State will be paying $10 million for Empty Prison

Posted on December 1, 2011. Filed under: California State Budget, Politics, Prisons, Public Safety Realignment |

The state of California may be broke, but it is going to commit itself to paying nearly $10 million in lease payments over the next 5 years for a facility it has no plans to use — the now-closed Taft Correctional Facility.

The Taft City Council approved a series of contract amendments with the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at a brief special meeting Tuesday night that will continue lease payments for the CCF into 2017.

It was closed earlier this month when the CDCR removed the low security inmates as part of a state prison realignment…


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