For many years, replacing the seismically unsafe County Jail 4, a maximum-security jail housing inmates that are charged with violent and serious felonies, had been delayed.
“No one is proposing an additional jail. It is clear that a replacement to the sub-standard and seismically unsafe County Jail 4 at 850 Bryant St must be built. As how we treat those who are incarcerated changes it is critical that we have facilities that include psychiatric care and rehabilitation,” said Ken Lomba, President of the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.
Once 850 Bryant St. was slated to close the agencies that moved out, moved to new buildings.
- The Police Dept. had a new district station built, with parking and amenities.
- District Attorneys Office moved to 350 Rhode Island and to an office on Brannan St. with parking and parking permits.
- Medical Examiners Office had a new office built, with parking and amenities.
But for our members and the inmates in the jail the City continues to ignore the need for a new maximum-security jail. This is critical to their safety and the safety of the inmates.
Our polling found that the majority support a New Jail and the majority Oppose outsourcing our inmates to other counties. Please see the details in the poll download here. [click here]