Warden Nick Dawson
April of 2007 A new acting warden was put into the positon of warden at Avenal State Prison.
He wanted to try and clean up the mess of Warden Kathy Mendoza-Powers! But the mess was just way out of control. Warden Dawson only lasted 2 months at Avenal State Prison and left the position of Warden. He was willing to listen to the outside agency of Alley Cats, Peta, Feral Paws Rescue over the cat program at Avenal State Prison. But he left before we could come to agreement with the cats on prison grounds.