Detention & Corrections Division: Index

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Policy TitleSummaryPolicy NumberLast RevisedDate Issued
Job Description & Policy of Facility Commanding Officer

Job description & policy which defines the position, authority, qualifications, and assignment of the Facility Commanding Officer at Dyer and SRJ.

Organization and Staffing Charts

Policy which requires a written document that shows management position by classification and groups of functions or sub-units, delineates the lines of authority and responsibility.

Agency and D&C Mission Statements and Statutory Responsibilities

Requirements under California Penal Code 4000. ACSO and D&C must abide by written documents delineating their mission. Responsibilities include maintaining a humane environment for inmates, providing them with the essentials of human life; utilizing incarceration alternatives, least-restrictive housing; and encouraging continuity of family and community contact.

Index of Topics

Requires policy manual to contain a complete and up-to-date alphabetical index.

P & P Manual Development, Review and Dissemination

Procedures for development, review, and dissemination of D&C Policy and Procedure for SRJ and Dyer. States who is entitled to receive, review, and/or approve. Encourages active participation by employees, volunteers, related community agencies, and inmates in the development and revision of policy and procedure.

Guidelines for Facility Meetings and Two-Way Administrative Communication

Guidelines for facilitating two-way communication with monthly, formally documented facility meetings between the D&C Division Commander and ACSO, the D&C Division Commander and the Commanding Officers of each detention facility, and between facility Commanding Officers and their respective management staff.

Resources for Public Information

Requires Facility Commanding Officer to share information with and provide facility access to journalists, Criminal Justice specialists, and the public. Public right to information regarding crimes, arrests, investigations, and crime reports. Policies for victim privacy rights, video/photographing inmates. Policy and procedures for releasing information to the public.

Unit Specific Form Policy

Requires the creation and maintenance of a current list of all Unit Specific Forms in use by a respective unit.

Minimum Jail Standards Compliance

Division Commander must develop, publish, and annually update policy and procedure manual for detaining pre-trial, enroute, and sentenced inmates. Required categories in the manual include policies on Use of Force and restraint equipment, new inmate screening, security and contraband control, emergency procedures, suicide prevention, and inmate segregation.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Guidelines for compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Includes intake form, disability tracking, inmate service, medical device, and special accommodation. Explains step-by-step procedures for identifying disabled inmates, intake, housing, visitation, shower chair access, transportation, message requests, grievance and disciplinary process, and removal from ADA status.

Roles and Functions of Community Agencies and Private Contractors

Names some of the roles and functions of community agencies and private contractors that provide services to D&C, including library and religious services, psychological testing, substance abuse counseling, crisis intervention, and vocational placement. Annual review required. Information retained includes contracts, monthly reports, quality assurance reports, and quarterly reports.

Facility Space and Equipment Review

Requires that Facility Commanding Officer review space and equipment requirements at least annually, report deficiencies to the Division Commander, and plan their effective use. Must ensure that there is contingency plan to provide for the projected population. At minimum plan should include staffing requirements, physical plant needs, and budget projections.

Research Activities

Submission, review, standards, and completion guidelines for conducting research projects, with or without the use of inmate volunteers.

Institutional Insurance

Requires Alameda County to self-insure for General Liability, Professional Liability, Worker’s Compensation, and Automobile Liability. Requires contract for a public employee blanket bond, maintaining coverage on Public Employee Dishonesty; Forgery or Alteration; Theft, Disappearance and Destruction; Robbery and Safe Burglary; Property other than Money and Securities; Computer Fraud Coverage.

Introduction to Accounting

Policy for collecting, safeguarding, and disbursing Inmate Trust Funds and all other facility funds. Procedure for accepting, disbursing, and accounting for inmate money; resolving discrepancies in cash drawers or money transfers. Procedure for handling Inmate Welfare Fund Trust, bail money, and fines.

Inmate Fund Accounts

Requirements for managing and controlling the personal funds of inmates, including money possessed at the time of admission, through the use of vouchers and receipts. Requires an annual audit.

