San Andreas, Ca — After a full day of meetings in Berkeley, Sheriff Dennis Downum says that the State Correctional Standards Authority has agreed to award $26 million to Calaveras County for a new jail facility.
?Financially it has been a tremendous day,? says Downum. ?I think it has taken about five years off my life, but financially it has been great.?
Calaveras was initially only going to receive a fraction of the $26 million requested, but Kings County was not able to put together plans for a re-entry facility, dropping Kings out of contention.
Downum says that the County can now move forward with more of the planning and design phases of the project.
Written by BJ Hansen