Jeff Carrol, plant manager, passes away

Jeff Carrol, a Correctional Plant Manager at CSP-Corcoran, unexpectedly passed away Oct. 8, 2023.

Obituary photo for Jeff Carrol, correctional plant manager at California State Prison, Corcoran.
Jeff Carrol

The California native began his CDCR career at CSP-Corcoran in May 2007 as a Carpenter II.

Carrol promoted to Supervisor of Building Trades in January 2010. In August 2013, he promoted again to Correctional Plant Supervisor.

In November 2018, he promoted again to Correctional Plant Manager, where he remained until his untimely passing.

“Jeff is instantly missed by everyone who knew him. Jeff had a wealth of knowledge that enabled him to excel within the Department. He was also known to lend an ear and give some advice for those needing it. As most staff know, Jeff was the guy that ‘kept the lights on’ for the prison,” according to a statement issued by CSP-Corcoran. “Over the years, Jeff played a critical role in keeping Corcoran functioning through the countless times issues arose at the prison. Jeff will also be remembered for being a hardworking man, with a fun sense of humor, as well as his dedication to his family. He was a pleasure to be around. Jeff’s CDCR family feels the pain of this loss and offers our sincerest condolences to his family.”

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, two sons, six grandchildren, his mother, three brothers and two sisters.


  • Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, at Myers Chapel, 248 North E St. in Porterville.
  • Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Gospel Lighthouse Church, 605 E. Henderson Ave., Porterville. Viewing is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. with funeral services from 9:30 to 11:30 am.
  • Interment to follow from noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 24, at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 1013 E. Olive Ave., Porterville.

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