Control of Cash Receipt/Vouchers

Procedure for issuing, using, voiding, and retaining cash receipts/vouchers, including inmate property, bail, and fine monies.

Cash Drawers

Procedure for controlling and using cash drawers.

Commissary Accounts

Policy for the operation of commissary program through a third-party vendor. Requires an annual audit. Requires an annual report on the vendor’s financial status be made public in July.

Inmate Welfare Fund

Policy for the accrual, management, and use of the Inmate Welfare Fund (IWF) overseen by a committee. Funds are used for inmate programs and the purchase of weekly “maintenance kits” to which indigent inmates are entitled. Requires the existence of a reserve fund sufficient for six months of IWF operations.

Inmate Transfer Money Process

Policy and procedure for processing funds belonging to inmates being transferred into or out of jail facilities. Outlines the handling of transportation money bag discrepancies. Requires an annual audit.

Booking/ITR Intake Money Handling

Procedure for receiving, logging, and securing money and property from arrestees by the Intake Sheriff’s Technician. Establishes requirements of the inmate “Money Log.”

Transportation Money Bag Errors

Procedure for handling of errors in monies received at the jail from the courts via Transportation, including the use of Automated Jail Information System (AJIS) receipts and Transportation Bag Error forms.

Court Orders for Releasing Inmate Funds to

Procedure for complying with court orders directed at the release of confiscated inmate money to pay all or part of the costs of probation, pre-sentence probation investigation, or the pre-sentence report. Requires an annual audit of all transactions.

Recycling of Computer Printer Cartridges and

Procedure for recycling used computer cartridges and ribbons.

Gasoline Card (Blue) – County Issued

Procedure by which blue County gasoline cards are issued to badge staff and selected civilian staff.

Cash Shortage Procedure

Procedure for properly processing cash shortages. Requires that involved employees immediately report the discrepancy such that an investigation can be completed before the end of their shift.

Counterfeit Money Detector Pen

Describes control and use of counterfeit money detector pens and the 4-way counterfeit detector. Requires that all suspected money seized be forwarded to the Accounting Technician along with a Counterfeit Note Report. Money found to be legitimate must be returned to the inmate or other appropriate person.

Inmate Restitution for Damaged or Destroyed

Procedure for debiting an inmate’s account for “intentional or careless actions” which cause damage to county property. Requires that inmates be given an “Inmates Rules and Information” booklet during intake. Requires documentation and due process. Damage that exceeds $250 requires that a crime report be forwarded to the DA.

Warehouse, Inventory Control and Supply

Guidelines for operating the facility warehouse, inventory control, and supply distribution. Covers supply and equipment ordering for the infirmary, mailroom, kitchen, laundry, inmate services, and transportation. Requires a monthly inventory report and annual audit of all property, supplies, and other assets.

Requisition and Purchase of Supplies and

Criteria for acquiring services, supplies, and capital equipment.

Receiving and Depositing Revenue Checks

Procedure for receiving and accounting for money from the US Marshal’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the State Department of Corrections, the State Board of Prison Terms, local police agencies, and any other agency that contracts with the Sheriff’s Office for services rendered by the D&C.

Duty Hours

Outline of duty hours, schedules, shift assignments, and relief procedures for all D&C personnel. Limits shifts to 12 hours, including mandatory overtime, except in “exigent circumstance(s).” Establishes procedure for employee relief, meals, and breaks.

Meal Policy

Free meal policy and procedure to obtain meals at D&C facilities. Requires Visitors, volunteers, and most contract personnel to obtain a meal ticket to eat at the D&C facilities. Forbids the removal of plastic trays, dishes, or metal utensils from the dining area.

Staff Parking

Policy for personnel parking. Establishes that weapons and ammunition may not be stored in any personal vehicle while parked at either facility.

Employee Lockers

Policy for issuance and control of employee lockers for uniformed personnel.

