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McCarthy Calls on DOJ and BOP to keep the Taft Correctional Institution Operating

Oct 4, 2019
Press Release


Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement after sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons regarding the deactivation of the Taft Correctional Institution:
“I am extremely concerned by the Federal Bureau of Prison’s recent announcement regarding the deactivation of the Taft Correctional Institution (TCI), as well as with the rapid schedule the Bureau has indicated it plans to remove inmates from this facility. No advance notice of the closure was provided to me, and the Bureau has so far refused to share detailed information regarding this decision and supporting materials, other than limited information included in the original deactivation notification. Given the serious impact that TCI’s closure would have on our community, until there is a better understanding of this determination, I have requested the Bureau and U.S. Department of Justice immediately suspend any activities related to removing inmates from this facility.”