September 19, 2014
Norco prison to close under restructuring plan
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – An overhaul of the California prison system announced Monday includes the closure of the California Rehabilitation Center at Norco.

Dubbed ‘The 5-year Roadmap’, the proposal is a follow-up to the prison realignment program that was implemented last fall.

The overhaul plan calls for the deactivation of the CRC at Norco because of ‘it’s age, dilapidated condition and high operating costs.” It would be closed by June 2016.

Matthew Cate, secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, declared the cost-cutting measures would save the state $1 billion this year and billions more in the years to come. And, that’s not all.

“We would get out of all of our health care-related, court oversight by the end of 2013,” Cate said.

Also, the CDCR would add 45 mental health beds at the California Institute for Women near Chino.
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