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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – February 20th, 1963

Thursday, February 20th, 2020


On the yard at the California Correctional Center in 1963. The inmates are performing calisthenics, training for work with the Department of Forestry

Susanville Prison Center Will Open
February 20, 1963

Gov. Edmund G. Brown announced Monday that the new California Conservation Center at Susanville will begin receiving state prison inmates-trainees this week.

Brown said the $9 million center, designed to train inmates in fire control and conservation work was the first correctional institution of its kind in the world.

The center, with a capacity of 1,200 inmates, will serve as the administrative, supply and training center for the network of state conservation camps in inland Northern California.

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