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Report to the California Legislature: County Jail Capital Expenditure Fund Status, Costs of Compliance and Jail Inspections

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314 pages
Following a review of the status of California's jail capital expenditure fund and the 1984-85 activities of the California Board of Corrections, this report presents a county-by-county description of detention/correction systems, corrections developments in the county since the 1984 report, future plans, issues and litigation, noncompliance with jail regulations, and estimated short-term county needs.
Local detention needs will not be met with the exhaustion of presently available capital expenditure funds. Bed space needs continue to grow at about 10 percent per year. The total estimated jail construction needs statewide is currently approximately $1.25 billion. The Jail Services staff worked closely with the sponsors of Senate Bill 146, which will place a $495 million jail bond issue before the voters in June 1986 as Proposition 52. The Board of Corrections completed a series of workshops in this reporting period to improve local planning. Eight-five percent of eligible facilities were evaluated for standards compliance during the inspection cycle. 10 tables and appended executive summaries of studies of California jail overcrowding and prisoner flow and release.