San Andreas, CA — With the passage of Measure J more than a year ago and state money in the bank, Calaveras County has hired a project managmeent company to oversee construction of the new jail complex.
According to Lt. Dennis Huberty the two tiered modular style jail will hold 240 beds. The current linear facility, built in the 1960´s, holds but 65 prisoners.
Huberty was KVML´s Thursday morning “Newsmaker of the Day”.
To date 21 architectual firms have submitted plans. Once a firm is selected bids will go out to local contractors. Huberty adds that the complex, which will also house Sheriff´s Department administration, the Office of Emergency Services and the 911 Dispatch Center, is scheduled for a June, 2012 completion.
Huberty states the new jail will greatly add to the safety factor for both county employees and the inmates. Six program rooms will be included. The current jail has but a single program room.
Huberty added that morale within the department has already been lifted to a great extent due to the plans for the new facility.
The Newsmaker of the Day can be heard each weekday morning at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47 on AM-1450 KVML.
Written by Bill Johnson