Adelanto Likely to Add Two New Prisons

ADELANTO, Calif. — Though Californians just passed Proposition 47, which is in part intended to reduce prison crowding, the community of Adelanto, Calif., is embracing more correctional construction. Facing potential bankruptcy, city council members on Nov. 20 tentatively approved construction of two new private prisons. The deal will reportedly introduce new revenue to the city through the creation of 1,000 new temporary and permanent employment opportunities and will add six new deputies to the city’s police force.

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