REDWOOD CITY-- California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Secretary Matthew Cate today participated in the ground-breaking ceremony of a new San Mateo County Jail facility with dedicated space for rehabilitative programs.
"California is seeing an unprecedented shift in the way it handles criminals," CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate said. "Today's ground-breaking shows San Mateo County's commitment to reducing recidivism and improving public safety by providing rehabilitative services to offenders."
The current San Mateo County Jail is comprised of two facilities, the Maguire Correctional Facility and the Maple Street Complex. The new 768-bed jail will replace the Maple Street Complex and will have dedicated space for:
- Education and vocational training
- Substance abuse treatment
- Work/education furlough programs
- Transitional housing for men and women which will prepare them for re-entering society after incarceration.
San Mateo County has indicated it will apply for state funds newly authorized by the state legislature for additional jail construction.