Nevada County Grand Jury: Detention Facility Inspection Report

May 21, 2018 – The 2017/2018 Nevada County Grand Jury (Jury) has conducted an inspection of the detention facilities in the County of Nevada (County) to “inquire into the conditions and management of the public prisons within the county” as required by Penal Code Section 919(b). The Jury toured and inspected the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility (Wayne Brown), the Carl F.

Nevada County Grand Jury again recommends county to close juvenile hall

The Nevada County Grand Jury has again recommended the closure of Carl F. Bryant Juvenile Hall, citing the excessive cost of maintaining a seriously under-utilized facility.

The recommendation — which was previously made by the grand jury in 2016 — was part of its periodic inspection of Nevada County's detention facilities. The report, which was released Monday morning, also found issues with the holding facility at the Nevada County Courthouse, and with the Inmate Welfare Fund maintained by the Sheriff's Office.

[Nevada County] Grand Jury investigates safety of Nevada County schools

The Nevada County Grand Jury on Thursday morning released a report "Safety and Security at Nevada County Schools."

According to a news release, the report is "a product of physical inspection, research, numerous interviews and extensive discussion. Our obvious conclusion is that there is no off-the-shelf prescription. If we are to make improvements, and we must, they will undoubtedly be incremental and probably hard-won."