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[Santa Barbara County] County Faces $25 Million in Main Jail Renovation Costs, Delayed Northern Branch Jail Project

Additional custody deputies may be needed to cover both facilities if overall inmate population doesn’t decrease

Blog note: this this article references a 2016-2017 grand jury report.

Work continues on the new North County Jail at the corner of Betteravia and Black roads in the Santa Maria Valley. The $111 million project has been plagued by delays. (Janene Scully / Noozhawk photo)