Opinion: Expanding Contra Costa jail is a flawed policy

Alvaro Fuentes, Executive Director of the Community Clinic Consortium, writes about the concerns of community leaders and health care providers in a recent Op-Ed about the West Contra Costa County jail expansion.

“As health care providers and community leaders, we understand the need to provide humane conditions for individuals who are incarcerated. However, we believe it is more prudent to invest in community-based efforts to improve the health and wellness of all residents, not $25 million in construction and more than $5 million annually for running a massive new jail facility,” he writes.

Read the full Op-Ed here.