California Jail Gets Arraignment Courtroom

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Placer County Supervisors approved a jail courtroom for arraignments at the 390-bed South Placer Adult Correctional Facility currently under construction in Roseville.

The jail — which is the $88-million first phase of a facility planned to eventually house 980 inmates — had initially been planned without the arraignment facility. Arraignment procedures for new inmates would have taken place at the current jail courtroom next to the Placer County Jail in North Auburn.

Law enforcement representatives successfully advocated the Board of Supervisors for approval of the new courtroom. The original master plan indicated the new jail would be part of anticipated future construction of the arraignment court because it would minimize risks to sheriff’s transportation officers, inmates and the public when detainees are transported to court proceedings.

The county and the state office have worked out an agreement that would allow the $4.8- million change order in the original project to move forward.