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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Brad Gates on Wednesday strongly disputed the findings of a recent grand jury report, which questioned the county's plans to expand the James A. Musick Branch Jail in Irvine. The grand jury concluded that converting Musick from a 1,000-bed minimum security facility to a 7,000-bed jail handling some high-security inmates could strain the county's budget and might not be needed. The jury also questioned whether Gates' projections for future jail needs are on target.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2000 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan designed to ease overcrowding in the Orange County jail system by enlarging the branch jail in Irvine is dead, county supervisors said Tuesday. The plan's failure prompted its author, Sheriff Mike Carona, to voice grave concerns about the continuing political quagmire over what is considered one of the nation's most cramped jail systems. "I'm just frustrated that we still don't have an answer," he said. "I understand they don't like the compromise . . . but then what?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2000 | JACK LEONARD and JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A compromise plan to expand the James A. Musick Branch Jail near Irvine met a cool response Saturday from key county supervisors, who said the proposal doesn't go far enough to solve the jail system's chronic overcrowding problem. Irvine officials signed off on a settlement package Friday, agreeing to end three years of legal wrangling over the facility's fate in return for a scaled-back expansion plan.
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February 16, 2000 | JACK LEONARD and DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Citing the plunging crime rate, Sheriff Mike Carona on Tuesday scaled back the projected number of new beds Orange County's overcrowded jail system will require over the next 25 years and said a compromise plan for expanding an Irvine facility would meet those demands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2000 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan designed to ease overcrowding in the Orange County jail system by enlarging the branch jail in Irvine is dead, county supervisors said Tuesday. The plan's failure prompted its author, Sheriff Mike Carona, to voice grave concerns about the continuing political quagmire over what is considered one of the nation's most cramped jail systems. "I'm just frustrated that we still don't have an answer," he said. "I understand they don't like the compromise . . . but then what?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD
The 384-bed expansion of the Theo Lacy Branch Jail being proposed by the Sheriff's Department will cost about $22 million, according to a report released Monday. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled this morning to consider the proposal, which would mark the county's first major jail construction effort in nearly a decade. The Sheriff's Department plans to pay for the project largely with revenue from Proposition 172, the statewide half-cent sales tax that benefits law enforcement agencies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The need for new detention beds is so acute that Orange County should look beyond typical jail construction and consider alternatives to incarceration ranging from drug treatment facilities to work-furlough programs, according to a county report obtained Friday. The Sheriff's Department estimates that the need for adult jail beds will double over the next nine years to nearly 11,000. Overcrowding at the county's four jails resulted in the early release last year of 32,000 inmates.
NEWS
February 16, 2000 | JACK LEONARD and DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Citing the plunging crime rate, Sheriff Mike Carona on Tuesday scaled back the projected number of new beds Orange County's overcrowded jail system will require over the next 25 years and said a compromise plan for expanding an Irvine facility would meet those demands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2000 | JACK LEONARD and JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A compromise plan to expand the James A. Musick Branch Jail near Irvine met a cool response Saturday from key county supervisors, who said the proposal doesn't go far enough to solve the jail system's chronic overcrowding problem. Irvine officials signed off on a settlement package Friday, agreeing to end three years of legal wrangling over the facility's fate in return for a scaled-back expansion plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Brad Gates on Wednesday strongly disputed the findings of a recent grand jury report, which questioned the county's plans to expand the James A. Musick Branch Jail in Irvine. The grand jury concluded that converting Musick from a 1,000-bed minimum security facility to a 7,000-bed jail handling some high-security inmates could strain the county's budget and might not be needed. The jury also questioned whether Gates' projections for future jail needs are on target.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD
The 384-bed expansion of the Theo Lacy Branch Jail being proposed by the Sheriff's Department will cost about $22 million, according to a report released Monday. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled this morning to consider the proposal, which would mark the county's first major jail construction effort in nearly a decade. The Sheriff's Department plans to pay for the project largely with revenue from Proposition 172, the statewide half-cent sales tax that benefits law enforcement agencies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The need for new detention beds is so acute that Orange County should look beyond typical jail construction and consider alternatives to incarceration ranging from drug treatment facilities to work-furlough programs, according to a county report obtained Friday. The Sheriff's Department estimates that the need for adult jail beds will double over the next nine years to nearly 11,000. Overcrowding at the county's four jails resulted in the early release last year of 32,000 inmates.
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