In June 2005, in an effort to reduce a $32 million budget deficit, the Oakland City Council voted to close the city jail. When this occurred the following month, inmates – mostly short-term prisoners awaiting their arraignments, along with approximately 100 federal inmates awaiting trial or deportation – were relocated to Alameda County jails (either the 700-inmate capacity Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility located at 550 – 6th Street, or Santa Rita in Dublin, capable of holding 4,000 prisoners).
Located at 611 Broadway (part of the Police Administration Building), the city jail still stands but is closed and nonfunctional. Its closure resulted in the loss of 89 jobs and the reassignment of five senior Oakland Police Department jail supervisors. Oakland’s Budget Director Marianna Marysheva predicted that the jail’s closure would save the city ~$5.1 million within two years. [But did it …?]
need: search of Tribune articles at library, all articles online cost to access. ("oakland city jail" and closure location:oakland,_ca) also i'd like to find old agendas about closure of the jail from 2004-2005, but need more time to look at city website and/or archives.
- OAKLAND / Council Votes to Close Jail ... San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate June 18, 2005
OAKLAND / City's Plan to Close Jail Draws Protests San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate June 21, 2005
Judge Denies Union Bid To Stop Oakland Jail Closure KTVU.com June 28, 2005