The Honorable Board of Supervisors
August 14, 2012
2. Delegate authority to the Sheriff to execute améndments to the Community
Correctional Facility Services Agreement to: 1) modify business processes,
operational requirements, or other services, which do not increase the facility
per-diem rate and/or the Maximum Annual Contract Sum; and 2) decrease the
faciliy per-diem rate for which the same services are provided.
PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION OF RECOMMENDED ACTION
Approval of the recommended action will authorize a Community Correctional Facility
Services Agreement (Agreement) with the City of Taft (Taft) to house County inmates
within the Taft Community Correctional Facility, which is a component of the Jail Work
Plan that offers housing relief for County jail facilities.
Effective October 1, 2011, the Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011 (AB 109)
transferred responsibility for the custody, parole supervision, treatment/support
services, and revocation of individuals whose last conviction was a non-serious,
non-violent, and non-sex offense (N3) from the State to the counties.
On June 6, 2012, the Chief Executive Officer and the Sheriff presented a Jail Work Plan
to review and evaluate inmate management programs and to ensure future capital
plans for the County's jail facilities to appropriately accommodate projected inmate
classifications, including the addition of inmates sentenced under AB 109. Currently,
the Sheriff's custody system has an operating capacity of approximately 21,000 jail
beds, which are occupied by
a population mix of pre-trial, post-conviction/pre-sentence,
and, to a very limited degree, short-term (less than 12 months) sentenced inmates.
With the passage of AB 109, inmates convicted of a N3 will now serve their sentenceswithin the County's jail system instead of being transferred to State prisons. Based on
projections using monthly inmate intake and release data, approximately 7,000 N3inmates will be housed in our jails by Spring 2014. This will represent a significant
population shift toward sentenced N3 inmates whose jail term is determined by the
courts and without a maximum cap. N3 sentences have ranged from an average
24 months to as lengthy as 42 years. Without custody alternatives, our jail system will
soon exceed its capacity.
The Jail Work Plan included exploring various alternative custody models that could
potentially offer housing relief for County jail facilties. Upon the conclusion of initial
research, it was determined the use of Community Correctional Facilities (CCFs) was a
viable option to provide housing for the N3 inmates with the longest sentences. The