Seniority, Shift Bid, Vacation Scheduling, and Transfer Request

Procedure for assigning personnel to shifts and days off through an annual “shift bid” and “vacation bid.” Assignments are based on seniority, preference, qualifications, and need. Policy also covers unit transfer request and “Female Designated” positions, which have a special procedure for assignment.

Death or Serious Injury of an Employee

Requirements for notifying Chain of Command when a current or retired employee is dead or seriously injured.

Employee Grievance

Procedure for handling employee grievances. If an allegation cannot be resolved informally with an immediate supervisor, appeals may be made to successively higher authorities, beginning with the Commanding Officer and ending with an arbitrator or panel of department heads. Requires that grievances be filed within 60 days and appeals made within 7 days.

On-Duty Contact by Union Representatives

Policy granting authorized union representatives access to the personnel they represent, with prior approval from the Sheriff. No contact is permitted during work hours for issues of membership, dues, elections, or other internal union business.

Daily Attendance Report

Procedure for completing a daily report on the attendance or absence of personnel. Report is created by the Watch Sergeant, forwarded for review and approval to the Watch Commander, and then sent to the Commanding Officer for final approval.

Personnel Evaluation Reports

Requires that all employees be evaluated annually, or more often based on probationary or transfer status. Overdue evaluations are reported to the Commanding Officer. Unsatisfactory ratings must include a “Performance Improvement Plan” or “Record of Discussion.” Evaluations are reviewed and signed by the employee before being placed in their permanent file.

Personnel Records

Policy mandating current, accurate, and confidential personnel files, including permanent files and secondary/unit files. Establishes the availability of records to the employee, administrators, direct supervisors, and other personnel who need the information to perform their duties. Outlines the procedure for employees to challenge their records.

Payroll Distribution

Procedure for distributing biweekly payroll warrants. Requires that employees sign for their warrant and outlines the process by which they may question or challenge it in the event of discrepancies.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Form and Review

Procedure for timekeeping through the submission of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) timesheets and departmental timekeeping cards. Requires that all timesheets be verified and signed by the employee supervisor.

Infectious Disease Control

Procedure for work assignments during which there may be exposure to infectious disease. Requires that certain exposures be reported and the affected employee receive medical evaluation. Allows employees to request an HIV or infectious disease test of an inmate. An Exposure Control Plan is to be updated annually.

Occupational Injury/Illness or Long Term Illness

Procedure by which personnel report occupational injury and long-term illness. Requires that any illness lasting more than one week be reported, regardless of impact on work. Requires that logs of occupational injuries be given to Risk Management annually.

Sick Leave

Procedure for employee use of sick leave for self or family.

Departmental Guidelines Regarding Time Off

Procedure for scheduled time-off (i.e., weeks), discretionary time-off (i.e., days), watch exchanges, personal leave, and military leave. Watch exchanges may not result in double shifts. All scheduled and discretionary time-off requires approval.

Subpoenas Directed to Detention and Corrections Personnel

Procedure for receipt of subpoenas for personnel. Requires that all subpoenas be routed through the Command Officer and then returned to them.

Code of Ethics

Policy to prohibit employees from securing privileges or engage in activities that constitute a conflict of interest. This document must be provided to all facility personnel. Prohibits “undue familiarity,” sexual conduct, or transactions with inmates and their associates. Outlines “Cardinal Sins,” including disparaging ethnic remarks and sexual harassment, for which discipline or termination are rendered.

Personnel Selection, Promotion, Retention and Staffing

Policy covering staffing, salaries, and Employee Assistance and Counseling Program. Staffing level should ensure that inmates have access to staff, programs, and services; must be reviewed annually by medical service provider. Requires that co-ed facilities always have male and female staff. Requires criminal record checks on new employees.

Political Practices

Guidelines restricting personnel engagement in political activities while in uniform or otherwise performing duties. Prohibits affiliation with organizations that would take priority over, or interfere with, ACSO responsibilities. Additionally prohibits promotion of products or services, including attorneys and bondsmen.

Tobacco/Smoking Policy

Prohibits tobacco products, including smokeless products, and their use by employees in non-designated areas.

