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12/20/2012 5:00:00 PM
Former correctional officer pleads guilty and receives six months in jail
Rafael Salcedo, Jr.
Rafael Salcedo, Jr.
Special to the Times


BLYTHE - Former Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP) Correctional Officer Rafael Salcedo, Jr. was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 60 months of formal probation on Dec. 13 after pleading guilty to five felony counts - one count of having drugs/alcohol in jail; one count of contraband in jail; one count of selling controlled substances; one count of possession of marijuana/sale; and one count of ask/receiving a bribe.

Salcedo's sentence stems from when he was arrested by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Office of Internal Affairs (OIA) in October 2011. At the time he faced the charges for which he pled guilty to.

CVSP Acting Warden A. M. Gonzales released the following statement on Dec. 18:

"It is truly unfortunate when an employee discredits the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in this way. It is more typical that CDCR officers perform their duties in a professional manner and it is dismaying when one staff discredits the department and their co-workers with this kind of misconduct. Through the diligent work of CVSP's Investigative Services Unit and the Office of Internal Affairs, working in cooperation with the Office of District Attorney, Officer Salcedo was brought to justice. CVSP and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will never tolerate this type of misconduct and we will always make every effort to ensure the safety and security of our staff, the institution and the public."

Salcedo was formally released of his duties as a sworn peace officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Dec. 1, 2011.

Salcedo was remanded to the custody of Riverside County Sheriff's after he was sentenced.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Article comment by: Thank Realignment

Thanks to Prison realignment and sentencing changes first offender drug dealers get off easy and no noe is going to prison even if they were wearing a badge when they committed the crime. What a shame! Thank your local legislature for those changes by voting them out next term.

Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Article comment by: Big Sister Watching

(deleted)!!!! 5 YEARS PROBATION??? What is happening to do the Crime Pay The Time???? THATS WHERE OUR TAX DOLLARS GO TOO!!!! Paying for (deleted) hired by the State of California!!

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Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Article comment by: kurt von strommer

Six months? What a joke. Is he going to pay the taxpayers back for the pay they gave him while he was selling drugs? Where was supervision and/or management?

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012
Article comment by: FORMER RESIDENT

I'm sure this is just the tip of the iceberg.The CO's drink and drive,smuggle drugs,cellphones into the prison and who knows what else.Then they have enough nerve to look down thir noses at us like the are better than us.WHATEVER!!!They are all overweight and hide behind their badges.Sweet dreams (deleted)

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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2012
Article comment by: facing tiime

Im facing my own skeletons.. can someone (seriously) get me the name of his lawyer!! Lol

Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012
Article comment by: Everyone Take a stand

We look at what he did right but it's just as bad when the Warden and others stand back and watch employees mistreated, discriminated against and forced to quit due to retaliation for reporting hostile work envirnment, sexual harassment and not investigating any incident even with proof. Damages to employees is Just as discrediting as being an officer and not doing the right thing. Aso getting caught at work in a compromising position and promoting instead of getting reprimanded.

Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012
Article comment by: What the heck

This is the craziest thing I've ever heard. I know a CO that's serving time in prison for something he did that didn't have anything to do with his job or even happen at his job. But this one everything he did happened at the prison wow what a joke.

Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012
Article comment by: Small Town Girl, but NOT Small Minded

I would have liked to see him get 10 years for every count, but alas, a 'time out' in the corner is all this (deleted) gets. WHAT A SHAME!

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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012
Article comment by: Ru aram

Only 6 months for all those charges? WOW
like I said, sometimes COs are worse than the inmates thay babysit.


Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

So Why bother to bring him up for prosecution? When in the end he walks. with just a pat on his backside and a don't do it again. This is a joke. This is why we will always get repeated offenders and make new criminals out of people. Because they all know that the consequences are Nil or a joke to be laugh at.

Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012
Article comment by: Sam Wya

To: PVVT
Why (deleted) didn't make the front page?

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