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LA County Jail

The Los Angeles County jail system has faced allegations that it is in fact not a correctional facility, but is instead the largest mental health hospital in the country. As a result of these complaints, and in order to more completely address the special needs of individuals with mental illnesses who come into contact with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which manages the LA County Jail, has worked in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health, which established an on-site Jail Mental Health Services.
Established in 1972, the Jail Mental Health Services allows individuals at the LA County Jail to provide mental health services to individuals who need mental health assistance. Of the twenty thousand inmates who are housed in the LA county jail system on a daily basis, approximately two thousand individuals are or have been diagnosed with mental illnesses. Ninety percent of these individuals in the LA County Jail System with mental problems are also in trouble due to substance abuse problems as well.
The main hub for mental health services in the LA County jail system for men who need mental health assistance is provided at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles, with mental health services provided for women are provided at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, fifteen miles south of downtown Los Angeles.
Every individual who enters into a LA county jail first receives a mental health screening.

Marin County Jail

Marin County Jail

The Marin County Jail is one of the main operational locations of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office Detention Services Bureau. The Marin County Jail is found on the Civic Center grounds in San Rafael. In 2006, more than eight thousand five hundred individuals were booked in 2006. 
On average the Marin County Jail housed three hundred eighteen inmates on any given day in 2006. In collaboration with the Probation Department, the Marin County Jail oversees more than two hundred individuals who are involved in county parole or work release programs at any given moment.
The Marin County Jail is responsible for providing housing for all individuals who have been booked for violating laws in Marin County, or have been sentenced by the Marin County Court system to serve a jail term, which is usually one year or less.
No individuals under the age of eighteen are housed in the Marin County Jail except when those individuals have been sentenced as adults. The Marin County Jail houses both male and female inmates.
In some cases, individuals who are on route from one jail or prison to another holding facility may be housed in the Marin County Jail while they are being transported from one facility to another. The Marin County Jail operates in accord with state laws and the standards set by the state Corrections Standards Authority. 

Placer County Jail

Placer County Jail

Placer County Jail in Auburn, California opened in July 1985. When it was built, it cost four and a half million dollars. The original construction of the Placer County Jail called for the housing of one hundred forty eight inmates. This population limit was reached in two months. By 1990, facing overcrowding, the inmate population had increased to 272 inmates. A court order prompted the construction of a two hundred sixty bed addition to the jail which expanded the capacity of the Placer County Jail to three hundred fifty two inmates.
The minimum security division of the Placer County Jail was housed in buildings that were originally constructed as World War II army warehouses, built in 1941. Two of these warehouses were used to house male inmates, while a third was for female inmates. There are also three medium security dorms, two of which can house ninety two inmates each, a third which can house forty four inmates. There is one maximum security module which has a capacity of thirty two inmates.
On most days, the Placer county jail has a greater than ninety percent fill rate. Most weeks, the Placer County Jail is required to practice a forced release program.
The Corrections Department which oversees Placer County Jail has begun efforts to transition from the staff at the jail from being staffed by Deputy Sheriffs to staffing by Career Correctional Officers. 

Tehema County Jail

Tehema County Jail

The Tehema County Jail is located in Red Bluff, California. The original structure was built in 1974, with the latest set of renovations and additions being added in 1994. The main structure of the Tehema County Jail is able to house 227 inmates. At various times the Tehema County Jail houses inmates that have already been sentenced, as well as inmates that are still awaiting sentencing.
Operation and staffing of the Tehema County Jail is managed by the Tehema County Sheriff’s Department. The operation of the Jail Division of the Tehema County Sheriff’s Department consumes approximately half of the personnel and budget allocated to the Sheriff’s Office. The Jail division of the Sheriff’s Department is responsible for the Main Jain Unit, the Transportation Unit, the Medical Unit, and a Food Services Unit.
The Main Jail Unit working in the Tehema County Jail is managed by a captain. Other supervisors on duty in the Unit include a lieutenant, four sergeants, and supervisors of both the cooking and medical staff. There are also deputies, Correctional Officers, Sheriff Service Officer, Clerks, Cooks, and Nurses. The Tehema County Jail is also bolstered by Reserve Officers and S.T.A.R.S, with Volunteers also involved in the function of the Tehema County Jail. 

Lancaster County Jail

Lancaster County Jail

The Lancaster county prison is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The first county prison was built in Lancaster in 1737. The location of the original Lancaster county prison is currently occupied by Fulton Hall, one of the buildings of the Fulton Opera House. 
The current Lancaster County Prison was built on the site in 1851. The structure is an almost exact replica of Lancaster Castle in Lancaster, Lancashire in England. The building has remained in constant use since it was first built. For the first sixty one years the building was host to executions by hanging.
There are more than five thousand admissions each year, with a roughly similar number of discharges each year. The Lancaster County Prison has beds for more than nine hundred fifty inmates, although it is not close to capacity, and could add more beds if the need to house more inmates were to arise.
More than sixty percent of the detainees in Lancaster County Prison are imprisoned and held while their trials are pending. The remaining occupants of Lancaster County Prison are imprisoned in order to complete a sentence that has been assigned by the Lancaster County Court District or while in transit from one jail to another.
Under the Lancaster County Prison “prisoner cost recovery program,” since 1995 inmates have been charged ten dollars a day to cover the cost of their incarceration

Solano County Jail

Solano County Jail

The Solano County Jail System is one of the fifty eight county jail systems in the state of California. The Solano County Jail is one of the nine county jails in the Bay-Delta region. The Solano County Jail is located in the County Capital of Fairfield.
The Solano County Jail System works closely with the Solano County Department of Probation, the Solano County District Attorney, the Solano County Family Violence Prevention Department, the Sheriff’s Department, and the Department of the Public Defender.
The Solano County Jail System serves to provide incarceration for criminal offenders in Solano County. 

Madera County Jail

Madera County Jail

The Madera County Jail is located in the city of Madera, California. The Madera County Jail is located in Central California. The Madera County Department of Corrections supervises the inmates in the Madera County Jail. The vision of the Madera County Department of Corrections is the provide a safe and secure work and living environment for the staff and inmates that are in the Madera County Jail, and by extension to the community at large. 
The Madera County Department of Corrections seeks to ensure that all the individuals entrusted to the care of the Department of Corrections are treated lawfully, humanely, and professionally, and treat those individuals in a way that serves to foster confidence throughout the community.
While working in the Madera County Jail, the county Department of Corrections is dedicated to commitment, accountability, and professionalism. The Madera County Department of Corrections is devoted to their vision, values, and the citizens of Madera County as a whole. 
The Corrections Department working in the Madera County Jail exercises responsible and effective stewardship of the resources that are allocated to it in order to protect the community and care for the inmates. It also holds its employees to the highest standard of professional conduct while overseeing the inmates in the Madera County Jail. 

Sacramento County Jail

Sacramento County Jail

The Sacramento County Jail is located in downtown Sacramento. Sac County Jail has been home to several famous inmates, including: Eric McDavid, an environmental activist and anarchist; Dorothea Puente, an American serial killer; Nikoly Soltys, an Ukrainian-American spree killer; Anerae Brown, also known as X-Raided, a rapper convicted of killing a woman during a home invasion robbery in 1992; and most famously of all, Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
Sac County Jail is run by the Sacrament County Sheriff’s Department. It is near the Downtown Plaza in down town Sacramento. In order to minimize some of the costs associated with keeping inmates in the Sacramento county jail have been attempted to be reduced through a variety of methods. 
The first cost cutting method practiced by the Sac County Jail System was to close two alternative sites, and consolidate the inmate population in a single building, the main facility at the Sacramento County Jail building.
When closing the satellite facilities in the Sac County Jail System were insufficient to effect the desired budgetary savings, then the Sacramento County Jail System sought to determine if any of the inmates that were still being housed in the Sacramento County Jail System would be eligible for parole or for alternative methods of imprisonment.