Transferring To/From Detention and Corrections

Procedure for personnel transferring to, or from, D&C facilities.

Exit Interviews, Non-Sheriffs’ Office Personnel

Policy establishing an optional exit interview for individuals exiting their employment, including volunteer tutors and other non-ACSO personnel. The Commanding Officer may file the form at the facility or forward it through the chain-of-command based on content.

Drug Free Workplace

Policy prohibiting use or possession of illegal drugs by personnel. Additionally prohibits the use of lawful drugs that impair work performance. Outlines confidential opportunities for treatment of drug abuse by personnel. Requires an annual policy review.

Position Control

Policy assigning Management Services Division responsibility for ensuring that all positions are authorized in the budget, that personnel are legally employed, that attendance records support the payroll, and that needed funds are available.

Mandatory and Voluntary Overtime

Procedure for filling overtime shifts. Prohibits staff from working more than 12 hours per day and one mandatory overtime shift per week. Requires eight hours off before returning to work. Allows mandatory overtime to be assigned with less than 48-hour notice in limited circumstances.

Facility Training Plans

Policy requiring a training plan, developed annually by the Training Coordinator, who is a credentialed or otherwise recognized expert, and the Advisory Training Committee, who meet quarterly. Plan must include pre-service and in-service, policy and procedure updates, and legal updates. It will include time constraints for each category.

Facility Personnel Training

Policy outlining the contents and duration of training received by facility personnel on a pre-service, first year, and ongoing basis. Requires annual firearm re-qualification, chemical agent use and treatment, and use of force training for all sworn members.

Career/Educational Incentive

Policy to support the continuation of personnel education on a voluntary basis, including attendance of schools, seminars, workshops, and symposiums in addition to the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certification program.

Volunteer Orientation and Training Program

Policy establishing guidelines for the orientation and training of volunteers under the direction of Inmate Services.

Vehicle Control, Maintenance and Cleaning

Policy for controlling and maintaining D&C-owned and personal vehicles. Outlines the use of the Patrol Car Log and Damage to County Vehicle Log. Requires and annual inspection of all vehicles. Requires that firearms and ammunition be secured in lockers or departmental vehicle trunk.

Assigned County Vehicles

Policy for county vehicles assigned to specific personnel. Forbids the temporary transfer of vehicles between officers without prior authorization from Commanding Officer. Requires the surrender of vehicles for any absence greater than one day.

Use of Transportation Section Vehicles by Detention and Corrections Personnel

Policy for the use of transportation vehicles at Santa Rita. Unit vehicles may only be used by Transportation personnel, unless authorized by the Transportation Sergeant or Watch Commander.

Facility Mail Procedure

Policy for incoming and outgoing mail through the facilities’ mailrooms. Forbids employee use of the mailroom or Agency address for personal mail. Mailrooms are to be open Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Telephone, All-Call Paging and 800 MHz Radio System

Policy for employee use of facility communication systems, including telephone, radio, and (Santa Rita only) all-call paging system. Systems are to be used only for county business, otherwise public pay phones are available. Radio communication is used as a backup/emergency system.

Report Processing

Guidelines for use of Unusual Occurrence Forms, Disciplinary Reports, and memorandums. Requires reporting after use of a weapon, restraints, or other use of force. Event Forms are to be used for criminal incidents and inmate injuries. Reports are to be signed by a supervisor on the day of the incident.

Unusual Occurrence – Reporting and Notification

Procedure for reporting “unusual occurrences” and a list of personnel to be notified. Requires incidents of serious inmate injury be analyzed for corrective action. Defines “significant occurrences” as death, serious injury or illness of staff or inmate; escapes or other situations that could draw public attention to ACSO.

Computer Hardware/Software Problems

Procedure for documenting and correcting problems related to computer hardware and software.

Radio Accountability

Policy for staff use of radio system. Hand held radios are equipped with a locator system and may not be stored in personal lockers. Lists the channel designations for various facility locations.

