Daily Bulletin — City officials have recently learned the California Institution for Men is not being considered for the placement of additional housing facilities for prisoners.
CIM was one of five locations being reviewed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for construction of up to three, 792-bed Level II Correctional Housing Facilities and related support buildings, according to a news release from Chino.
Based on notification received from the CDCR, the decision was made to eliminate CIM as a possible location based on the level of engineering analysis needed to complete the project within the time frame allowed, the news release reads.
"Although CIM has been a part of our growing community for many years, the council and I cannot support the placement of new facilities that would house additional prisoners at CIM until the population and on-going and deferred maintenance issues have been properly addressed," said Mayor Dennis Yates in a news release.
"We are pleased to have received this news and thankful for our many community partners, who supported our position on this project."