Sources close to the Maguire Correctional Facility have confirmed the County Board of Supervisors has approved $5 million in spending, which will allow the San Mateo County Jail to perform some much-needed upgrades.

The approval was given in a 4-1 vote that took place earlier this week.

Jail officials say the project is muti-faceted and will include video-based visitation systems, upgrades and replacements of security doors, upgrades to administrative segrigation pods, will help renovate security-related electronics systems and others.  The total cost is expected to top out at just over $5,320,000.

Ultimately, the Maguire Jail will be afforded the same types of security systems that are being installed at the Maple Street Correctional Center, which is scheduled to open later this year.  Construction is ongoing, they said, and is expected to complete by the current deadline.

The County Sheriff said he’s pleased the supervisors approved the upgrades since the old systems are outdated and thus pose a security risk.

Read the full story here:  Redwood City: San Mateo County supervisors approve $5 million in Maguire Correctional Facility upgrades


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