Community Involvement

North Kern prison raises money for fallen Correctional Officer’s family

North Kern prison staff around a table with barbecue food.
Lt. Jennifer Hooten; Kevin Hixon, Associate Warden acting; Jackie Jeter, AW for ADA; Captain Jessie Jaime; Kelly Santoro, Warden; Efren Renteria, Chief Deputy Warden Office Tech.

When North Kern State Prison staff heard about the passing of Officer Isidro Gonzalez, they were devastated.  Staff knew they needed to help the Gonzalez family in this time of profound loss. 

They quickly kicked into gear and demonstrated just how caring and generous they can be when the family of one of their own is in need. 

Through a combined effort of a bake sale and barbecue, held October 29, over $7,800 was raised for the family.  

“Here at NKSP we support one another and that also extends to the family of our staff,” said Warden Kelly Santoro. “Thank you to all who volunteered their time, efforts, and financial donations. This was a group effort to assist the Gonzalez family.”

Submitted by Joseph Lopez, Community Resources Manager.

Barbecue at North Kern State Prison.
Carlos Arce, acting AW for Business Services; and Kevin O’Daniel, AW for Central Operations.

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