First 48 Hours in Jail

Picture of and ADC officer doing paperwork

After arrest, the person will appear before the Magistrate to determine the bail amount, and whether he or she will be committed to jail or released on his or her own signature

The intake section receives all inmates, inventories personal property, receipts inmate money, and conducts a search of each inmate to prevent the introduction of contraband into the facility. This section also provides initial medical and suicide screening, takes photographs and a fingerprint for the purpose of identification, and assigns inmates to their initial housing locations.

Once booked into the Adult Detention Center (ADC), persons incarcerated have the opportunity to make three phone calls to an attorney, bondsperson, and/or family. In some cases, there could be a delay in phone calls for a reasonable time if the person is violent and/or intoxicated.

On the next regularly scheduled Court day, the inmate will appear before the Judge for an arraignment.  In cases where there is an extended holiday, the Judge may come to the Magistrate's Office to hold these hearings.  The arraignment consists of a bond review, determining whether the person should have an attorney appointed to represent them, and to set the next Court date.

After the arraignment, if the inmate still requires a bond, the Magistrate's Office or the Court will accept cash payments. If someone elects to contact a bail bonding company, the company can explain the process of using their services.  Most bail bonding companies are listed in the local phone book.  No staff member of the Adult Detention Center can recommend a bail bonding company.

If the Court does not release the inmate or the inmate isn’t bonded, the classification section will meet with the inmate within 72 hours.  This face-to-face interview takes place in a private setting. The interview’s purpose is to:

  • Ensure the inmate’s medical, mental health and program needs are met
  • Obtain prior criminal history, previous institutional behavior, any prior escape attempts, and other stability factors
  • Collect other information including current address, education, employment, gang affiliation, enemies, aliases, and emergency contact information.
  • Conduct an orientation that includes issuance of the inmate handbook, visitor information, program availability, medical access, and custody level determination with a discussion of the appeal process and phone list.

After orientation is complete, the inmate will be issued a wristband, cup, and spoon. The inmate is also informed that medical will meet with them prior to being moved and a TB test, temperature, and measurement will be taken and a series of questions will be asked as a part of the medical screening to determine the inmate's initial housing assignment.  It is after this initial classification that visitation will be determined