A examine trying to modernize the Vista Detention Facility has been accredited unanimously by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, sheriff’s officers stated Wednesday.
The examine would assess whether or not renovations or new building might be one of the best path ahead, sheriff’s officers stated.
“It’s going to additionally consider present requirements and take a look at methods to enhance jail operations,” a sheriff’s information launch acknowledged. “The purpose is to serve the long-term wants of the incarcerated by enhancing healthcare companies, substance use dysfunction restoration companies and reentry packages to assist break the cycle of crime.”
Sheriff Kelly Martinez offered a presentation on the state of County Detention Services earlier than the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
The board unanimously accredited including sources to reinforce a examine. The approval can even enable the Sheriff’s Division to hunt consulting companies to establish potential income measures to assist the suggestions of the examine as soon as they’re recognized.
The continuing examine would additionally consider present requirements and take a look at methods to enhance jail operations. The purpose is to serve the long-term wants of the incarcerated by enhancing well being care companies, substance use dysfunction restoration companies and reentry packages to assist break the cycle of crime.
The Vista facility, inbuilt 1970, is the one jail serving companion regulation enforcement businesses within the North County for arrests and reserving.
With fixed occupancy and use, detention amenities sometimes exceed their helpful service life after thirty years and are due for a significant renovation or alternative.
A extra complete examine is predicted to do the next:
— Consider the present situation of the constructing or infrastructure;
— Identification facility capacities and companies;
— Assess what’s required of a contemporary facility that focuses extra on a supportive and rehabilitative setting;
— Present a timeline, value and funding sources for implementing plans to both renovate or construct a brand new jail.
“This examine is about our basic dedication to security,” Martinez stated. “By investing in a contemporary jail facility, we will present state-of-the- artwork medical and psychological well being companies to the folks in our care. It’s going to additionally considerably enhance the working circumstances of our devoted staff. A safer and extra environment friendly setting will finally end in higher rehabilitation alternatives for the incarcerated and enhance public security.”
—Metropolis Information Service