San Diego Grand Jury Critiques Adult Correctional Facilities


(06/09/2016)
San Diego jails could be doing more to support inmate education and successful reentry, according to a new report released June 1. Authored by a San Diego County Grand Jury tasked with reviewing correctional facilities and operations, the report highlights multiple areas within the county’s seven adult detention facilities requiring improvement.
 

Mendocino County Seeks Post-Realignment Funding

By Jessie Fetterling
(04/15/2015)
County jails will be competing for the about $500 million from Governor Jerry Brown’s 2015-2016 budget proposal allotted to the latest round of facilities funding to help offset the effects of California realignment, aka AB 109. Although the state has provided about $1.7 billion for new jail construction — $1.2 billion from AB 900 and $500 million from SB 1022 — since AB 109 was passed in 2011, not all of the counties needing help have received jail construction funding. One of those counties is Mendocino County in Northern California.

Adelanto Detention Center to Debut Over Budget

By Jessie Fetterling
(01/29/2014)
The grand opening of the Adelanto Detention Center expansion project is scheduled for Feb. 6 and will debut the additional 1,392 beds being added to the existing 706-bed Adelanto facility.

Lake County Awarded $20 Million in State Funding


(01/29/2014)
The state of California awarded $20 million in construction funding to Lake County for upgrades to the Hill Road Correctional Facility.

Riverside County Approves East County Detention Center Budget


(01/02/2014)
Riverside County is moving ahead with its plans to expand the area’s jail facilities.

San Bernardino County Sheriff Seeks Grant for Jail Upgrades


(12/18/2013)
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon presented a proposal to a committee in Sacramento earlier this month, requesting an $80 million grant to construct new housing units at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in Devore, Calif.

Riverside County Plans to Expand Jail Facilities


(06/11/2013)
Talks are underway in Riverside County to expand the number of jail facilities in the area.
 

The New Breed of Facility

By Jeff Goodale
(12/12/2012)
California is well known as the place where trends start, whether that is in technology, entertainment or other industries. Part of the dynamic that drives innovation and trend setting in California is the diversity and sheer number of people that live and work in one of the world’s largest economies.

California Report: Governor Releases 2012-13 Proposed Budget January 26, 2012


(02/09/2012)
On January 5th, Governor Brown released his January proposed 2012-13 budget. A year ago, the state faced a $26.6 billion shortfall and future estimated annual budget gap of $20 billion.

Prison Realignment Sparks Lively Debate

By Lisa Kopochinski
(12/21/2011)
It’s no surprise that AB109, California’s new inmate transfer bill — or “realignment” — is a contentious issue. Therefore, it was a pleasant surprise when tempers remained relatively calm at a recent conference in Sacramento on this very topic, allowing for a constructive debate to take place between invited panelists and those in attendance.