Imperial, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointment:

Raymond Madden, 50, of Imperial, has been appointed warden at California State Prison, Centinela, where he has been acting warden since 2014 and has served in several positions since 2010, including chief deputy warden and associate warden. Madden served in several positions at Calipatria State Prison from 1991 to 2010, including captain, lieutenant, sergeant and correctional officer. He was a correctional officer at Pelican Bay State Prison from 1990 to 1991 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1983 to 1987. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $143,604. Madden is registered without party preference.