County Issued Personal Communication Devices

Policy for issuance and accountability of county-issued Personal Communication Devices (PCD), which are to be carried by select staff at all times while on duty. Staff are additionally “strongly encouraged,” but not required, to carry PCDs while off-duty.

Repair and Minor Construction Report

Policy requiring efficient repairs and minor work order construction. Requires expedited and timely facility repair requests, Observation Reports, Inter Departmental Service Orders, and Special Project Requests. Details the procedures for requests including normal maintenance, emergency repairs, special project requests, and telephone repair.

Facility Plant Maintenance

Requires Building Maintenance Division of the General Services Agency (BMD/GSA) to provide a preventive maintenance program for building systems and equipment to minimize out of service time due to failure and reduce costly breakdown repair. Outlines procedures for maintenance requests, routine maintenance, and inspections.

Emergency Cell Water Shut-Off

Procedures at Dyer and SRJ for stopping the flow of water in an emergency until repairs are made.

Emergency Services Delivery System

Procedure for alternative emergency delivery system of services to inmates at SRJ if the Automated Guided Vehicle System (AGVS) becomes inoperable or incapacitated due to failure of the central master control system, or other system failure.

Automated Guided Vehicle System

Guidelines for delivery of services via the Automated Guided Vehicle System (AGVS) at SRJ.

Fire Safety

Plan for fire prevention and control including inspections, training, drills, and equipment. Outlines procedure for responding to alarms and obtaining fire department assistance. Requires annual review by a qualified outside inspector, quarterly drills and equipment tests, monthly inspection by the Fire/Life Safety Deputy, and weekly inspection by a staff member.

Santa Rita Jail Fire Procedures Description and Location of Equipment

Policy describes fire-fighting equipment — including fire alarm handles, fire hose cabinets/racks, fire extinguishers, ansul fire protection systems, automatic halon protection systems, and breathing apparatuses — their location and required periodic inspections.

Emergency Panic Alarms/Response

Policy describing location and use of Emergency Panic Alarm System by staff in response to an escape attempt, assault, or other safety threat. Not intended for most medical emergencies and minor incidents between inmates. Anticipates communication with Sheriff’s Dispatch and the Homeland Security in “urgent, special, unusual’ situations.

Disturbance/Riot and Hunger Strike

Procedure for controlling and de-escalating disturbances. Identifies good communication, inmate morale, even-handed discipline, and responsiveness to complaints as preventative conditions. Outlines procedure for facility lockdown and requires that inmates on hunger strike for more than 24-hours receive medical monitoring.

Civil Disturbances

Procedure for dealing with a civil disturbance on county property adjacent to the facility. Any threats will be videotaped and reported to the Eden Township Substation and surrounding police agencies.

Bomb Threat and Explosions

Procedure for responding to bomb threats, including taking no action, searching without evacuating, or evacuating and searching. Explosives found will be handled by an outside Explosive Ordnance Disposal team. Forbids the use of radio communication during bomb search.

Earthquake Procedure

Procedure for responding to life-threatening earthquakes and aftershocks. Requires that all personnel administer required first aid. Evacuated areas are to be re-opened only when damage has been repaired.

Hazardous Substance Program

Policy for handling and disposing of hazardous or infectious waste through labeling, training (during orientation and annually), restricting access, and maintaining up-to-date products inventory on Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Medical staff are responsible for disposing of all contaminated medical waste and used protective kits.

Power Failure

Procedure for power failures, allowing for the maintenance of essential lights, power, communications, and life-sustaining functions. Requires that generators be tested weekly and all other emergency systems be tested at least quarterly, with records kept by facility maintenance personnel.

Medical Unit Disaster Response

Procedure to relocate, evacuate, and/or treat inmates and staff in accordance with the ACSO Jail Disaster Plan. Requires that disaster protocols be exercised at least annually and that all medical personnel be on “standby” during disasters. Outlines triaging location and systems.

Employee Guidelines for Management and Prevention of AIDS and Contagious Diseases

Guidelines for understanding infectious diseases and limiting risk of exposure through the use of protective disposable kits, resuscitation masks, clean-up and mess kits. Offers guidelines for conducting searches and handling sharps. Medical service providers are expected to maintain a Sharps Injury Log.

