SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Fifteen counties are in line to split $500 million in state-issued bonds to upgrade jails and build classrooms for inmate rehabilitation programs.
The Board of State and Community Corrections announced Thursday that it will vote on allocating the money next month.
A committee recommended the 15 counties from among 36 proposals.
For the first time, the counties had to detail how part of the money would be used for efforts to keep offenders from committing new crimes.
The proposed allocations are: Tuolumne, $20 million; Napa, $13.5 million; Kings, $20 million; Shasta, $20 million; Lake, $20 million; Tehama, $6.5 million; $24.6 million; $39 million; Solano, $23 million; Tulare, $40 million; $33.3 million; $24.4 million; Fresno, $79 million; Orange, $80 million; Sacramento, $56.4 million.