More criminals will be released in your neighborhood in the next 3 years, due to California closing more prisons.
California is on track to close ten prisons by 2025.
Six prisons which are privately run will be closing in 2023.
Two prisons will be closed in 2024 and two more in 2025.
Those inmates could be transferred to other facilities or simply paroled and set free.
The closures are part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to follow a U.S. Supreme Court order to reduce the California’s state prison population by 30-thousand inmates.
California currently has 36 prisons, some of them stuffed beyond capacity because the state is home to so many criminals.
Instead of building more prisons, California has decided to send some prisoners to county jails, and to release others.
Empty Prison Cell.
Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR