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Financially troubled Adelanto approves plan to build another jail
Financially troubled Adelanto approves plan to build another jail

The cash-strapped city of Adelanto, already home to three detention facilities, has approved a plan to build another. This week the Adelanto City Council voted 4-1 to approve a development agreement that allows the city build a new 3,264-bed jail on the edge of town. City officials say they hope to lease the facility to Los Angeles County to house overflow inmates from the county’s crowded jails. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post said that Christina Fialho co-founded a visitation program at a private detention center in Adelanto that houses immigrants facing deportation. She was not a co-founder of the program. ------------ A contract with the...

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