Ironwood State Prison reported the passing of Richard D. Babb, retired Supervisor of Correctional Education Programs, on March 30, 2020.
He began his CDCR career in June 1986 at the California Correctional Institution as a vocational instructor.
In June 1993, he transferred to California State Prison, Los Angeles County, in Lancaster as a vocational instructor. In August 1994, he promoted to Supervisor of vocational instruction at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison.
In February 1999, he promoted to Community Resources Manager at Ironwood State Prison. In June 2009, he promoted to Supervisor of Correctional Education Programs, where he worked until his retirement in December 2009.