BANNING, Calif. — A past award to expand the Indio jail stopped Riverside County’s effort to attain $80 million more in state funding this year to renovate the 1,520-bed Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. County officials want to renovate 384 beds at the facility as well as add a 100-bed special needs housing unit and medical clinic, according to The Press Enterprise.Read more
INDIO, Calif. — Construction on the 1,626-bed East County Detention Center (ECDC) in Indio is currently awaiting final approval from the Office of the California State Fire Marshal, which has had the jail plans since early last year.Read more
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Talks are underway in Riverside County to expand the number of jail facilities in the area.
Supervisors Marion Ashley and Jeff Stone are presenting a proposal titled “Incarcerate More Prisoners Responsibly In Satisfying Overwhelming Need,” also being referred to as IMPRISON.Read more