David Ball spoke with the East Bay Times regarding Santa Clara County building a $390 million new jail.

“This is a reminder that Santa Clara (County) is not as progressive when it comes to criminal justice policy than many residents think they are,” said Ball, one of over a dozen law school professors and deans from surrounding universities who penned a letter to the county supervisors asking that they vote against the jail project.

“I don’t think this is the kind of decision in 20 years that we will say, ‘Wow, we really dodged a bullet there. We made the right decision,’” said Ball.