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California Will Close More Prisons, Including Last Private Facility

California Will Close More Prisons, Including Last Private Facility

California has morphed into a Sanctuary State for criminals.

Last week, I reported on a Daily Mail exclusive that crunched the numbers and showed that thousands of pedophiles were being let out of prison after serving less than a year.

Since so many prisoners of all types have been released, California is closing several prisons, including the last private facility.

The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said the California City Correctional Facility, in Kern County, will shut down in March 2024 when the state’s $32 million-a-year contract with CoreCivic expires. The all-male prison now holds 1,893 inmates, 8.8% above its designed capacity.

The department also said it would begin steps to close Chuckawalla Valley State Prison in Blythe (Riverside County) by March 2025. The medium-security male facility holds 2,039 inmates, 17.3% above its designed capacity.

In addition, the department said, during 2023 it plans to close the women’s section of Folsom State Prison in Sacramento County and parts of the prisons at Pelican Bay (Del Norte County), the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo, the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco (Riverside County), the California Institution for Men in Chino (San Bernardino County), and the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi (Kern County). Their inmates will be transferred to other prisons after the closures.

The department said it would “work to limit the impact to employees,” allowing them to transfer to other prisons. It said it would work with community members in Riverside County “to help support workers and foster a bottom-up economic resilience plan” to ease the impact of closing the Chuckwalla Valley prison.

Not surprisingly, leaders and business owners in the impacted communities are worried about what the future will look like.

The facility in Tehachapi is slated to close come Summer 2023, meaning 800 inmates will be moved to other prisons. The facility’s closure will also impact the lives of employees, the City of Tehachapi, and local businesses around the prison.

“My own staff, one of my managers, her father works there,” said Mano Lujan, owner of the Red House BBQ in Tehachapi. “My other staff has an uncle there. Everybody knows somebody that works out of that prison.”

Lujan describes a tight-knit community, and it’s one that he sees being uprooted when those employees at the California Correctional Institution have to decide to relocate or find another job.

Meanwhile, the smash-and-grab robberies continue.

A restaurant manager says crime near the southern border has impacted his ability to stay open after his businesses endured a string of smash-and-grab robberies just weeks before Christmas.

Ahipoki managing partner Jason Jantzen joined “Fox & Friends First” on Wednesday to discuss how the robberies have affected the company’s bottom line and its employees.

“We’re not opening on time,” Jantzen told co-host Todd Piro. “We’re not serving our customers… That happens often enough, the people just stop coming… sometimes we’re lucky to open at all, so there’s a loss of revenue. These employees don’t get to work. They’re not earning money.”

“So it’s not just a simple smash-and-grab where… they take the cash and everything goes on with no consequence,” he continued. “There’s a lot of people involved, and it really does affect the flow of business.”

California has morphed into a Sanctuary State for criminals.

The state is an open experiment to determine how many prisoners must be released before the citizens become prisoners. I suspect we are very close to achieving that level.


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2smartforlibs | December 9, 2022 at 9:12 am

Yet they wonder why crime is up.

    Remember, progressives have trouble with causation/correlation.

    B Buchanan in reply to 2smartforlibs. | December 9, 2022 at 10:15 am

    Hmmm, who’da thunk?

    Some years ago the city of San Jose reduced its police dept. My little neighborhood experienced an uptick in break-ins a few months later. When some of the miscreants were caught it was discovered they originated from gangs in Oakland, some 50 miles away. Why did they drive to San Jose to crimes? When asked the criminals admitted they knew that policing was down in San Jose and they had less of a chance of being arrested. They pay attention to the news too, and talk to each other. (Ha, gas wasn’t as much back then either.)

    If there are fewer prisons there will be fewer prisoners.

    So glad I left California.

      B Buchanan in reply to B Buchanan. | December 9, 2022 at 10:17 am

      * to commit crimes …

      In Orlando, gangs are heading to gated communities in outter towns and jumping the fences and burglarizing like nuts. Usually during the work day.

      Prior to the pandemic organized crime was doing this in Rural areas in Wa. That was one bright spot of the pandemic is everyone was home and they went to just shop lifting enmasse.

    They don’t wonder it’s part of the plan

    Just what the end point is, is anyone’s guess

    Fascism is the goal. Bankruptcy at home, and terror in the streets are the weapons being used to do it.

