Classification & Housing

Classification & Housing

Inmates are classified and housed based on a classification system that includes booking status, current and past behavior, and nature of current and past charges. The Jail Staff will assign an initial housing assignment based on these factors. All inmates will be locked down for twenty-four hours to confirm their classification status unless they have been pre-classified prior to admittance. The three types of housing are as follows:

  • General Population: Those inmates with good, responsible behavior will be housed in general population. All privileges and programs are available to inmates in this housing area.
  • Administrative Segregation: If an inmate chooses not to obey the rules or are a threat to the safety and security of the facility, they will be housed in Administrative Segregation. Access to privileges and programs can be denied while in this housing area. There are two types of Administrative Segregation. They are open and lockdown segregation. Those inmates placed in open segregation are allowed out of their cells during the daylight hours but are required to be in lockdown during the period from 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Failure to obey this requirement shall result in disciplinary action being taken.
  • Lockdown Segregation is reserved for high security inmates. They shall be allowed out for one hour each day to have access to telephone, shower and dayroom for exercise. They shall also be allowed to use the outdoor recreation yard on a rotating basis based on a schedule as approved by the Jail Lieutenant. Access to telephones for other than legal calls may be restricted if the inmate is under a disciplinary action.
  • Protective Custody: Inmates needing protection from other inmates will be housed in Protective Custody. An inmate may request protective custody at any time while they are here in jail by speaking with the jail staff. Access to privileges and programs may be limited while in protective custody. This housing is also available to inmates with medical or mental health problems.