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News - January 29, 2014

County awarded $24 million to improve inmate rehab

by Dave Boyce

A $24 million state grant for improvements at the current San Mateo County jail will be used to renovate facilities for mentally ill inmates, redesign a recreation yard for inmates with lengthy sentences, establish a "store" to train inmates in retail skills, and upgrade the entire jail to better survive a major earthquake, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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