The front Gate at the Chino Maximum security prison for men. The Chino economy now depends heavily on the presence of the prison, linking the Inland Empire town to urban coastal cities as a final destination for many victims of the carceral state. However, beyond the movement of bodies into prisons, the gentrification of coastal areas has brought many one-time urban dwelling families into exurban tract housing neighborhoods where housing costs are much lower. Unlike places like LA and San Francisco, towns and municipalities in the IE lack many of the public transportation infrastructures depended on by low income Californians.
McGrath, Andrew. 2018. "Chino Prison." Original Content