California Gov. Brown Seeks to Cut Billions in Prison Construction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California may slash $4.1 billion in construction plans, bring back inmates housed in other states and close one of its costliest facilities.

The plan would reduce general fund spending on prisons to 7.5 percent from 11 percent, under a proposal unveiled by Governor Jerry Brown and the Corrections and Rehabilitation Department. The $4.1 billion is part of a $7.7 billion bond plan approved in 2007 to build more prisons as a way to ease crowding.

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Stockton Project Bid Winners Announced

STOCKTON, Calif. — Joint venture Hensel Phelps-Granite was named as the primary contractor to design and build the first phase of the $900 million prison medical facility project near Stockton.

In addition, HOK is serving as the architect of record; Thorton Thomasetti and Minner, Stinnett, Koo, Agbayani are performing the structural work; TTG Schwab is performing the mechanical and electrical work; Winseler and Kelly, and Kjeldsen, Sinnock and Neudeck are doing the civil work; and 3QC is doing the commissioning.

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