$40 Million More For New Jail?

Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Sheriff Bill Brown is sharing plans to apply for a $40 million grant available through Senate Bill 1022. The bill, passed last summer, authorizes bond sales to pay for jail upgrades to facilitate reentry services, treatment, and additional capacity. Brown plans on using the money — if obtained — to add transitional housing units to the proposed North County jail and to “replace antiquated housing” at the existing County Jail. Brown will present the application to county supervisors on 10/8.


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Build it and fund it. Long overdue.

foofighter (anonymous profile)
September 12, 2013 at 8:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

We would have excess facilities and staff if they released the non-violent drug offenders and other committers of victimless crimes.

This is just more money for the Prison Industrial Complex.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
September 12, 2013 at 8:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Vote for Sheriff Mo-Money Mo-Money RINO Brown...

touristunfriendly (anonymous profile)
September 12, 2013 at 4:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Just put a fence around Montecito and Hope Ranch, and make the rest of SB a gang injunction free-for-all battle zone.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
September 12, 2013 at 4:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And then we get rid of North Counties convicts? They all go back to Santa Maria? Can you take a few republicans too?

Byrd (anonymous profile)
September 13, 2013 at 6:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

With so much gangbanger violence in your city of are going to need this.....get ready for it.

zuma7 (anonymous profile)
September 13, 2013 at 3:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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