Salas-led efforts to reopen facility is a win for community
BAKERSFIELD - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield) and representatives from the City of Delano today hailed the operational opening of the Delano Community Correctional Facility (CCF) as a major win for the community, citing both new jobs and improving public safety. The City of Delano has signed a contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and opened its doors for inmates this morning.
“Job creation and public safety go hand-in-hand with the reopening of this Community Correctional Facility,” said Assemblymember Salas. “Reopening the Delano CCF helps with the statewide prison crisis while ensuring that prisoners serve their time.”
Since taking office, Salas has met with legislative leadership, stakeholders, departmental staff, and statewide officials to make the case that these formerly vacant facilities should be reopened. After months of effort, the Delano CCF will reopen, creating 89 direct and permanent jobs as well as 25 ancillary jobs in Delano.
"Assemblymember Salas was vital in securing this contract and putting folks back to work" said Maribel Reyna. "We could not have done it without him," Reyna concluded.
The Delano CCF is capable of housing 578 inmates. Level 2 and 3 inmates will be housed at this facility.
Salas also led efforts to reopen other community correctional facilities, thus infusing jobs and resources locally in the Central Valley.
Assemblymember Salas represents part of the City of Bakersfield, the cities of Arvin, Avenal, Corcoran, Delano, Hanford, Lemoore, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and the communities of Armona, Buttonwillow, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.