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Close Preston Prison and Open Youth Opportunities

Preston, California’s oldest youth prison, is closing!  Prison officials announced that it just can’t afford to keep the ancient dungeon open. And they admitted what we’ve been saying for years -- Preston is just too far away from youths’ families to be effective.

But this long-overdue decision is now at risk. Some people think that prison jobs are more important than what's best for youth. Even if it means wasting $80 million of the state's money. 

Join us in urging Matthew Cate, head of California’s prisons, to stick with plans to close Preston.

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  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
    Matthew Cate

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