Press Releases

Thursday 06/24/2021 12:24 PM - DOJ and County Reach Agreement on ADA Improvements to County Jail

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: DOJ and County Reach Agreement on ADA Improvements to County Jail
Date and Time of Incident: 6-24-21
Place of Occurrence: N/A
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: San Luis Obispo County and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have reached an agreement regarding Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements to the County Jail. The DOJ found the Jail was not in compliance with current ADA regulations. As a result the Sheriff's Office took immediate action to remedy the situation. The County and the Sheriff's Office fully cooperated with the DOJ to ensure all inmates have equal access to accommodations, activities and programs. In fact, many of the improvements listed in the agreement have already been made to the Jail or are in the process. "The Sheriff's Office worked cooperatively with the Department of Justice to determine improvements needed to make sure our Jail facility is accessible to all people," said Sheriff Parkinson. "We are pleased with our results so far with our goal to be in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act." The County and the DOJ finalized the agreement yesterday.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Thursday 06/24/2021 12:25 PM