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Supervisors seek state funds for new jail tower

Original post made on Feb 11, 2015

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors today approved a plan to ask the state to pay for a new tower and repair work at the county's Main Jail to keep up with a spike in state prison inmates and those in need of mental health treatment.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 9:17 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Hmm
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 11, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Shouldn't the mentally ill go to a mental facility and not be with regular inmates?

Posted by Resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 11, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Hurry up and release pot heads and other non-harmful prisoners, and no jail expansion will be needed. Our government jails far too many people.

Posted by Incognito
a resident of Waverly Park
on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Here's a radical idea. Take some of the bajillions of dollars spent on prisons and prison guards and locking people up, and put some of that towards more schools, smaller schools, smaller class sizes, longer school day, more job training, more recreation and educational opportunities for kids, research-based drug prevention programs, effective drug treatment programs, expanded mental health services for all who need it, and see what happens?!

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