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Posted on: July 22, 2022

City Continues Opposition to County Action to Move Juvenile Prisoners to Malibu Area

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CITY CONTINUES OPPOSITION TO COUNTY ACTION TO MOVE JUVENILE PRISONERS TO MALIBU AREA

The City continued its strong opposition to the action by the County of Los Angeles to move high-risk juvenile prisoners, many of whom were convicted of serious and violent crimes, to the Santa Monica Mountains north of Malibu, filing an official letter of protest with the County on July 13. See the letter. Public safety is the City's top priority and housing high-risk juvenile prisoners at Camp Kilpatrick raises too many serious safety concerns for the surrounding residential communities, including Malibu, as well for as the inmates and the facility staff. The City’s letter states that the County has not adequately analyzed the project’s potentially significant impacts related to wildfire safety and evacuation of prisoners and staff, emergency access, and public services, among other impact areas. Malibu will continue to strongly oppose this proposal. Updates and background information will be posted in this webpage.

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