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.