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Funding For New Siskiyou County Jail

YREKA, Calif. — County has received a $24 million grant to build an entirely new facility replacing the existing 25-year-old jail.

The Sheriff’s Office said limited space at the current jail prevents it from being remodeled and said it is not big enough to house the number of inmates that are brought in.

The Sheriff’s Office is now looking for an area of land about 10 to 12 acres in size, and will be working with county leaders to approve the new area. The existing jail was expanded once before.

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