A San Diego County Grand Jury has given a nod to the Las Colinas Jail in Santee, describing it as being well maintained and well kept.
According to a recent report by San Diego 6, the panel had good things to say about the jail despite complaints having been made about the facility in the past. Those criticisms have led the county to commit to construct a larger, more updated women’s jail. Groundbreaking on the new facility is scheduled to begin this summer.
At current, female detainees in San Diego County are held at either Las Colinas or at the Vista Detention Facility in North county. The Vista jail houses both male and female inmates.
The Las Colinas Jail was built in 1967 and originally served as a detention facility for juvenile inmates. It was converted to serve an adult women’s population approximately 12 years later. According to department records, Las Colinas is the second oldest jail in the county. The facility has 11 housing units and has a capacity of 750. Inmates range from misdemeanor offenders to those convicted of violent felonies.
The facility offers inmates 24-hour medical care, educational and vocational training. Educational programs are made possible through a partnership with the Grossmont School District.
The only recommended change by the grand jury involved the introduction of Saturday parental visiting hours at a county rehabilitation facility for juvenile girls.
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