Facility Leader: Chris Howard, Warden
Chris Howard was named warden at La Palma Correctional Center in January 2020. Previously, he served assistant warden at La Palma Correctional Center. Howard joined CoreCivic in 1997 as a records clerk at Cimarron Correctional Facility and later became a correctional counselor at North Fork Correctional Facility. He worked his way up the ranks to ultimately serve as assistant warden at Citrus County Detention Facility, and assistant warden and warden at Silverdale Detention Center. Howard holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Langston University.