FAIRFIELD — Claybank Jail’s addition that is under construction will be named the Stanton Correction Facility after a family that provided three former sheriff’s officers.
The jail has 379 beds in a building officially known as the Claybank Sentenced Detention Facility. The $89 million expansion project to be finished in spring is to add 365 beds in a building to be called the Claybank Adult Detention Facility.
People are likely to be confused by the similar names, a county report said. The proposed solution: call the new building the Stanton Correctional Facility and call the existing building simply the Claybank Detention Facility.
County supervisors unanimously approved the move at their Tuesday meeting.
The three Stantons who are being be honored by the name change are:
“This is quite an honor,” Gary Stanton told supervisors after their vote.
It will be interesting, Gary Stanton said. In years to come, the Stantons will be long gone, but the building will still be there with the Stanton name, he said.
“I’m not planning on being the last one to leave anytime soon,” he said.
Sheriff Tom Ferrara supported the name change in a letter to county General Services Director Mike Lango. The Stantons’ legacy is one that should be recognized and remembered far into the future, he wrote.
“Their century of service to the citizens of Solano County has earned their family this honor,” Ferrara wrote.
Supervisor Skip Thomson is convinced. He too noted the three men served the county for more than 100 years.
“This is a significant milestone and a true testament to the importance of this family for our community,” Thomson wrote in a “to whom it may concern” letter.
Letters from the Solano County Deputy Sheriff Association and Solano County Sheriff’s Custody Association also support the name change.
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This version updates the original to reflect action by the Board of Supervisors.