Rehabilitation Funds: Mayor Announces $80M Grant for Rehabilitation Facility


Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)’s award of a $80 million grant to San Francisco under Senate Bill 863 to replace County Jails #3 and #4 in the City’s Hall of Justice and finance a $240 million Rehabilitation Detention Facility – a smaller facility with 384 beds, reducing capacity overall by 20 percent and adding Supportive Services’ Program Spaces for counseling, classrooms, computers and vocational training and a Medical and Mental Health Unit for drug and mental health treatment programs:

“We are not rebuilding a City jail; this is an innovative approach to criminal justice with a focus on rehabilitation and reentry. The City’s need for a smaller facility demonstrates our success in providing high-quality rehabilitative programs and alternatives to detention. The new Rehabilitation Detention Facility will provide a safe, secure and humane environment for inmates and staff, and aligns with our City’s rehabilitation and reentry strategies. The construction of a replacement facility as the Hall of Justice becomes inoperable will also save the City tens of millions of dollars in temporary housing costs while a new facility is built. Thank you to Governor Brown for this $80 million grant to help kick start our effort to build a new, state of the art facility with world class services, and thank you to our taxpayers for making sure we invest in our infrastructure, responsibly and efficiently.”