Emergency Housing

Policy for housing inmates when facility is uninhabitable. Allows the maximum inmate population to be increased during an emergency for up to three days without written notification to the Board of State Community Corrections. If needed, emergency supplies solicited from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility Fire Procedures Description and Location of Equipment

Policy describes fire-fighting equipment — including fire hose racks, fire extinguishers, ansul fire protection systems, and breathing apparatuses — their location and required periodic inspections. Each inmate cell is equipped with a photoelectric fire detector that must be reset by staff.

Sheriff’s Office Badges and Identification Cards

Policy requiring that personnel working or visiting display an authorized ACSO identification prior to accessing secure areas. IDs and passes are color coded to indicate level of access. Outlines procedure for issuing visitor passes in the Lobby.

Vendor/Supply Deliveries

Procedure for issuing color-coded passes to vendors or contractors making delivery. All deliveries will be searched for contraband.

Facility Tours

Guidelines for scheduling and conducting two hour public tours of facilities. Outlines unacceptable visitor behaviors. All participants will undergo background checks and may be denied access for “security reasons.”

Security Checks of Contract Employees, Volunteers and Tour Groups

Procedure for conducting background security checks on contract employees, volunteers, and tour groups. Requires the disclosure of past accusations of sexual harassment/abuse. Outlines the basis for denials, including sexual harassment, and a one-year period to reapply. Includes procedure for contractor access to facilities and required conduct inside.


Procedure for conducting line-ups, comprised of either inmates or external subjects. Inmate participation is strictly voluntary and should include five to seven subjects similar in appearance and dress to the suspect. The requesting officer will photograph the line-up and provide witness admonition and selection forms.

ATIMS Custody Cards

Procedure for the initiation, maintenance, and filing of Advanced Technology Information Management System (ATIMS), a backup system for when computers fail. ATIMS are official jail records containing inmate ID. One card will accompany the inmate to housing while another, a “Movement Card,” will follow the inmate to external appointments.

Inmate Counts

Procedure for conducting formal, informal, and emergency inmate counts. Formal counts will take place three times a day, once per shift, during which inmates will return to their units. Physical counts will be cleared through the ATIMS computer system. Informal counts will occur throughout shifts and include assessment of inmate welfare.

Transportation/Movement and Use of Restraints

Policy for use of “the least amount of restraint necessary” during inmate movement within or outside the facility. Outlines the level of restraint — including handcuffs, waist-chains, leg-irons, and The Wrap — used for various types of inmates. Restraints generally not used for minimum-security inmates and never used as punishment.

Santa Rita Jail – Inmate Movement

Guidelines for safely moving inmates and their documents, including ATIMS custody cards, money, personal property, and clothing. Male and female inmates are never moved together.

Emergency Medical Inmate Transportation

Guidelines for transportation of inmates to hospitals for emergency treatment. Prisoners are restrained during transport in a manner which provides maximum security and minimal impact on their medical condition. No restraints utilized on pregnant inmates. Personnel are not to interfere with hospital staff while keeping inmates secure.

Use of Special Cells, Multi-Use Rooms and Modesty Garments

Procedure for use of cells for inmates unable to care for themselves or posing risk to others due to intoxication or mental disorder. Includes policy for use of sobering cells, housing unit isolation cells, safety cells, and multi-use rooms. Outlines observation and medical attention requirements for various conditions.

Investigation of Crimes

Procedure for investigating criminal acts committed by inmates while incarcerated. Certain crimes investigated by D&C personnel, including misdemeanors, drug violations, minor assault, and ID theft. Other crimes investigated by the Eden Township Substation (ETS) with cases referred to the District Attorney for possible prosecution.

Inmate Death

Establishes uniform investigative and reporting procedures for inmate deaths. Division to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the circumstances leading up to, during and following every inmate death. Investigations will also be conducted by Eden Township Substation (ETS) and the Coroner’s Bureau. Establishes responsibilities for Watch Commander, Records, and Booking/ITR.

