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Oakland's Glen Dyer Jail to Close Due to Budget Shortfall

The Glen Dyer Jail in Oakland is expected to close in June because of budgetary concerns, Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern announced Friday.

The jail at 550 Sixth St. is expected to close by June 1, sheriff's spokesman J.D. Nelson said.

Nelson said the closure is something the sheriff has been considering for some time.

"We hope that this will alleviate some of our budget shortfall," he said, adding that it will reduce overtime and provide inmates with better medical care.

Inmates at the Glen Dyer Jail will be moved to the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said when the inmates are moved will not be made public for safety and security reasons.

Kelly said he expects all the inmates will be moved before the end of June.

Nelson said there is room at the Santa Rita Jail for the inmates from Oakland so crowding will not be an issue.

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