He began his CDCR career at the Basic Correctional Officer Academy in Galt in July 2001. He reported to CEN in October 2001. He was a Level II Operator on the...

Pedro ‘Pete’ Figueroa

Correctional Training Facility (CTF) reported the passing of retired Warehouse and Distribution Specialist Pedro “Pete” Figueroa on Oct. 12, 2018. He began his CDCR career at CTF in August 1987. He retired in December 2012. He worked his entire career for the...
After 4 years of dialysis and struggle, CDCR technician gets kidney transplant

After 4 years of dialysis and struggle, CDCR technician gets kidney transplant

Renee Wooldridge, an office assistant at the California Health Care Facility, knows a lot about overcoming adversity – like waiting for a kidney transplant. She worked at CDCR for years – going to dialysis in the morning and to work right after. All the while, she sustained herself with one goal – get a new kidney and get her life back. And she was eventually successful.