Why was Chuckawalla chosen to be closed?

According to the CDCR, Chuckawalla Valley State Prison was selected for closure based on the factors set forth in Penal Code section 2067, which includes factors such as costs to operate at capacity, impact of closure on the workforce, housing needs for all populations, long-term investments in state-owned and operated correctional facilities, public safety and

2023-02-22T00:33:14-08:00February 22nd, 2023|

Why is the State closing prisons?

The CDCR has been closing prisons in the past few years in compliance with reduced funding for prisons being included in State budgets, as well as Governor Newsom’s commitment to phase out the use of private prisons in California. Declining prison populations have also been cited as motivating prison closures. Closing prisons would bring the

2023-02-22T00:31:49-08:00February 22nd, 2023|
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