The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, Stockton City Council and Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce have voted to sue two state agencies over a hospital for prison inmates planned for south Stockton.
The prison hospital, for medical and mental health patients, is designed for 1,734 beds and 3,000 employees at Arch and Austin Roads, about two miles east of Highway 99. The hospital is expected to have 75 to 100 people visiting inmates daily. It will have a 12-foot-high electrical fence to secure the area along with 11 45-foot-high guard towers every 700 feet, according to the state.
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