La Palma Correctional CenterCustomer base: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Facility Type: Medium-Security, Owned since 2008
5501 North La Palma Road,
Eloy, AZ 85131
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Facility Warden: Jim MacDonald
Jim MacDonald was named warden at La Palma Correctional Center in July of 2010. Prior to LPCC, MacDonald served as warden at Florence Correctional Facility. He began his career in corrections, which now spans twenty-four years, with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division as a corrections officer. He worked his way through the security ranks and held several leadership positions in the Texas system. MacDonald joined CCA in 1995 as warden of the Sweetwater Pre-Parole Transfer Facility in Sweetwater, Texas. He has also served as the assistant warden at both the CCA Cleveland Pre-Release Center in Cleveland, Texas (1996-1998) and the CCA Lawrenceville Correctional Center in Virginia (1999). He has also served as warden at Crossroads Correctional Facility in Shelby, Montana. MacDonald earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso.
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