Charles Simmons, a retired correctional officer, passed away May 4, 2023. He began his career with the department as a cadet at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center in January 1998.
After graduating the Basic Correctional Officer Academy, he reported to Wasco State Prison-Reception Center, where he remained until retiring in October 2018.
He worked for the department for over 20 years.
“Charles will be greatly missed by all those who knew and worked with him over the years. Please keep the Simmons family in your thoughts during this difficult time,” according to a statement issued by the institution.
Funeral Services for Charles Simmons will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 30, at North Kern Cemetery (Westside), 627 Austin Street, Delano.