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New county facility to ease recidivism, better prepare inmates for release

As high winds swept the graded plot across from the Stanton Correction Facility in Fairfield Tuesday, shovels dripping rivulets of dirt marked the groundbreaking of a project slated to ease recidivism by better preparing inmates for release. With shovels raised community leaders toasted the Solano County SB 1022 Classroom and Vocational Training Center, slated to…

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Multi-agency effort aims to aid Solano’s homeless

Law enforcement officials, homeless advocates and county workers descended Monday on various areas in unincorporated Solano County in search of homeless clients who may need resources. The second annual event, now a three-day affair, is a multi-agency effort to identify homeless clients, warn them that they have to leave and offer services that they might…

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Solano County Sheriff says job unfinished, running for re-election

His mission isn’t over. Which is why, 34 years after becoming a peace officer, Solano County Sheriff Tom Ferrara is running for re-election in 2018. “I have unfinished business,” Ferrara confirmed last week. Tasked with keeping the community — both inside and outside the jail system — safe upon being appointed sheriff in 2012, Ferrara…

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