Michael Sexton, retired chief deputy warden, passes

Michael Sexton wearing a correctional uniform.
Michael Sexton

Michael Sexton, retired Chief Deputy Warden at Avenal State Prison, passed away Oct. 18, 2020.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

After serving eight years in the US Navy, Sexton began his 26-year career with the department in January 1993 at CSP-Los Angeles County.

Sexton transferred to CSP-Corcoran in November 1993, where he promoted to Correctional Sergeant in March 1999. He promoted to Correctional Lieutenant at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in May 2003.

A year later, he transferred back to CSP-Corcoran where, among many assignments, he supervised the Investigative Service Unit (ISU).

Sexton promoted to the rank of Correctional Captain at Avenal State Prison in December 2008. He remained at ASP for five years and worked in multiple locations. He then promoted to the rank of Associate Warden at CSP-Corcoran in November 2012. Two years later, he promoted to Chief Deputy Warden at CSP-Corcoran.

He officially retired Nov. 1, 2018.

“Mike was a role model and a friend to everyone that was blessed to work with him, and will be truly missed by all of us. Please join us in expressing our condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time,” Avenal State Prison Warden R. Ndoh wrote to staff. “Keep Mike’s family in your thoughts and prayers while they maneuver through the coming weeks.”

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