Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Youth Counselor Ineasie Maxie Baker

California Department of the Youth Authority, California

End of Watch Friday, August 9, 1996

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Youth Counselor Ineasie Maxie Baker

Rest in peace

Nick mottola

August 9, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 9, 2020

I remember my first day working at YTS in 1998, your daughter happened to be by your memorial and she approached me knowing that I was a newly hired staff and told me, don't worry about the wards, worry about the staff. I always remembered that.

I worked your same shift on C/D 5-1pm for over a year. I remember that every time, I would open the linen closet down Bqnk C 3/4 I would feel the cold air of the vent and it would bring goosebumps to me. Your presence was always there till the day I transferred in 2005. May you Rest in Paradise.

YCC Wisansky aka WC
YTS Employee

April 13, 2020

Dear Ms. Baker!
Just wanted to let yoi know that even though the years pass us by, I still think of you my dear counselor!! I remember your voice, your smile, your kindness...and I wish I could go back in time to when we would sit in the dayroom on C&D just to see your face and to hear your laugh again when I'd say something silly.
I was 19 I'm 45....and as long as I live, I will NEVER forget you. Rest easy my beautiful counselor!!

T.T. #59312 ward, unit C&D

T.T #59312 ward, unit C&D 92-93-94

June 18, 2019

Rest in peace Youth Counselor Baker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 11, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 22nd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 9, 2018

I never had a chance to meet you, i was hired as a YCO in 2004. When i attended the academy there was a picture of you over the entrance to our multipurpose room. A light was always shining on you never going out. I knew about your passing long before i became a peace officer. I really felt you were looking over all of us at the academy, i still believe this. May our Lord keep you Ineasie, Bless you.

David Hamilton, YCO, YCC, CO.
Calif Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation

July 22, 2018

A tragic end to a wonderful person RIP


June 8, 2018

I knew Mrs Baker very well! I was an inmate at YTS when she work there. She was very nice and beautiful as could be... I truly sorry that anything like this could've happened to such a wonderful person.

Darryl J. Roach
Former Inmate

August 16, 2017

This good woman's legacy is in those who have posted before me. She certainly must have been a remarkable woman.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

August 9, 2017

Didn't know you, but thank you for what you did. You're still remembered.

Officer Adam Winstead
Morristown Police Department (TN)

August 11, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2015

It's 2015 & so many years have passed but I will NEVER forget this. I was in TS in 97-2000. I was in ventura YCF when it happened. I remember the whole place going on lock down and rules changing. I thank the guards and counselors that took heed to the situation, but still took the time to treat me as a human, as a man. I heard so many good things about you when I was at YTS. You were truly loved by the staff and wards a alike. So much that not long after I was there a stupid ward made a comment to another female staff about ending up like you. About 8 wards approached him on the yard and made sure he thought long and hard in the infirmary about saying something like that. You are missed & staff like your were and are approciated.

D4251, 66724
Former ward C&D, E&F

July 15, 2015

I was the person who found this lady and it still bothers me I worked all day ,,I was told to stop,that we are not going to find her I turned my radio off and kept searching on my last try I found her ,it was a extremely sorry day

Jimmy palmisano
L a county sanitation district

May 16, 2015

To those that work in this profession; your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Willie Heyward, Esq.
Former Youth Counselor, C & D

February 4, 2015

Rest In Pease Mrs. Baker. You are sorely missed by your friends, family and co-workers.

Willie Heyward
Former Youth Counselor, C & D

February 4, 2015

Dearest Ms. Baker!
You were my counselor on unit C&D back in 93´ were an amazing person and to this day I think of you with a warm heart! I cannot believe that a PUNK like Ferris did this to you...especially since most of us loved and respected you!
You were sooooo happy for me the day I got screamed over the phone with excitement when they called you from the parole board hearing to tell you that after 3 times of denying me they FINALLY let me go!! I love you for that...for all the talks we had, for ALL your support. You were an amazing YC..and an even more amazing human being.
I miss you and will never forget you and your beautiful smile. RIP Ms. and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

ward, YTS 92-93-94

ward, YTS

August 14, 2014

I will never forget you Ineasie. August 8, 1996 I (YCO) was working graveyard shift and as I walked in the Key Cage, officers were asked if they had seen or heard from you. Your car was still parked in the parking lot even though you should have been gone at 1:00pm that afternoon. Your husband had called the control tower looking for you, thinking maybe you had taken an extra shift and was told that you were not on the prison grounds. The whole shift from that point on, I didn't know what to think. At 6:00am on the morning of August 9, 1996 most of the graveyard shift was held over to assist in a facility wide search. Unfortunately, it took a couple of days before you were found. I will never forget that day and the days to follow. I was sickened by all that came out of the trial regarding our coworkers and James Ferris. I continued to work at that prison for 7 more years (which was very challenging) and then took a year of medical leave. In 2003 I called the HR department and quit. You were trying to help these people and do the right thing when it came to holding wards accountable. I will never forget all that you taught me in that one year we worked together and I will never forget you.

Youth Correctional Officer C. Karlow
Heman G. Stark Youth Correctional Facility

August 10, 2014

Rest well Ineasie. You were my first roommate back in 1985 at the Galt academy. Always kind, encouraging and funny.

California Youth Authority

May 6, 2014

i was an inmate at the time this took place there at YTS in company was G/H which was right above C/D where it all happened.i remember that day clearly,and all the events that took place rt after. I worked visiting and would see her as she started her shift.talked to her briefly. She seemed really nice and i was so sorry to hear about what happened. I'm out of the system now and have been for 14yrs. i also see her name on the fwy when i drive,i actually live rt down the street from YTS. God bless the family and give them strength.


April 30, 2014


You taught me many things working together on C&D Company. I will never forget you. I see the CYA sweater you gave me early in my career every day when I open my closet. You have made a huge impact on this world and you are missed every day. Never forgotten. RIP

Youth Correctional Officer, Cynthia Karl
HGSYCF - Peace Officers

August 14, 2013

Dear cousin you are never forgotten.

D Chandler

July 14, 2013

Your showed me how to do my job the short time I was there. You protected me like a big sister. Your loving kindness will never be forgotten.

Jeffalyn Giles

April 4, 2013

As a young teenager I was once in that dark place called Y.T.S, a few months after you have passed. Great people like yourself showed me there was light outside of that wretched place and I remember your friends/coworkers speaking highly of you. Because of people like yourself Ineasie I have been a firefighter for over 12 years married with 7 beautiful daughters. Thank you

Assistant Fire Engineer Mark Munoz
U.S.F.S San Bernardino N.F

January 25, 2013

I miss you my beautiful cousin each and everyday I think of you , I miss you so much I am now 42 and you and I resemble so much !!!! I miss your beautiful smile and your classy style and your unforgettable intelligence ,,,I love you !!!!
Your cousin ....
Sharon McMillon

Sharon McMillon

February 2, 2012

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.