Remaining in Jail

If the inmate is not released by the Court or bonded, he or she will be seen by the Classification Section within 72 hours. Classification conducts a face-to-face interview to ensure that medical, mental health and program needs will be met. The interview is performed to obtain prior criminal history, previous institutional behavior and other stability factors. Additional information including current address, education, employment, gang affiliation, enemies, aliases and emergency contact information is gathered. The inmate is given an orientation that includes issuance of the inmate handbook, visitor information, program availability and medical screening and access. The inmate’s custody level is established, which determines appropriate housing in the facility.