The Region

The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted to authorize an environmental impact study of a third possible site for a state prison in Los Angeles County. Recently-signed legislation authorizes construction of one prison in East Los Angeles and another near Lancaster--provided environmental impact studies determine these sites to be suitable. When that bill was passed, lawmakers and the Deukmejian Administration also tentatively agreed that a study would be made of a third site near Hungry Valley, along Interstate 5 north of Gorman. The environmental impact bill, by Sen. Robert B. Presley (D-Riverside) was approved by the committee on a 4-0 vote.

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