California Realignment Picture Comes into Focus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California became the primary guinea pig in the prison industry after federal judges ordered the cash-strapped state to reduce its prison population within two years, starting in May of 2011, due to unsafe levels of prison overcrowding, a ruling later upheld by the Supreme Court.

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Potential Prison Could Boost Revenue for Adelanto

ADELANTO, Calif. — Building a new prison is on the 2012 to-do list for Adelanto, Calif. The city is working on the drawings for a new prison that would be operated by the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

If the city succeeds in its plan to build the prison near the current San Bernardino County Adelanto Detention Center it could generate $5 million annually, a needed revenue for the city.

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