Jeanne Woodford


Senior Distinguished Fellow
Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 500
Berkeley, CA 94705-7220
Tel: 510-642-2250
Fax: 510-643-7095
Email Address: jwoodford@law.berkeley.edu


Ms. Woodford is a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy.  Ms. Woodford began her career at San Quentin State Prison in 1978 following graduation from Sonoma State University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.  Ms Woodford was promoted through the ranks and was appointed Warden of San Quentin State Prison by Governor Davis in 1999.  She remained Warden of San Quentin until called upon by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2004 to serve as the Director of the California Department of Corrections.  Her mission was to bring reform and rehabilitation to the California Department of Corrections.  She was appointed to the position of Undersecretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the largest correctional system in the United States in July of 2005. Ms Woodford then became the Chief of the San Francisco Adult Probation Department.  She retired in 2008 completing 30 years of work at the state and county level of government in the field of criminal justice.  Ms. Woodford is currently offering her expertise on several criminal justice reentry and policy projects throughout the state of California. 


EDUCATION:
B.A. Sonoma State University (1978)