The Court of Appeal reversed a Pelican Bay State Prison employee’s 10% pay cut after it found errors in the state’s disciplinary process against him.
Steven Rodgers was accused of breaking contraband surveillance protocol, directing officers to falsify forms and confronting officers who “ratted” him out by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in a Notice of Adverse Actions. The CDCR recommended a 10% pay cut for two years.
The State Personnel Board found that he had not broken protocol nor directed officers to falsify forms, but that he had lost his temper and violated the CDCR’s conduct code when he confronted the officers.
Despite clearing Rodgers of