MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. - The office of Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that Randolf Grounds, of Monterey, has been appointed warden at the Salinas Valley State Prison.
Grounds, 58, has held multiple positions at state facilities. He served as a deputy probation officer at the El Dorado County Probation Department from 1988 to 1991 then worked his way to the Salinas Valley State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since last year.
According to Gov. Brown's office, Grounds will be making $130,668 a year.
Here is the full news release provided by the governor's office:
Randolf Grounds, 58, of Monterey, has been appointed warden at the Salinas Valley State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since 2012. Grounds held multiple positions at the California Correctional Training Facility since 2009, including warden and acting warden. He was associate warden at Salinas Valley State Prison from 2007 to 2009 and served at the California Correctional Institution as facility captain from 2004 to 2007 and classification and parole representative from 2001 to 2004. Grounds was correctional counselor supervisor at the California Correctional Institution from 1996 to 2001 and was a correctional counselor at California State Prison, Lancaster in 1996. He was a correctional counselor at the California Correctional Institution from 1991 to 1996 and a deputy probation officer at the El Dorado County Probation Department from 1988 to 1991. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $130,668. Grounds is registered decline-to-state.