The Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator have an opportunity to create more bed space in the jail on West St in Redding by studying the opening of the former Juvenile Hall on Radio Lane-Redding for a Women’s Rehabilitation Center.
The current 50+ female prisoners could be moved to the Juvenile Center with little rehabilitation and code update.
The proposed and approved new county jail to be located on Breslauer Lane is some two years off. By that time Shasta County will likely be receiving another wave of state prisoners under the AB109 ruling. Thus adding to the current 400+ AB109 inmates the county currently has either in jail, on the streets of Redding, and/or in Community Day service.
If state funds are not available for such rehab of the Juvenile Hall, then local funds could be sought. This community is famous for giving to sensible and desperately needed projects and this is certainly one of them. Shasta County government officials are strongly urged to discuss this concept and form a 3 person study committee to come up with a feasible plan in 90 days. If you, the reader, support this concept, please call or email a Supervisor and the County Administrator today.Frank D. Treadway Redding