Addressing various compliance, ADA, training, classification, and recruitment needs in the County jails
Department: Department of Correction Sponsors: Category: Appropriation Modification (4/5 Roll Call Vote)
There were two recent actions by the Board of Supervisors that necessitate this funding request.
On October 6, 2015, the Board received a report from Administration relating to the Public Safety Action Plan. Among other items, the Public Safety Action Plan included an initiative to increase access for volunteer clergy and inmate advocates to County jail facilities. This additional access would help address needs of inmates for communication. The Public Safety Action Plan also included direction to expand and modernize the surveillance camera system throughout the jail facilities, and work has begun on hiring a contractor to assess the facility needs and estimate the cost of this project.