San Joaquin County officials will wait at least two weeks before discussing whether to approve a plan to expand the county jail or spike the plan altogether, despite receiving an $80 million state grant.
The county Board of Supervisors has the option of expanding the jail to 1,280 beds, which would reduce the number of inmates the Sheriff’s Office releases early in order to limit overcrowding. But the proposal would cost the cash-strapped county an additional $70 million per year.
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