Ting Statement Regarding Closure Of State Prison In Tracy

Friday, September 25, 2020

Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding the announcement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to close the Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) in Tracy:

“As Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I have made it a priority to reverse the aggravating history of allocating more state General Fund money to prisons than to the University of California – especially as crime rates and the prison population have declined. In 2018, I pushed a budget trailer bill that laid the groundwork for identifying locations that could be closed without risking public safety. In this year’s budget, we committed to the closure of two prisons, one in 2021 and a second in 2022. DVI fits the criteria, and this first shut down will not only save us nearly $200 million a year in operating costs, but also avoids spending $800 million in badly needed repairs.”

Ting Statement Regarding Closure Of State Prison In Tracy

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