Come to Pitchess and stay for the weekend: Golf. Tennis. Jail.
If Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich has his way, the Pitchess Detention Center near Castaic would become a neighbor to the county's newest business and entertainment complex, including a hotel, golf course and conference center.
Antonovich, who represents the area, said the idea of placing a tourist facility within walking distance of thousands of frequently riotous prisoners isn't as odd as it sounds.
The idea of building a golf course and hotel on the 2,800 acres the county owns around the jail is actually more than 20 years old and originated during the term of one of Antonovich's predecessors, former Supervisor Warren M. Dorn.