Detention facility warden announces retirement

After five years, John Rathman has retired as warden of Imperial Regional Detention Facility, effective July 3. COURTESY PHOTO

CALEXICO — After serving as warden for the Imperial Regional Detention Facility since its opening in September 2014, John Rathman officially retired on July 3.

Prior to serving as IRDF’s warden, Rathman had spent 29 years working with the federal Bureau of Prisons at its Federal Correctional Institute in Phoenix, Ariz.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at or 760-337-3415.

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