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Closed Bases and Crowded Prisons

November 25, 1990

It appears the people of California have voted not to build more jails and prisons even though law enforcement and statistics clearly show a definite need for them.

All we hear is how overcrowded our prisons are and how fast our prison population is growing. At the same time, the government is closing military bases all over the country and wondering what to do with them.

It seems that, with a relatively small investment, the military bases could be converted to prisons similar to Chino, and we could solve a major problem of prison housing.

DICK TUCKER, Newport Beach

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