The Livingston County Board of Commissioners has approved construction contracts, as well as the issuing of up to $15 million in tax-exempt general obligation bonds, clearing the way for expansion at the county’s severely overcrowded jail.
Construction on the Kings County jail addition in Hanford began on July 28. The 252-bed project is yet another California project being constructed to help relieve overcrowding as a result of prison realignment.
Santa Barbara County was recently awarded a $38 million grant to build an inmate rehabilitation, recovery and re-entry facility adjacent to the county’s planned North County Jail on the outskirts of Santa Maria.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on July 11 for the new Terry Collins Reentry Center at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe. The multi-agency facility brings several services under one roof to help the Ohio prison population with reintegration into society, which will ideally lower the number of repeat offenders.