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Sac Bee: Newsom Has Closed 3 Prisons; Now Lawmakers Are Planning To Shut More

Source: Sacramento Bee

The day after California officials announced the state will close its third prison, a top Democratic lawmaker indicated more shutdowns may be in the pipeline. A Budget Blueprint that Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, released on Wednesday suggested the state should close three more prisons over the next three years, in addition to the two facilities already slated for closure in 2023. Ting’s proposal follows the state’s announcement that it will close Chuckwalla Valley State Prison in Riverside County by 2025. Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy closed in 2021, and the California Correctional Center in Lassen County will shut its doors next year.