Record number of Calipatria, Centinela inmates graduate IVC

Calipatria State Prison inmate Johnny Argueta is all smiles Tuesday during a ceremony honoring him and his peers for graduating from Imperial Valley College. PHOTO JULIO MORALES

CALIPATRIA — A total of 86 inmates at Calipatria and Centinela state prisons earned their associate’s degrees from Imperial Valley College this week.

The figure represented the greatest number of inmates who had achieved such a milestone within the California Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections in a year.

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

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