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Jail Operations

Sutter County Jail
Sutter County Jail

In accordance with California Government Code 26605, Notwithstanding any other provision of law, except in counties in which the sheriff, as of July 1, 1993, is not in charge of and the sole and exclusive authority to keep the county jail and the prisoners in it, the sheriff shall take charge of and be the sole and exclusive authority to keep the county jail and the prisoners in it, except for work furlough facilities where by county ordinance the work furlough administrator is someone other than the sheriff.

All jail operations are governed by Title 15, "Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities." Local detention facilities, or county jails, are divided into IV facilities types:

"Type I facility" means a local detention facility used for the detention of persons for not more than 96 hours excluding holidays after booking. Such a Type I facility may also detain persons on court order either for their own safekeeping or sentenced to a city jail as an inmate worker, and may house inmate workers sentenced to the county jail provided such placement in the facility is made on a voluntary basis on the part of the inmate. As used in this section, an inmate worker is defined as a person assigned to perform designated tasks outside of his/her cell or dormitory, pursuant to the written policy of the facility, for a minimum of four hours each day on a five day scheduled work week.

"Type II facility" means a local detention facility used for the detention of persons pending arraignment, during trial, and upon a sentence of commitment.

"Type III facility" means a local detention facility used only for the detention of convicted and sentenced persons.

"Type IV facility" means a local detention facility or portion thereof designated for the housing of inmates eligible under Penal Code Section 1208 for work/education furlough and/or other programs involving inmate access into the community.

The Sutter County Jail is rated as a Type IV Facility which encompasses all four types described above. Persons can be sentenced to the Sutter County Jail for up to one year. Currently Sutter County has 352 rated beds, 194 beds in the main jail and 158 beds in the minimum facility. The minimum facility is a, "True Minimum Facility," in that it houses non-violent minor misdemeanor offenders specifically. Many of the inmates in this facility are used as workers within the jail performing work in the kitchen, laundry and any other work details as needed. Many inmates are also released from the jail daily to work at Sutter County Animal Control, Public Works and Yuba/Sutter Mental Health. All inmates are classified and housed within the jail in accordance with their gender, sophistication of their crime, gang affiliation and the need for protective custody.

While in custody the sheriff is responsible for the care, custody and control of the inmates, which includes all necessary medical treatment, proper diet in accordance with strict dietary guidelines, proper classification to ensure their physical safety and effective security to prevent escape. This is a full time responsibility and is accomplished with the professional staff of 5 correctional sergeants and 42 correctional officers working diligently to fulfill the mission.

The sheriff is also responsible for security within the Sutter Superior Court. This is accomplished with the professional staff of one sergeant and five bailiffs. Their mission is the safety of the judges, court staff, general court room safety and the security of the inmates within the court system.

The sheriff also oversees an Alternative Sentencing Program, which includes; Outside Work Release, Electronic Monitoring and Home Detention. The Outside Work Release Program allows inmates who are non-violent, non-serious and non-sex offenders sentenced for minor misdemeanor violations the opportunity to serve their sentence working in the Sutter County Community providing community service. The Electronic Monitoring Program allows those same types of inmates the ability to serve their sentence providing community service or to maintain their current employment status. The Home Detention Program is used to allow those persons with serious medical conditions the ability to stay home, continue their care using their physician. In 2009, the Alternative Sentencing programs were effectively used to save the county over $500,000.00 in costs which we would have incurred for the care custody and control of inmates.

Sheriff Parker and his staff are continuously look for new and innovative methods for effectively using your tax dollars while ensuring public safety by maintaining the care, custody and control of inmates sentenced to the Sutter County Jail. One of these programs is the, "Second Chance Program," Low level non-violent inmates are assessed to determine their barriers to community re-entry. Those inmates are round tabled by a diverse group of professionals in the drug rehabilitation community, mental health experts, job counselors, probation officers, back to work specialists, education experts and faith based organizations. The purpose is to develop a plan for the inmate to help them overcome their barriers to re-entry into the community and prevent them from re-offending and to become a productive citizen.

California has a recidivism rate of about 70% which translates to Sutter County. The overall purpose of the Second Chance Program is to reduce recidivism within Sutter County by using professionals and assets already in place and funded. These professionals who are individually working to reduce recidivism are brought together into a multi-disciplinary team to make effective use of manpower and tax dollars.

Jail Statistics

Jail Statistics
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec '08 AVG
Avg. Daily Population 291 285 292 284 272 274 265 258 258 250 250   272
Meal Cost $1.03 $1.03 $1.04 $0.94 $1.14 $0.92 $0.93 $1.13 $1.14 $0.88 $0.97   $1.01
Meals 27090 23898 27207 25,587 25377 24732 22878 24033 23205 23232 22497   24,521
Bookings 450 388 424 374 403 401 398 408 367 401 339   396
Total Bookings Computer 502 466 479 448 460 453 450 469 419 441 379 428 490
Total Males 396 349 379 329 346 345 348 360 309 321 291 319 343
Total Females 106 117 100 119 114 108 102 109 110 120 88 109 108
Total Felonies 184 174 195 156 157 177 174 173 158 159 116 164 165
Total Misdemeanors 318 292 284 292 303 276 276 296 261 282 263 264 343
Trusties Out 552 448 488 462 456 398 421 482 427 424 431   453
Mileage 5217 2651 5886 3153 3487 3678 4736 3762 3948 3270 3374   3923
Court Hours 154 150 155 146 197 196 177 141 273 187 220   182
Prison Run 24 23 34 29 27 9 29 24 34 14 8   23
Court Trans 285 252 257 245 276 285 318 238 305 256 206   266
Medical Trans 12 20 31 27 27 20 23 8 14 27 15   20
Work Release 75 75 73 61 65 61 41 47 34 42 40   56
Work Rel Hours 4656 3424 3432 2696 2232 2488 2296 2064 1656 1600 1992   2594
Elec Mon Inmates 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1   .27
Elec Mon Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 0 0 27 5   7
Home Det Inmates 3 3 1 2 1 1 4 1 2 1 2   2
Home Det Days 41 84 13 14 6 8 49 11 8 2 27   24
Work Furlough 24 22 17 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 1   6

 

 


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