San Luis Obispo supervisors in favor of a new women’s jail
February 23, 2011
The current jail is overcrowded with at times more than 70 inmates packed into a space built for 43 women. The proposed jail would hold 196 women and include a yard, room for vocational training programs and a male and female inmate medical facility.
County supervisors voted to move ahead on procuring a $25 million grant the state has already awarded the project.The new jail complex is estimated to cost $35 million. The new jail will cost the county approximately $10 million.
County officials will now begin contract negotiations with the state.