Honor Guard members from seven CDCR institutions represented the department at a recent Los Angeles Clippers game.
On March 5, Honor Guard members presented the colors at the game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
CDCR Honor Guard members included staff from:
- Avenal State Prison
- Calipatria State Prison
- Wasco State Prison
- Ironwood State Prison
- Chuckawalla Valley State Prison
- California Institution for Women
- California Rehabilitation Center
Lt. Jamie Jacquez has been on the Avenal State Prison Honor Guard since 2005 and the team’s commander since 2014.
Jacquez said it was an amazing experience to be on the court, walking next to players he watched on TV.
“I really don’t have the words to truly describe the honor of being invited to present the colors,” Jacquez said. He also thanked the wardens from the various institutions, especially Avenal prison Warden Martin Gamboa for approving the event and his continued support of the team.
Seven Honor Guard members were from Avenal prison, while the majority of the remaining members showed their support from the stands.
The Clippers defeated the Grizzlies, 135-129.
Submitted by Lt. James Campbell