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Sheriff Kory L. HoneaThe Sheriff’s Office serves all the citizens of Butte County by providing a mix of public safety and public service functions. The Sheriff’s Office provides around-the-clock law enforcement service to every region of the county. In addition to 24 hour policing, we offer Butte County citizens a full range of services including, coroner services, civil services, court security and corrections.

Butte County Jail Evacuation

Monday, February 13, 2017/Categories: Press Release

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Oroville, CA- On Sunday, 2/12/17, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Jail Command Staff and Sheriff Kory Honea began an evacuation plan for the Butte County Jail due to the credible threat of potentially catastrophic damage to the Lake Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway.
All 578 inmates from the Butte County Jail were safely transported to the Santa Rita Jail, located in the city of Dublin, in Alameda County. This is the first time an evacuation order has been issued at the Butte County Jail. Approximately 80 personnel were involved in the evacuation and transportation to Alameda County. The Butte County Office of Education provided five buses, and assistance and transport vehicles were provided by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office. The California Highway Patrol assisted in escorting the caravan of vehicles used to transport the inmates to Alameda County.
Sheriff Honea is working closely with Cal Fire and The Department of Water Resources in a unified command to manage the situation and the inmates will return to the Butte County Jail when it is deemed safe for them to return. Friends and loved ones of inmates can call the Santa Rita Jail at (925) 551-6500 or can visit alamedacountysheriff.org for more information.
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