Update Covid 19 –
With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the nation, San Diego County jails are also seeing a spike in the number of positive cases among incarcerated individuals. Over the past few days, more than 350 people in custody have tested positive for COVID-19 at our detention facilities.
To ensure the health and well-being of those in our care, as well as deputies and jail staff, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will be temporarily transferring about 200 male inmates to the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee.
These inmates will be quarantined in a currently empty housing unit at Las Colinas, which is the county’s only women’s jail. Additional deputies and staff will be sent to Las Colinas to handle the increased population at the facility.
The Sheriff’s Department has notified the City of Santee about this development. None of the male inmates being temporarily housed at the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility will be released into the Santee community. We want to reassure the citizens of Santee these individuals will be properly secured within the facility.
This temporary change in housing will remain in effect until the positive COVID-19 cases go down in county jails. At that time, all male inmates will return to their previously assigned facility.
The safety, security, health and well-being of the people in our custody, as well as the deputies and employees who care for them, will always be a priority for the Sheriff’s Department.
Visit www.sdsheriff.gov and click on the “COVID-19 Response” slide on our homepage to learn about all the safeguards we have in place to limit the spread of the virus, as well as case and vaccination numbers.