California Prison Plan Criticized

A plan for a new $335 million prison in Delano, CA, is raising questions whether the country is building too many prisons.

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August 28, 2000, 9:30 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


Ten years ago, the North Kern State Prison, was expected to lower Delano's unemployment rate and boost business. Now a new $335 million prison is planned right across the road from North Kern State. Is the country building too many prisons?" A coalition of groups has sued the state to stop the prison,ostensibly on environmental grounds, but in fact to force the state to re-examine its prison building plans and rethink its strict policies limiting paroles."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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