Small salamanders and expensive home prices are overlooked in plan to build maximum-security prison near Lompoc.
The endangered California tiger salamander lives where the penitentiary would be built, according to the draft environmental report. Median home prices in Lompoc of about $145,000 exceed what typical Bureau of Prisons employees can afford. The Santa Barbara News Press expresses disbelief that the draft EIR found no apparent obstacles to block construction of the $110 million penitentiary in Lompoc that would hold 1,000-inmates.
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