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Butte Co Supervisors Approve Jail Expansion

The Butte County Jail is en route to getting a large expansion after the Butte County Board of Supervisors approved a $33 million dollar contract with Slater & Son, Inc. for its construction. The project has been years in the making with efforts for funding, the design process and many hold-ups associated with local emergencies and the COVID-19 pandemic. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the new building, which will be detached from the primary jail facility, will be roughly 39,000 square feet. The long-planned facility will make some considerable additions to the jail, including more space for housing inmates and extra services and medical space.