Jails Position adopted spring 1972)
Support of measures which will enable the jail system of Monterey County to provide for the adequate protection and welfare of all persons involved.
Objectives of this position are:
- The goals of detention should be the protection of society, fair and humane treatment of inmates, and the use of programs to assist offenders toward a more positive role in the community life upon release.
- Alternatives to arrest and detention should be made available and effectively used in order to limit custody to only those considered a serious threat to society or themselves.
- Sentencing practices should be encouraged that offer alternatives to detention whenever possible.
- Physical facilities should adhere to all standards established by the State Board of Corrections and provide for the personal dignity, personal safety, health and welfare of all persons involved.
- Jail policies and procedures should, as a minimum, meet both Mandatory and Recommended Jail Standards as established by the State Board of corrections, and assure the personal dignity, personal safety, health and welfare of all persons involved.
- All available services and resources should be coordinated to provide positive assistance for reintegration of inmates to their communities.
- Incentives should be provided for the on-going training and education of peace officers and corrections personnel to assure attainment of the highest possible standards of professional conduct under all conditions
- Consideration should be given to any and all sources of funding available to assist in needed construction of facilities, special programs for inmates for personal training and education.