Inmates from the Humboldt County Correctional Facility will now have the opportunity to get transported back to the area they were arrested in upon release, through a new program with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office.
If inmates are eligible for the program, they will be granted a one way public transportation bus ticket. The sheriff’s office says inmates must have been booked in the facility with less than $5 to their name, and do not have means to purchase a bus ticket.
Also, inmates must have been arrested outside the greater Eureka area, not including Cutten, Myrtletown, or Humboldt Hill.
Since the facility is at near capacity, Sheriff William Honsal has been working with Eureka Police Chief Steve Watson to find a solution.
The sheriff’s office has already provided 60 inmates a safe return home, just in the first month of this program.