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Sacramento City Council To Vote On For-Profit Re-Entry Facility, School Superintendent Opposes Location

City Council is expected to vote on Tuesday whether to approve opening a new parolee re-entry facility in South Sacramento.

The project, an adult day-reporting center for offenders out of federal prison, has its opponents because it's within three blocks of two schools.

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Figure 2 – Project location in relation to Elementary Schools City of Sacramento City Council Report 

 

Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent Jorge Aguilar has sent a letter to the city criticizing the project.

A district spokesperson, Alex Barrios, said that, “given the type and level of offenders at the proposed facility, we are very concerned about the safety and well-being of our students."

The for-profit facility, to be operated by GEO Group, has already received planning commission approval for the Franklin Boulevard and Florin Road location.

Jason Hone, a Senior Planner with the city, described it as a place “where parolees come to receive services and counseling in a number of different activities.” He added that “there's no residential component. It's just a scheduled-appointment type of facility."

The proposed building is next to a job training center and would serve about 30 parolees, all with ankle-monitoring devices. GEO Group says five individuals would typically be at the center at any given time.

The location was formerly a juvenile probation center.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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