Obituaries

Sonia Sanchez, correctional officer, passes away

Sonia Sanchez staff photo
Correctional Officer Sonia Sanchez.

Correctional Officer Sonia Sanchez passed away April 15, 2022. She began her CDCR career in October 1999 at the Basic Correctional Officer Academy. After graduating, Sanchez reported to Calipatria State Prison in December 1999.

Sanchez then promoted to Correctional Counselor I in February 2016 at Centinela State Prison (CEN).

She then returned to the Correctional Officer position at CEN in August 2020, where she worked until her untimely passing.

“We extend our sincere condolences to Sonia’s family. She will be missed by all who knew her,” according to a statement released by prison leadership.

Funeral service details are pending.


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