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.
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.