Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Jail Plan Moves Forward in San Francisco

A controversial plan to build a new jail in San Francisco is moving forward, after a split vote to approve an environmental report and proceed with a request for state construction funding. The proposed jail would replace a decrepit seismically unfit jail at the city’s Hall of Justice, but opponents say the money could be put to better use to address over-incarceration and the root causes that put people in jail. Christopher Martinez reports from San Francisco.