Pleasant Valley State Prison
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Pleasant Valley State Prison

James A. Yates, Warden
24863 West Jayne Avenue
Coalinga, CA 93210

P.O. Box 8500
Coalinga, CA 93210
(559) 935-4900


Member         (D)                     District Number and Office                   Capitol Office 

Florez, Dean                           16 2550 Mariposa                                Mall State Capitol
                                                                                                             Suite 2016 Room 4090
                                                 Fresno Ca 93721                                  Sacramento, CA 95814

                                                (559) 264-3070                                      (916) 445-4641

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Assembly Members

Member District    (D)             Number and Office                   Capitol Office
Parra, Nicole                         30 1800 30th Street                 State Capitol
                                               Suite 330                                  Room 2160
                                               Bakersfield, CA 93301             Sacramento, CA 94249-0030

(916) 319-2030

Hanford Office:
321 N. Douty Street, Suite B
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: (559) 585-7170
Fax: (559) 585-7175


James E. Tilton was named Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on September 13, 2006. Prior to that, he was named as acting secretary by Governor Schwarzenegger on April 20, 2006. He previously had served as a program budget manager for the Department of Finance (DOF) since 2003, responsible for the CDCR, State and Consumer Services Agency, Criminal Justice, Labor and General Government. 

Tilton began his career in public service in 1976 as a budget analyst for DOF. From 1980 until 1985, he served as Director of Expenditure Forecasting for the Commission on State Finance. He joined the California Department of Corrections (CDC) in 1985, serving as its Deputy Director for Administrative Services until 1998, where he was responsible for peace officer selection, personnel, training, budget, offender information, and environmental health and safety. While at CDC, he served as chair of the Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (CPOST). 

In 1998, Tilton was named Assistant Program Budget Manager for the Capital Outlay Unit and Executive Secretary to the State Public Works Board for the Finance Department, a position he held until 2003. He was promoted in 2003 to Program Budget Manager for that department, a position he held until being named CDCR Acting Secretary. 

Tilton earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Sacramento State University. 

1515 'S' Street 916/445-7682 
Sacramento, CA 95814 Fax: 916/322-2877 


P.O. Box 942883 
Sacramento, CA 94283 

Matthew Cate, Inspector General

Matthew Cate was appointed Inspector General by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in March 2004. Mr. Cate served as a Deputy Attorney General at the California Department of Justice from 1996 to 2004 and was a Supervising Deputy Attorney General from 2002 to 2004. In the latter capacity, he supervised a team of prosecutors, managed a criminal caseload of political corruption matters, provided counsel to grand juries, and advised local law enforcement concerning political corruption. From 1994 to 1996 he was a Deputy District Attorney for Sacramento County. Prior to joining the public sector, Mr. Cate was an associate attorney with Downey, Brand, Seymour & Rohwer. He has also held several positions as an instructor of legal and law enforcement-related topics, including standards training for peace officers.

P.O. Box 348780 
Sacramento, CA 95834-8780 


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