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Giurbino appointed warden of Centinela State Prison

July 27, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gray Davis announced Tuesday the appointment of George J. Giurbino, 41, of Imperial as warden of Centinela State Prison.

Guirbino was among several people Davis appointed as wardens at state prisons in California on Tuesday, according to a press release from the governor's office.

Giurbino has been the acting warden at Centinela. which is west of Seeley in western Imperial County. He began his career in the state Department of Corrections in 1980 and his positions have included officer-lieutenant, captain-associate warden, assistant regional administrator and chief deputy warden.

He served as chairman of the local use of force review committee in 1998, on the Centinela State Prison advisory committee from 1993 to 1998 and he was leader of the Corcoran State Prison special investigative review team in 1998.

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The warden is responsible for the overall operation of a prison. This responsibility includes interacting with the community and ensuring compliance with departmental policy and compliance with laws of the state. Appointments the warden positions require state Senate confirmation.

Giurbino was on vacation and unavailable for comment.

Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.

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