A dining room at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, which closed last year. (Photo: CDCR)
With California’s prison inmate population flatlining, authorities are pondering the closure of three institutions. But many questions remain. The 2022-2023 state budget notes that there is a possibility of three prison closures during 2024 and 2025, based at least in part in the reduction of California’s prison population to about 94,000 in prisons and camps
An aerial view of the California Correctional Center in Susanville, destined for closure. (Photo: CDCR)
California authorities have ordered the closure of state prisons for the first time in nearly two decades: Four are destined to be shut down in whole or in part, and three more are being discussed for possible closure.