County to break ground on new mental health and job training centers for Placer inmates

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A new mental health facility and job training center for Placer County inmates will begin construction Friday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.

The mental health space will cover 16,272 square-feet and will have 45 beds for inmates, a day room, recreation yard, and exam rooms. the purpose of the treatment center is to provide acute mental health care for inmates who are deemed incompetent to stand trial.

The vocational facility will add housing space for inmates, including 120 beds. It will be used to provide classrooms where inmates can take receive training in welding, vinyl printing, embroidery and construction.

“The sheriff’s office also remains committed to reducing recidivism in Placer County by providing inmates with job training for employment opportunities upon their release from custody,” the sheriff’s office said.

The facilities will be built near the county’s superior courthouse in Roseville.

The projects were approved by the county’s board of supervisors in 2015 and 2022, and cost more than $56 million. The facilities are expected to be complete by summer of 2024.