State Senators Steve Padilla and Kelly Seyarto and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia today submitted a joint letter to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting he reconsider the closure of Chuckawalla Valley State Prison. Newsom included the proposed closure in his proposal 2022-23 budget released in January.
As outlined in Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2022-23 State budget, Chuckawalla Valley State Prison has been selected for closure by March 2025. This prison is located in Blythe, California and plays a central role in the economy of its surrounding community. Residents and City leaders in Blythe are concerned about the possibly devastating effects this prison closure could have. The newly formed ‘Save Chuck’ coalition represents an effort to make the voices of the people of Blythe heard.