STOCKTON (CBS) – A flyer for a weapon being raffled off at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton has some in the community concerned.
CBS Sacramento reported the flyer advertises an AR-15 rifle as a prize for a holiday raffle; it states the rifle is supplied by the warden of the health care facility.
“The problem with this raffle is you can sell the ticket to somebody who doesn’t qualify to own it,” said Armando Villapudua, a criminal defense attorney in Stockton.
Another flyer was sent auctioning off executive parking spots to lower-ranking employees — both unusual prizes in an effort to raise funds for charity.
According to a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, “The raffle for the rifle and parking spots are being held among prison staff to benefit their annual toy drive.”