BETTER PROGRAMS

Programming is available in the existing facility but has been limited by the lack of space and overcrowding issues. Inmate attendance is sporadic due to ongoing need to transfer inmates to other counties. With the new facility, programming is centered around addiction, recovery, and life skills and will be offered to assist inmates in the preparation for release back into the community. The following services and programs will be provided/facilitated:

Current Programs and Services:

  • AA/NA (limited)

  • Religion

  • Domestic violence

  • Proven Project (assists with job resumes, job search, and GED testing)

  • Re-entry services (assists with inmate re-entry to the community and connection to community resources)

  • Spanish Ministry

  • Inmate worker program (trustee)

  • Work release

  • Electronic monitoring

  • Nursing

  • Mental health counseling

  • Book cart library

  • Commissary

  • Recovery court

  • Jail diversion (through D.A.'s office)

  • Pretrial release (through D.A.'s office)

  • Community services (through the courts)

New Programs and Services (with new facility):

  • Crisis intervention

  • Veterans outreach

  • Inmate work crew

  • Exercise program

  • Life skills

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA)

  • Parenting 

  • Thinking for a Change / Breaking Barriers / Building Healthy Relationships / Coping with Anger

  • Child reading program

  • Creative writing

  • Art therapy

  • Health and wellness program