Facility Searches

Procedure for conducting unannounced and irregular searches/shakedowns of inmates, living quarters, and other areas with inmate access. Searches should “limit and avoid unnecessary force, embarrassment, or indignity” to inmates and only contraband should be seized. Search teams must include two members. All Facility Shakedown Reports are retained for one year.

Contraband Control

Procedure for detection and seizure of incoming contraband, including weapons, escape devices, and drugs. Glasses and legal papers are never contraband. Legal items with monetary value will be held and returned on release.

Evidence Processing

Procedure for packaging and processing evidence, including alcohol, biohazards, blood, urine tests, sexual assault kits, cash, explosives, drugs, knives, and photographs. Evidence will be packaged, labeled, locked in the evidence room, and documented. Cash should be counted in the presence of another deputy.

Control of Tools, Culinary Equipment and Medical Equipment

Policy for securing tools that can cause death or serious injury. All tools are inventoried and missing tools will be immediately reported to Watch Commander. Kitchen knives are engraved with serial numbers for the purpose of inventory.

Santa Rita Jail – Control of Firearms, Weapons, Ammunition and Armory

Policy for securing firearms, impact weapons, and ammunition. Use of force is a last resort and all pre-planned use is videotaped. Armory will maintain records of weapon access and use. Commanding Officer must authorize use of firearms and chemical agents. Inmates affected by O.C. spray must receive medical attention.

Santa Rita Jail – Cleaning Tool Inventory For Housing Floors/Units, Booking/ITR, and Kitchen Area

Policy for securing and inventorying cleaning tools.

Video Taping Equipment

Policy to videotape operational responses to any unusual occurrence, including movement of inmates to isolation and provision of medical care. Recordings will be retained for three years. Includes a list of available equipment and procedure for use.

Use of Restraints to Prevent Self-Injury, Injury to Others, Property Damage etc.

Policy for the use of restraints, used only as prevention of self-injury, injury to others, and property damage — never as punishment. Restrained inmates will be observed twice every half hour. Medical opinion is required within four hours, mental health within eight. Four and five-point restraints are disallowed.

Electronic Immobilization Devices

Policy for maintaining and storing Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs), including tasers. Use of CEWs restricted to trained and certified members.

Positional Asphyxia

Guidelines for use of restraints that could cause positional asphyxia (i.e., interference with breathing as a result of body position). Inmates in Maximum Prone Restraint (MPR) will be continuously monitored and restored to an upright position once controlled. MPR will not be used while transporting an inmate.

Inmate Telephone Monitoring/Recording

Policy to monitor outgoing inmate telephone calls and screen for potential security issues or criminal activity using the LazerPhone System. Conversations with legal counsel, physician, or religious advisor may not be monitored or recorded.

Selection of Housing Unit Inmate Workers

Procedure for screening and selecting inmate workers assigned to housing areas (“Pod Workers”), based on charges, classification, disciplinary history, release date, and account transactions.

Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility – Cleaning Inventory For Housing Floors/Units, Booking/ITR, and Kitchen Area

Policy for securing and inventorying cleaning tools.

Disciplinary Isolation

Outlines use of disciplinary isolation (DI) for serious rule violations. Inmates entitled to showers, exercise, attorney, telephone, personal and legal materials, medical observation three times per week. Inmates may not be held in DI more than thirty consecutive days. Deprivation of bedding/clothing must be reviewed by CO daily.

Mentally Disordered Inmates

Policy requiring mental/medical evaluation of inmates determined to have mental/emotional problems. Mentally disordered inmates kept separate from general population in Behavioral Health or Out-Patient Housing, with medical attention three times weekly. Outlines the privileges of such inmates, including legal and reading material, visitation, telephone, and program access.

Contract Agencies Inmates

Procedure for handling inmates from contract agencies, including federal inmates. Outlines the privileges of contract inmates including exercise time, literature access, library use, shower access, laundry service, medical care, telephone access, and program participation.

