Sheriff breaks ground for new jail

In the company of local and state officials, San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks took shovel in hand and broke ground on July 10 for the new jail at Maple and Blomquist streets in Redwood City, about a half mile north of the Woodside Road interchange on the eastern side of U.S. 101.

When finished in 2015, the $160 million, 260,000-square-foot facility will house 640 inmates, replace the women's jail and relieve overcrowding at the current downtown jail, officials said.

The new jail will be "a place of hope ... a state of the art correctional facility designed not to just house inmates, but to also prepare them for re-entry into society once they have completed their sentences," the sheriff said in the statement.

Plans include facilities for inmates to learn useful skills, including cooking and dog training, and facilities to allow their minor children to bond with them while they're in jail.

"Statistics indicate children of inmates are five times more likely than children of non-offenders to become incarcerated themselves," Mr. Munks said. "I am committed to breaking the cycle of generational offenders. One way to do that is to provide robust visiting opportunities to the children of both male and female inmates."


Posted by Joanna, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

This from the same Sheriff Munks that was nabbed in at least one prostitution house in Nevada back in 2007??

Web Link

Look up "Operation Dollhouse" for more links.

Posted by Michael G Stogner, a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

That is correct FBI Sting Operation Dollhouse The residential house was located at 3474 Eldon St, Las Vegas Nevada 9:15PM April 21, 2001

Also our two top Sheriff's were the last two to be detained by this 2 year investigation, for some reason it shut down with these two men.

Posted by Arch Conservative, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Sure- make the jail a very attractive and inviting place."I am committed to breaking the cycle of generational offenders. One way to do that is to provide robust visiting opportunities to the children of both male and female inmates."
Make it more attractive than the homes that the kids come from in the first place, and guess where they will wind up?
In that very attractive and inviting place.

Posted by Nomoremunks, a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Jul 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Munks is a disgrace and an abomination,as is his sidekick and accomplice Bolanas [?]. If others in the Sheriff's Dept. had not been intimidated, one of them could surely have run for the office last election. How can he be trusted with anything related to women or with truth? The fact that the Sheriffs' Union AND the DA wrote letters of support for him is even more egregious.

Posted by Yawn, a resident of another community
on Jul 17, 2012 at 7:13 am

Yaawwwwwnnn. Holy 5 years ago. Why is it everytime the Sheriff does anything or says anything it is Groundhog day with this again? Lets keep reliving that one day and give no credit for the outstanding work since. He apologized, get over it already.

Posted by Some Guy, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm

'The new jail will be a place of hope'

Is this guy for real? Does ANYONE actually believe this?

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