Inmate Services and Alternative Programs Section

The Inmate Services and Alternative Programs Section includes sworn and civilian personnel who determine which housing assignments, educational and treatment services, and alternative programs would be appropriate for inmates and offenders. They also provide these services or work with other staff and contractors to ensure proper delivery.

Page updated on Feb 3, 2021 at 11:06 AM

Director LaTanya Ervin oversees Inmate Services and Alternative Programs. 

Classification counselors evaluate inmates as part of the intake process and determine which cell and housing unit are most appropriate for each inmate. This function is critical for the safety of inmates as well as staff. Counselors conducted 1,473 initial intake classifications in 2019 and 864 in 2020, with a decrease in intakes attributable in part to covid-19.

Inmate Services staff provide Inmate Programs delivered within the Detention Center and oversees the facility's volunteer program. Nearly 200 volunteers provide services that include religious, educational, literacy and a variety of life skills programs. In addition, staff and contractors provide valuable rehabilitative programs that help offenders transform their lives. More information about inmate programs is available online.

Alternative Programs staff coordinate and supervise offenders serving sentences on weekends (the Incremental Sentencing Program), and in the community in lieu of incarcerations (the Modified Work Release Program). Also, offenders may work while serving their sentences through the Work Release program. Inmates work during the day at jobs in the community and return to the facility at night to fulfill their sentences. Deputies in Alternative Programs are also responsible for administration of Home Electronic Monitoring (below).

Home Electronic Monitoring