SANTA BARBARA COUNTY GRAND JURY 1995-96

Sheriff's Department-Detention Facilities (R)

Abbreviations used in this report:
BOS* Board of Supervisors (Adopts the departmental responses)
CA County Administrator
S Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department

Findings and Recommendations 1, 1a, 1b, 1c: "Over the past 20 years, the BOS has made little or no progress in meeting the need for a proper North County jail facility." The BOS should immediately seek financing for the North County Jail. The BOS should establish and adopt a timetable for the completion (within 90 days) of the jail. Future Grand Juries should follow up on Recommendation 1b.

Finding and Recommendation 2: The S should request the Superior Court to install closed circuit TV between the Superior Court and the County Jail for all prisoner proceedings, other than actual trials. Finding and Recommendation 3: The BOS should immediately provide funding for improvements to the Santa Maria Branch Jail to modify the configuration, reception and booking areas.


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