probation http://kvpr.org en Fresno County To Pursue State Funds for $80 Million Jail Expansion http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-county-pursue-state-funds-80-million-jail-expansion <p class="p1">The Fresno County Board of Supervisors voted today to submit a grant application to the state to fund a new $80 million jail annex. The proposed new West Annex Jail in downtown Fresno would house 300 inmates and would also include treatment facilities.</p><p class="p1">As part of the application the county agreed to set aside $8.8 million to help fund the project. If built, the county would be required to operate the facility for at least 10 years. The county hopes the new facility will replace the agin south jail annex in courthouse park.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:43:17 +0000 Joe Moore 23411 at http://kvpr.org Fresno County To Pursue State Funds for $80 Million Jail Expansion With Realignment, Fresno County Jail Floor Likely to Reopen http://kvpr.org/post/realignment-fresno-county-jail-floor-likely-reopen <p>Since 2010, the second and third floors the Fresno County Jail in Downtown Fresno have been empty. Budget cuts resulted in the layoffs of around 70 officers who worked in the jail, forcing Sheriff Margaret Mims to close the floors, and begin the early release of prisoners.</p><p>"Right now our capacity is at about 2,300 inmates and we run at 100 percent capacity almost all of the time," said Mims.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 18:56:03 +0000 Ezra Romero 300 at http://kvpr.org