San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors recently signed off on a plan to ask the state for $40 million to replace the low-security Honor Farm with higher-security facility.
The money is not quite there for the taking. The county must send out an application next week for the funds in competition with other medium-sized counties vying for a piece of $160 million. This week Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, added a letter of support to the county’s pursuit of the money.
She writes of the “acute” need to improve and expand facilities and programs in the county.
Here’s the letter: SB 1022 letter.