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"It was a strategy to help ...
"It was a strategy to help us financially," said Edward Flores, chief of Santa Clara County's Department of Correction.
Those budget cuts have only gotten worse, with the county expecting $1.25 million less in fiscal year 2010.
In turn, the federal contract has become even more important.
expects to make up about half the expected deficit with federal contracts, both with the immigration agency and the U.S.
is also trying to negotiate a higher nightly rate.
The county received nearly $7 million to house detainees in 2008.
"We have become very reliant on this revenue," Flores
Edward Flores, chief of the ...
Edward Flores, chief of the Santa Clara County Department of Correction, commended the work of the inmates and the Marines that morning.
"This program is a way of giving back to the community and putting a few smiles on a few kids' faces," Flores
Edward Flores, Santa Clara ...
Edward Flores, Santa Clara County's chief of correction, said his department is working to correct issues at Elmwood but that county funding has constrained efforts for many years.
"We've had to do more with less," Flores
said, adding over the last few years the DOC has been directed to reduce its departmental budget by $28 million. Flores
said although the DOC each year submits proposals to county officials for capital improvement funding, the jail doesn't always receive those monies.
"We compete against a lot of other departments in the county for funding," he
As to security issues, Flores
department is continually working to correct any known deficiencies. He
said new security fencing, alarms as well as a renovated control room were advancing as funds allowed.Overall, Flores
believed Elmwood is a secure facility that poses a minimal threat to Milpitas residents.
"I do believe it's a secure facility, but there's always room to improve," Flores
added the city of Milpitas is bringing in new residential development, which is shrinking the buffer between the jail and residents.
"The community has grown up around us," Flores
It was unclear Friday whether the ...
It was unclear Friday whether the discipline meted out by Smith over a six-year period was more frequent or severe than the actions of her predecessor Ed Flores, the former head of Department of Correction, who retired when the sheriff took over the jails in a 2010 cost-cutting move.
numbers are not high at all, Flores
Ed Flores, retired Chief of ...
Ed Flores, retired Chief of Department of Corrections, Santa Clara County