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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