After arrest, the person will be taken in front of the Magistrate to determine the bail amount and whether he or she will be committed to jail or released on his or her own signature.
The intake section receives all inmates, inventories personal property, receipts inmate money, and conducts a search of each inmate to prevent the introduction of contraband into the facility. This section also provides initial medical and suicide screening, takes photographs and a fingerprint for the purpose of identification, and assigns inmates to their initial housing locations.
Once booked into the Adult Detention Center persons incarcerated are given the opportunity to make three phone calls to an attorney, bondsperson, and/or family. In some cases, these phone calls could be delayed for a reasonable time due to the person being violent and/or intoxicated.
On the next regularly scheduled Court day the inmate will be taken in front of the Judge for an arraignment. In cases where there is an extended holiday the Judge may come to the Magistrate's Office to hold these hearings. The arraignment is for the purposes of reviewing the bond, determining whether the person should be appointed an attorney, and setting the next Court date.
In the event a bond is still required for the inmate after arraignment the option of posting a bond in cash to the Magistrate's Office or the Court is available. A bail bonding company may be contacted and will explain the process of using those services. Most bail bonding companies are listed in the local phone book. No staff member of the Adult Detention Center can recommend a bail bonding company. If the inmate is not released by the Court or bonded he or she will be seen by the classification section within 72 hours. This face-to-face interview in a private setting will be conducted to ensure that medical mental health and program needs will be met. The interview is conducted to obtain prior criminal history previous institutional behavior any prior escape attempts and other stability factors. Other information is collected including current address, education, employment, gang affiliation, enemies, aliases, and emergency contact information. An orientation is conducted that includes issuance of the inmate handbook, visitor information, program availability, medical access, and custody level determination with a discussion of the appeal process and phone list. After the orientation is completed, a wristband, cup, and spoon are issued to the inmate.
The inmate is informed that medical will meet with them prior to being moved and a TB test, temperature, and measurement will be taken and a series of questions will be asked as a part of the medical screening to determine the inmate's initial housing assignment. It is after this initial classification that visitation will be determined.
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