A liberalization of gun carry laws would stop a lot of that. Quickly.

Free prisoners. Stop prosecuting crimes. Stop arresting criminals. Allow crime to skyrocket. Make everyone unsafe. Have society beg you to do something. Proclaim drastic measures will be required. Convince enough voters to agree with emergency actions that basically void the 1st and 2nd Amendments.

Wild Wild West with no Marshall Dillon

Anybody with a brain is exiting California. Maybe criminals are too!

    paracelsus in reply to Paula. | December 9, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    and Oregon and Washington state and New York and Connecticut and Massachusetts and … why go on

    henrybowman in reply to Paula. | December 9, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Yeah, I don’t think so. Wretched hives of scum and villainy attract more and prosper. Look at Vegas. Look at Cartel Mexico.

    Have you heard about the boom on Mizar Five? /
    People got to shout to stay alive /
    They don’t even have policeman one /
    Doesn’t matter where you been or what you’ve done /

    Do you have a dark spot on your past? /
    Leave it to my man he’ll fix it fast /
    Pepe has a scar from ear to ear /
    He will make your mug shots disappear /

    Do you like to take a yo-yo for a ride? /
    Zombie, I can see you’re qualified /
    Walk around collecting Turkish union dues /
    They will call you sir and shine your shoes /

    You zombie /
    Be born again my friend /
    Won’t you sign in, stranger?

Fat_Freddys_Cat | December 9, 2022 at 11:06 am

Will California taxpayers get a discount since the state government is no longer performing this basic function?

Heh probably not. For that matter I wonder (at the risk of seeming like a tinfoil hat type) if they really mean to close these prisons, or just “repurpose” them. They don’t want to jail thieves and violent thugs but they very much love the idea of jailing others they regard as “problematic”. You know: gun owners, devout Christians, parents who don’t want their children groomed by perverts, etc.

The Gentle Grizzly | December 9, 2022 at 12:15 pm

Will they turn the empty prisons into renewable energy farms?

Antifa, the and the DOJ are the democrat/swamp terrorists in America. Then there are terrorists by proxy (street criminals). Make no mistake: terror is the plan, and fasacism is the goal.

BierceAmbrose | December 9, 2022 at 3:15 pm

What’s the problem? Cali is still “mostly peaceful.”

Subotai Bahadur | December 9, 2022 at 6:24 pm

First let us leave aside the effect of dumping literally thousands of felons onto the streets to resume their careers of robbing, stealing, raping, and running drugs. The people of California overwhelmingly voted to install the government that is doing this and/or willingly allowed their votes to be stolen or falsified so as to overwhelmingly install the government that is doing this. Their choice. Anyone left in California is going to have to handle the consequences.

But there is a political angle. If I remember correctly, the staff of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is heavily unionized, especially the overload of staff weenies they have. And said Department’s union is a massive supporter of the Democrat Party, with both money and efforts. You cannot close all those prisons without making a lot of employees redundant, and employees of the support industries that serve both the prisons and the staff thereof. So California just micturated in the Wheaties of all those people and their families.

Now I know Leftists hate both law enforcement and corrections. I also know that most Californians are indoctrinated from birth to do whatever the Left says even if it harms them directly. But really do I hope to see some hostile reaction to the regime in California when the bills come due.

Subotai Bahadur

“California has morphed into a Sanctuary State for criminals.”
It’s also the #1 success story for destroying legal gun ownership.
Coincidence? No, a vision of the future in your state.
They’re not going to oppose criminals anymore and they want to ensure you can’t either.

Micturated. Yick, after I looked it up. Thanks for a new word.

There’s laws and protocols for adding states. I’m wondering if there are laws or protocols for ejecting — er, “releasing” — states? Having Cali in The US has been more trouble than it’s worth for a while. What if we just let them leave?

What could offer a package for Cali, DC, Puerto Rico, and Down-State NY? “Go. You guys won — no shots fired. Well, excepting those riots, cartels, urban no-go zones, and federal enforcers shooting dogs. But, you know, no hard feelings.”

They won’t take it because staying in, they can keep using the Feebs to inflict their preferences on other people. Out, they’re left with example and persuasion, which don’t work so well for them.

Once they’re out, if Jefferson wants to petition for US statehood, we know how to do that.

Seems like a win all around. What’s the hold up?