The Nevada County Civil Grand Jury is by law required to inspect public prisons annually within Nevada County and a new report by the Grand Jury on the correctional facilities and inmate holding cells at the Nevada County Sheriff’s Truckee Sub-Station recommends that some improvements to the facility be made as soon as possible.
The Grand Jury states that:
-additional cameras should be installed to better observe the activities of inmates, both inside and outside of the facilities.,
-Evidence/property lockers currently in use should be replaced,
– Correctional officers should always search inmates on their return to the Sub-Station
– and that new high-security fenced enclosures should be constructed at the nevada County Superior court, Truckee Branch.
The Truckee Sub-Station was built in the early 1960’s and has an inmate capacity of 12. It is used to house people arrested in the Truckee area and inmates who are transported daily from the Wayne Brown correctional Center for court appearances. The Grand Jury is also concerned about officer and public safety, as well as potential prisoner escape, when inmates are moved between transportation vehicles and the Nevada County Superior court, Truckee Branch through an unsecured area.
The Nevada county Sheriff and the Nevada County Board of supervisors have until August 6th and September 5th respectively to respond to the Grand Jury.