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Sheriff Miyamoto Announces County Jail #4 to Close Two Months Early
When I became Sheriff in January 2020, I committed to closing County Jail #4. It had outlived its useful life and was seismically unsafe, putting not just the people in custody at risk, but deputies and Sheriff’s staff, contractors and the visiting public. The continued use of this decrepit facility has also led to plumbing and sewage issues and litigation.
For years, the Sheriff’s Office has worked with the City to safely relocate CJ #4’s population from this unsafe building. Funding, capacity and space issues frustrated our original plans.
Thanks to Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer’s leadership over the last several months, the Sheriff’s Office has secured the support we needed to move forward. Today, August 25, 2020, I am pleased to announce that we have advanced CJ #4’s closing date by two months to September 5, 2020.
Click here to read Sheriff Miyamoto's full statement.
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