by Placerville Newswire / Aug 27, 2017 / comments

[Senator Ted Gaines. Senator Gaines is joined by Pastor Clay Rojas (middle) as he presents a certificate to Warden Randy Grounds (left).]

It was my honor to present a Certificate of Recognition to Warden Randy Grounds during a recent “Christians in Law Enforcement” event at William Jessup University. 

Warden Grounds retired after 34 years of service, starting with the El Dorado County Probation Department and then on to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. 

Most recently, he served as warden of Salinas Valley State Prison where he is credited with significantly reducing the number of violent incidents that took place at the prison by increasing rehabilitation programs available to prisoners such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, along with a number of faith-based programs. 

I am thankful for his hard work and dedication to California and that he is continuing to share his knowledge and experience in advisory roles during his retirement.