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La Palma Correctional Center

La Palma Correctional Center

Customer base: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Facility Type: Medium-Security, Owned since 2008
5501 North La Palma Road, Eloy, AZ 85131
Phone: 520-464-3200 Fax: 520-464-3399

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Chuck Keeton, Warden

Facility Leader: Chuck Keeton, Warden

Chuck Keeton was named warden at La Palma Correctional Center in March 2016. Keeton joined CoreCivic in 2003 as warden at Dawson State Jail. Most recently, he served as warden at Central Arizona Detention Center. Prior to joining CoreCivic, Keeton spent several years as a warden at Management and Training Corporation (MTC). Prior to that, he spent 16 years with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where he started as a correctional officer and promoted through the ranks, later serving as warden at multiple facilities. Before working with the TDCJ, Keeton served six years with the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, where he was a psychiatric security technician and supervisor. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Texas at Tyler.

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Facility PREA Information

The following information is provided in accordance with PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003). Learn more

Compliance Manager: Carol Wallace, Chief of Unit Management

Third Party Reporting Method(s):
Third party individuals who learn of an alleged PREA incident in the facility may report the incident by:

Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA)
1600 North Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-327-7273 (local)
800-400-1001 (toll-free)
520-327-1721 (TTY/TDD)

Contacting facility staff by phone (520-464-3200) or by mail: La Palma Correctional Center, 5501 North La Palma Road, Eloy, AZ 85131.

Contacting the CoreCivic Managing Director of Facility Operations by mail:


ATTN: Managing Director, Facility Operations,

10 Burton Hills Boulevard

Nashville, TN 37215

Contacting staff at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via phone:

Northern California: 916-464-3805

Central California: 661-335-7338

Southern California: 909-466-1052

Facility PREA Policy (14-2): Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: May 1-3, 2017

PREA Audit Report: Download

For media inquiries please consult Judy Manning, the Public Information Officer for this facility.