Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Local Jobs |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling
Rocklin and Roseville Today Local Events
contact add event advertise 

$105 Million Jail In Roseville to House Hundreds of Inmates



Roseville Jail

Roseville, CA -- About 150 people gathered Wednesday for a grand-opening ceremony at Placer County's new jail - the third major building constructed at the Bill Santucci Justice Center in Roseville in the last 10 years.

"Today is a very, very historic day for Placer County," Chairman Jack Duran of the Placer County Board of Supervisors told the audience.

Known formally as the South Placer Adult Correctional Facility, the 205,000-square-foot jail is located at 10800 Industrial Ave. The Santucci Center is west of State Route 65 between Blue Oaks and Sunset boulevards.

During Wednesday's ceremony, Chairman Duran, Sheriff Edward N. Bonner and other speakers pointed with pride to Placer County's progress in developing a criminal justice campus at the Santucci Center.

Placer County began its planning process more than 20 years ago and broke ground on the Santucci Center in 2005. Just west of the new jail is an 110,700-square-foot courthouse building completed in 2008. Further west is a 60,000-square-foot office building that opened at about the same time. The Probation Department and District Attorney's Office are among the departments that have offices there. 

Placer County Superior Court Presiding Judge Alan V. Pineschi told the crowd during Wednesday's ceremony that the courthouse building has become a model for other agencies that are planning to build new courthouses.

The new jail includes 300 beds for medium and maximum security inmates and a separate facility that can house as many as 120 minimum security inmates. It was designed to meet Placer County's jail needs as its population continues to grow.

During Wednesday's ceremony, Chairman Duran noted it also provides flexibility to accommodate additional inmates who are the county's responsibility because of public safety realignment. Under the state-mandated program, many inmates who would have been sentenced to state prison in the past now serve their sentences in county jails.

Sheriff Bonner emphasized the Sheriff's Office has assembled a first-class team to operate the new jail. "We're in good hands here," he said, "I couldn't be more proud of the people who are going to be working here."

"We're extremely proud of this facility,' added Facility Services Director Mary Dietrich, emphasizing that the jail is a state-of-the-art facility designed to be highly functional and energy efficient.

Funding for the $105 million jail project came from capital facility impact fees paid by development projects and from General Fund revenue set aside over the years.

The project was designed so the jail can eventually be expanded to 320,000 square feet and 980 beds.





Placer County News Headlines

Air Quality Alert in Placer CountyThe Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality

Roseville and Lincoln to Host Senior Softball-USA Western NationalsThe 15th Annual Senior Softball-USA Western Nationals (SSUSA) will take place August 3-9 at Foskett Regional Park in Lincoln and Maidu Regional Park in Roseville

California Statewide Fire Summary (7.28.15)While most of California saw a rise in temperatures, firefighters across the State continued to make good progress on the 9 active large wildfires.

Roseville Crime Report Digest Update (7.28.15)Crime report digest update for Roseville, California July 28, 2015.

Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders August 7thThe 12th Annual UC Davis Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders - one of the nation's premier gatherings of health professionals, educators and families

Hyundai Azera: A sleeper among large sedansThe Hyundai Azera may soon rise to the level of its in-house competitors thanks to a new design and some notable upgrades

Leadership Rocklin Program Returns in SeptemberRobin McConnell-Trimble, CEO of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce, recently announced that the Chamber will once again host Leadership Rocklin

4 Firefighters Injured Battling Lowell FireFour firefighters suffered burn injuries while battling the Lowell Fire. 1,800 structures in Placer & Nevada Counties threatened.

Roseville Gas Prices: Find the Best DealsRoseville, CA- Roseville gas prices remained mostly flat this past week with prices hovering above $3 gallon at a few locations

Californian with Autism Struggles to Fit InHers was one tough way to discover a disability.

Grateful Dog Rescue Run/Walk in Rocklin this AugustThe second annual Grateful Dog Rescue Run/Walk will take place Sunday, Aug. 30 at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin

Rocklin Crime Report Digest Update (7-24-15)Rocklin, CA- Weekly crime report digest update for the City of Rocklin from July 13-19, 2015


NEWS: In Case You Missed It