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Title: Inspection of Local Detention Facilities - Report to the California Legislature
Corporate Author: California Board of State and Community Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 209
Sponsoring Agency: California Board of State and Community Corrections
Sacramento, CA 95811
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The biennial report of the California Board of Corrections to the State legislature primarily provides county-by-county summaries of each detention/corrections system, developments since 1978, future plans, areas of non-compliance with State regulations, and estimates of costs necessary to gain compliance.
Abstract: The primary purpose of this biennial report is to comply with Section 603l.2 of the California Penal Code, which requires that the Board of Corrections report to the legislature in each even-numbered year the results of the inspection of local detention facilities to determine if minimum standards have been established pursuant to Section 6030. The report is required to specify those areas in which each local jail has failed to comply and the estimated cost to the facility necessary to accomplish compliance with State minimum standards. Also included in the biennial report is an evaluation of standards required of and training provided for administrators, organizations, and individuals involved in jail operations. To this end, a number of tables provide data on: 1) Facility characteristics, including age of facility, date of inspection, capacities, and average daily population; and 2) Inmate occupants per 10,000 of county population for selected years from 1972 to 1979. Data show that 28 of the State's 126 Type II and Type III facilities (which hold persons over 48 hours, pretrial, and sentenced) are dangerously close to being overcrowded. Data on the costs of compliance, which are limited to construction and remodeling costs, reveal that jail construction costs have sharply risen in the last 2 years. The report closes with a summary of the Board's accomplishments over the past 2 years and a discussion of the special jail issues the Board identifies as having a high priority for resolution.
Index Term(s): California; Correctional facilities; Corrections management; State correctional facilities
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