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20-million-dollar grant contributes to Humboldt County Jail expansion

EUREKA – With Senate Bill 863, a 500-million-dollar grant was awarded to the state, 20 million will go towards AB 109 (U.S. Supreme Court Order to reduce the prison population), the expansion of the Humboldt County Jail.

The new structure is set to have a new parking level and two more levels for a day reporting center for probation, mental health, and programs that are centralized in the county. 

This will build a new facility that could ultimately lead into new programs for inmates and ex-convicts.

While in custody, the Sheriff’s Office feels that with the already existing programs being expanded, inmates will more likely make better decisions because they are not exposed to the environment that left them in incarcerated in the first place.

Due to overcrowding, alternative options are being made.

In the next 3 to 4 years, we could see people who are incarcerated enter back into society.

At this time, programs are already taking place that benefit those participating.