BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Assemblymember Rudy Salas announced that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the City of Shafter have reached an agreement to reopen the Shafter Community Correctional Facility, Thursday.
“This partnership between the state and local government is a win-win; it creates jobs and keeps prisoners behind bars,” said Assemblymember Salas. “Reopening the Shafter Community Correctional Facility makes sense because it creates jobs immediately, as well as helps with the statewide prison crisis.”
After months of effort, the CCF will reopen in the near future.
The Shafter facility is hiring new staff members including correctional officers, registered nurses, educational instructors and cooks.
“ACCAPS is thrilled with the contract signing to reopen the Shafter CCF,” said Danny Espitia, President of Association of California Cities Allied with Prisons and Councilmember from Wasco.
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