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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