Vila Begins Construction on Napa County’s 23,000 Square-Foot Re-Entry Facility Project

Excerpt from original article on North Bay Business Journal

The first phase of what will be the new Napa County Jail is set to break ground June 9.

A 72-bed, 23,000-square-foot “correctional re-entry facility” will be built on 24 acres at 2300 Napa-Vallejo Highway, south of Napa State Hospital. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned at the site at 1:30 p.m.

The goal of this $17 million project is to reduce recidivism by providing lower-level offenders with opportunities for employment and education through structured programs and services that decrease the long-term need for expensive jail beds, according to the county.

The state chipped in $13.5 million, and rest comes from money dedicated to criminal justice and from the county’s general fund.

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