September 26, 2022
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SLO jail may get $25M

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More than $25 million toward expanding the women’s jail in San Luis Obispo may be on its way, Chief Deputy Rob Reid said Sept. 22.

Reid said the grant is a key step toward going forward with the jail, which could cost up to $40 million. If the county meets conditions set by various state bureaucracies, the completed jail expansion could house 186 female inmates, Reid said. It has a capacity of 43, but held 74 female inmates as of Sept. 19.