The Otis Bantum Correctional Facility, which housed 152 inmates will be closed immediately following the DOC’s decision.

“Effective immediately, we will be closing facility operations at … OBCC. Closing OBCC will allow us to redeploy staff where needed, consolidate and streamline operations, increase safety and better serve people in custody,” DOC Commissioner Louis Molina wrote in a memo on Friday. “Both uniform and non-uniform staff will be transferred to other facilities where they are most needed.”