Sacramento County Receiving $56.4 Million To Upgrade Jails, Build Classrooms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Sacramento County is one of 15 counties in line to split $500 million in state-issued bonds to upgrade jails and build classrooms for inmate rehabilitation programs.

The Board of State and Community Corrections announced Thursday that it will vote on allocating the money next month.

Sacramento County is in line to receive $56.4 million from the bonds. San Joaquin County is poised to get $33.3 million

For the first time, the counties had to detail how part of the money would be used for efforts to keep offenders from committing new crimes.

Other proposed allocations are: Tuolumne, $20 million; Napa, $13.5 million; Kings, $20 million; Shasta, $20 million; Lake, $20 million; Tehama, $6.5 million; Santa Cruz, $24.6 million; Santa Barbara, $39 million; Solano, $23 million; Tulare, $40 million; San Mateo, $24.4 million; Fresno, $79 million; Orange, $80 million

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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