California Allocates $25 Million for El Dorado County Jail Construction Projects     

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 15, 2017 / comments

[Correctional News]

Nine California counties have been awarded a total of $270 million for local jail construction and improvement projects. Allocated by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), the conditional lease-revenue bond financing — established in the governor’s 2016-17 budget and in Senate Bill 844 — was earmarked for counties that have not yet received jail improvement funding, or that so far have received only partial funding, according to a statement by the BSCC.

The legislation requires counties to improve housing with an emphasis on expanding program and treatment space, to create in-custody mental health or treatment space, and to establish space for reentry services, according to a statement by BSCC...

El Dorado County
A $25 million allocation will also support an expansion of the existing Placerville Jail Facility with a two-story addition to provide visitation, classification, program space, medical, mental health, education, drug counseling, life skills, inmate reentry services and female housing units.    

Twelve counties submitted funding requests totaling $366 million. Ultimately, however, only Contra Costa, Placer, Plumas, El Dorado, Mendocino, Lassen, Mono and Modoc counties were awarded improvements funds.

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