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.