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Carl M. LARSON


LARSON, Carl M.
Oct. 25, 1936 - Sept. 9, 2013

On Monday, September 9, Carl Larson passed away unexpectedly at his home in Folsom, CA. Carl served the California Dept. of Corrections for more than 53 years. Carl began his career with CDC as a Correctional Officer in July 1960 at San Quentin after serving in the Marine Corps. Over the years he promoted through the ranks of Sergeant, Correctional Supervisor II, Lieutenant, Captain, Program Administrator, Correctional Administrator, Chief Deputy Warden, Warden and Regional Administrator. His assignments included California Institution for Men at Chino, California Rehabilitation Center at Norco, Correctional Training Facility at Soledad, a return to San Quentin and subsequent assignments at headquarters in

Carl graduated from CA State Univ. in Los Angeles with a Bachelors Degree in Police Science & Administration. He was involved with the development of changing inmate sentencing from indeterminate to determinate, and oversaw the design phase of the new prison construction that added more than 20 prisons. He had a passion for the department which was exceeded by few. Most recently he was involved in developing the new Big House Prison Museum under the auspices of the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation and Old Guard Foundation which will be built on Folsom Prison grounds. The museum will contain memorabilia from the entire criminal justice system. Carl was also a member of the Northern Calif. Peace Officers Assoc. Carl is survived his wife of 42 years, Karon, who is also retired from CDC; his step-children, Cort Bentz (Sherry), Ethan, grandson, of Las Vegas, NV, Danelle Goodrich (Lee), Michael Bentz, grandson, of El Dorado Hills, Rhonda Bentz of Arlington, VA and sister-in-law Pamela Shilling (Bill) of Willits, CA.

Services will be held Thursday, September 19, 2013, 1PM, at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom, CA, with reception immediatly following in the Community Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Big House Museum, 705 East Natoma Street, #2-141, Folsom, CA 95630, Correctional Peace Officers Foundation, P.O. Box 348390, Sacramento, CA 95834 (CPOF.org, salvationarmy.org, or woundedwarriorsproject.org).
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Sept. 17, 2013
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