Government / Politics

San Benito Elections and Sheriff’s departments ensure inmates’ right to vote

While access to ballots is guaranteed, access to election information is limited.

Retired Sheriff Curtis J. Hill (left), who the facility is named after, and outgoing Sheriff Darren Thompson, cut the ribbon to open the building. Photo by John Chadwell.


New jail expansion opens two years later than projected

The $26 million facility can hold 72 inmates identified as non-violent, non-sexual, and non-serious offenders.

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Local San Benito County Jail inmates share creative writing

Stories shared from a creative writing workshop in partnership with Gavilan College.


Government / Politics

Jail expansion approved

Board of Supervisors approves nearly $16 million expansion project