California County Returns $20 Million Jail Expansion Grant

In lieu of expanding the Hill Road Correctional Facility in Lakeport, the Lake County Board of Supervisors voted on Sept. 13 to return a $20 million jail improvement grant received in January 2014.

Santa Cruz County Breaks Ground on Rehabilitation Facility

Construction broke ground earlier this month in Watsonville on the Rountree Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Facility, which will bring education, vocational training and rehabilitation services for Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office all under one roof.

San Mateo County Facility to Receive Security Upgrades

Following a 4-1 vote by the San Mateo County Board of Directors, Maguire Correctional Facility will undergo more than $5 million in safety renovations and improvements. The upgrades will help to integrate video visitation and will include an overall systems modernization.

Opponents Rally Against California Jail Expansion

Following the May 13 release of Governor Jerry Brown’s revised state budget, advocacy groups are speaking out against Brown’s plan to funnel $500 million into jail expansion.

Lake County Awarded $20 Million in State Funding

The state of California awarded $20 million in construction funding to Lake County for upgrades to the Hill Road Correctional Facility.