Denita Graves, retired officer, passes away

Retired correctional officer Denita Graves.
Denita Graves

Denita Graves, a retired correctional officer, passed away March 1, 2023.

Graves began her CDCR career at the Basic Correctional Officer Academy in January 2000. After graduating, she reported to California State Prison, Sacramento. She remained at the prison until retiring in June 2020.

“Denita was a happy person who was grateful to share a hug and smile with all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by all and was a true friend to many. Our deepest condolences are extended to Denita’s family and friends during this difficult time,” according to a statement issued by the institution.

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