John Garrett, psych technician, passes away

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CDCR Psychiatric Technician John Garrett passed away July 14, 2022.
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John Garrett

John Garrett, a Psychiatric Technician at High Desert State Prison, passed away July 14, 2022.

He began his state career with the California Department of Mental Health in July 2007 at the State Hospital in Porterville. In January 2015, he transferred to CDCR, reporting to Pelican Bay State Prison. Two years later, in 2017, he transferred to High Desert State Prison.

“John will always be remembered for his woodworking skills, and for his love for keeping bees. Peer Support has been activated and is available to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers go out to John’s family and friends during this difficult time,” according to a statement issued by High Desert State Prison.

He was the proud father of two sons, according to his family.

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