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Placer County Grand Jury Report on County Main Jail

The Placer County Grand Jury is out with their annual reports and several of those reports have to do with law enforcement and dispatch services.

The Jury is responsible for conducting several annual assessments including the annual report of the Placer county main jail. The Grand Jury findings included the physical condition of the main jail to be very good. The minimum-security barracks are functional, but old. The Jail was found to be well managed despite crowded conditions. The Grand Jury also found that the jail does not have enough Taser weapons to issue to all on-duty jail staff.

The Jury concluded the Jail is well managed and well maintained despite crowding challenges. The Grand Jury recommends the purchase of enough Tasers to enable these weapons to be issued to each on-duty jail personnel.

Captain Wayne Woo with the Placer county Sheriff’s Office is spearheading the phased opening of the new jail to alleviate the crowding issue related to SB109 the realignment of state prisoners to county jails.    

            Jail phased opening

The jury stated the staffing and opening of the new jail should be expedited to alleviate potential problems due directly to crowded conditions of the Placer County Main Jail.



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