Asm. Garcia Comments on Governor Newsom’s Announcement of Additional Prison Closure

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April 13, 2021                                                                                                Contact: Leo Briones

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Asm. Garcia Comments on Governor Newsom’s Announcement of Additional Prison Closure
 

(Sacramento)–I applaud Governor Newsom’s announcement to close a second prison, the California Correctional Center, a step in the right direction as our nation continues to come to terms with a racial reckoning in the criminal justice system. This move helps save California taxpayers millions of dollars by reducing the footprint of the state’s costly, aging prison system,” commented Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens). “Simply put, closing prisons frees up resources to reimagine our justice system and invest in changes matched with dollars for vital programs and services that our communities need to improve outcomes and reduce recidivism in the long term and further create a more just system for all, irrespective of your skin color.”

 

 

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The 58th Assembly District includes the cities of Montebello, Pico Rivera, Commerce, Bell Gardens, Downey, Norwalk, Bellflower, Cerritos, and Artesia.