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Santa Barbara County Hoping To Add To Approved County Jail Expansion By More Than 200 Beds

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:05am

Santa Barbara County jail has been struggling with a jail overcrowding problem for decades.

Last year, as the result of a huge state grant, the county started work on a new 376 bed jail facility, being built on 50 acres of land in Santa Maria.

Now, the county is being offered the opportunity for a second major grant, which would fund a $43 million dollar, 228 bed plus addition to the project.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports Santa Barbara County Supervisors yesterday decided to pursue the project.

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