Butte County votes to approve jail expansion

Aug 11, 2015 8:16 PM by News Staff

Butte County supervisors have voted to move forward with the county’s bid for a new $44 million jail facility.

Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the application for state funding after a presentation from Sheriff Kory Honea on AB 109 and overcrowded lockups.

Honea told the supervisors the new facility would provide more space and better monitoring of inmates. He also added that the jail is an overall step in the right direction for Butte County’s public safety.

The sheriff’s department will learn in November if the state approved the grant. The county would pay 10 percent of the cost, with those funds coming from a development impact fee, which is a fee on the construction of new homes.


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