The state has begun the process of hiring thousands of workers to care for prison inmates at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton, which is set to open in July.
Jobs and information about training programs have been posted on the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's website. They include jobs for correctional officers, training for psychiatric technicians and other health care jobs.
When it opens, the California Health Care Facility, Stockton, will be a massive state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation medical and mental health treatment center. It will be 1.2 million square feet and have beds for 1,722 inmates, a diagnostic and treatment centers, central utilities plant, central kitchen, warehousing and support facilities, and more. A 13-foot-tall lethal electrified fence and at least 11 45-foot-tall guard towers will surround the facility. The annual local economic impact is expected to be about $220 million from salaries and benefits from facility staff.