Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Contra Costa Community and City of Richmond Say No to Jail Expansion

Protesters gathered outside the Contra Costa Sheriff's department today demanding that the County board of supervisors reject a proposal by Sheriff David Livingston to expand the West County Detention facility in Richmond. The Richmond's city government has voted to oppose the 89 million dollar project, joining faith leaders, health care professionals, and community members in denouncing the project to expand jail capacity. They say the money could be put to better use in the community. Pacifica's Mike Kohn files this report.