San Luis Obispo to Debut Juvenile Hall Expansion

By Jessie Fetterling
(05/25/2016)
The current San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Hall can hold 45 minors, both male and female, but it lacks the adequate space for classrooms counseling areas and recreational areas. That’s why an expansion project is currently underway, adding new secure juvenile detention facilities that increase the existing facility’s capacity and provide improved youth programs and staff services.
 

California Senate Committee Rejects $250 Million Jail Construction Proposal


(05/25/2016)
The California Senate Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety voted last Wednesday to reject the additional $250 million for county jail construction that Governor Jerry Brown proposed in his revised budget proposal.
 

CDCR’s Division of Juvenile Justice Marks Anniversaries of Key Facilities


(05/18/2016)
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently marked the 25th anniversary of the N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility and the 50th anniversary of the O.H. Close School for Boys (now O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility), both located in Stockton.
 

Crook County Report Shows New Jail Required


(05/18/2016)
Crook County’s Public Safety Advisory Committee presented conclusions from a report in late April that showed several convicted offenders in the county are currently free because of limited jail space in Prineville, and, therefore, building a new jail is the only solution to overcrowding.
 

Tulare County to Break Ground on New Detention Facility


(05/10/2016)
The Tulare County Board of Supervisors awarded a $52.4 million contract to San Fernando, Calif.-based Bernards Bros. Inc. to build the new 510-bed South County Detention Facility in Porterville. DLR Group Inc. and Vanir Construction Management Inc. have already been hired to help with the project — both of which have offices in Sacramento, Calif.
 

CDCR Dedicates New Mule Creek State Prison Housing Facilities


(05/03/2016)
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently dedicated two new housing facilities at Mule Creek State Prison, located in Ione in Amador County.
 

SF County Jails to Replace Security Systems


(04/20/2016)
Although San Francisco decided to turn down SB 863 jail funding and not move forward with a $380 million to plan to replace the city’s aging jails in the Hall of Justice, its current jails still face severe issues with regard to security.
 

Progress Continues on Skagit County Jail, a 2016 Project to Watch

By Lindsey Coulter
(04/20/2016)
Work on the Skagit County Jail in Mount Vernon began in November 2015, much to the relief of jail staff. The county had been in need of new correctional facilities for more than a decade and regularly was forced to accommodate more than twice the 83 inmates for which it was originally rated. Once complete, the jail will contain 400 beds throughout both housing pods and dormitories, medical and dental care facilities, and a courtroom. It will also be built with ample space to expand to 800 beds in the future.
 

Hoquiam Jail Project Now Welcomes Larger Inmate Capacity


(04/20/2016)
A recently completed expansion of the Hoquiam Jail in Hoquiam will soon pay for itself, as reported by The Daily World.
 

San Luis Obispo Women’s Jail to Debut March 2017


(04/05/2016)
Construction on the much-anticipated San Luis Obispo County women’s jail broke ground in February 2014 and is well underway for a March 2017 opening. Discussions about the jail began as far back as 1999 when a grand jury report highlighted overcrowding at the county’s current jail, according to The Tribune.