Club San Quentin? Newsom Pitches $20M, ‘One-Of-A-Kind’ Prison Makeover

  • San Quentin is California’s oldest state prison.
  • The office of Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom says the “one-of-a-kind” overhaul borrows rehabilitation practices from places such as Norway.
  • The $20 million plan focuses on transformed San Quentin from a maximum-security prison into one focused on rehabilitation and education, Newsom said.
  • The state prison, if the plan is approved, would be renamed San Quentin Rehabilitation Center.
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