Grand Jury gives county prison camp glowing report |

Grand Jury gives county prison camp glowing report

The Nevada County Grand Jury gave the Washington Ridge Conservation Camp for state prisoners a glowing report this morning.

The report said, “Unlike some other prison programs, the camp programs provide significant benefits to the inmates and taxpayers of California,” through wildfire fighting and camp maintenance.

The camp along Highway 20 between Nevada City and the town of Washington has 100 screened prisoners from the low security California Correctional Center in Susanville. The prisoners learn job skills at the camp and cannot have a history of escape, arson, sex offenses or have a high violence potential.

The grand jury commended state correctional leaders and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for successfully running the camp.

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