Special Inmate Management Plan

Requires a Special Inmate Management Plan to identify and categorize an inmates presenting a unique threat or security risk to himself/herself or others. Plan must be updated, reviewed and approved by Facility Commanding Officer as new information develops and will become a part of the inmate’s classification file.

General Security Post Orders and Master Event Schedule

Policy for use of Post Orders to ensure staff familiarity with duties. Newly assigned staff must read their associated order and sign a Post Order Log. Includes order list. Requires staff not in uniform to wear ID. Requires staff to prevent inmates from having control or authority over other inmates.

Lieutenant/Watch Commander Post Order

Outlines the duties of the Lieutenant/Watch Commanders, who is directly responsible to the facility Commanding Officer.

Sergeant/Shift/Supervisor Post Order

Outlines and describes the duties of the Sergeant, includes inspection and overview of inmate counts, housing, walkthroughs, observation logs, emergency calls, and inmate food temperature.

Intake, Transfer, Release, Booking and

Describes duties of Deputies assigned to Intake, Transfer and Release (ITR), including processing all inmates arrested or brought to the facility under competent authority without unnecessary delay, ensuring the inmates’ rights are met, medical intake is performed, and proper inmate food temperature is gauged.

Housing Unit Deputy Post Order

Detailed description of the responsibilities of the Housing Unit Deputy, including Person Searches, maintenance of Log Books, and hot food temperature testing prior to serving to inmates.

Security Movement Deputy Post Order

Details responsibilities of Security Movement Deputy, including appropriate paperwork, safety checks, and inmate restraint protocol.

Visiting/Search Team Post Order

Duties and requirements of Visiting/Search Team Deputies, including standards for visitor intake, and searches of visitors for contraband.

Medical Unit Security Deputy Post Order

Procedures and protocols for deputies assigned to the Out-Patient Housing Unit (OPHU), Clinic and related functions. Includes details on inmate rights and deputies’ required interactions with medical staff.

Food Service/Messhall Security Deputy

Food Service deputy is responsible for maintaining security in the food service area: controlling keys, tools, custody and supervision of inmates assigned to food service.

Rover Deputy Service Building Rover Deputy

Describes the duties of the Rover Deputy at Dyer, responsible for maintaining security and providing relief and assistance to Deputies as needed.

Intake Transfer, Release, Booking and Records

Procedures for Intake Technician (including Automated Jail Information System [AJIS] receipt and use of Advanced Technology Information Management System [ATIMS]), Clothing Room Technician, Property Technician, and Records (includes maintaining accurate schedules and lists of inmate court hearings, credits towards sentences, and protecting confidential information).

Housing Control Post Order

Describes the duties of the Housing Control Sheriff’s Technician, including locking/unlocking doors, inspecting communication systems, maintaining logs, inmate counts in the Advanced Technology Information Management System (ATIMS), and meal service temperature testing.

Central Control/Control Point 1 Post Order

Details duties of Deputies at Central Control (Dyer) and Control Point-1 (SRJ) for integrating various security and Deputy communication functions.

Reception Lobby Staff (CP-11/Lobby) Post Order

Details duties for Deputies assigned to Lobby at Dyer and Control Point-11 at SRJ, which are the main public entrances to the facilities and the main information points for posting bails and fines. Describes duties of Specialist Clerks, which include obtaining bail information from Records and receiving money and issuing receipts for inmate accounts.

Control Point 7 Post Order

Duties of Maximum Security Control Point, central control point for all movement in and out of the maximum security yard and the service tunnel. Includes security and communication functions in case of emergencies, such as monitoring panic alarms for Housing Units, Visiting Control Rooms, and the Administration Lobby.

Control Point 48 Post Order

Duties of Minimum and Medium-Security Control Point, which serves as an essential control point for all movement in and out of the medium and minimum yards, as well as control of the service gate adjacent to Housing Unit 31, and between the minimum and medium yards. Includes maintaining communication with the minimum, medium, and women’s housing control units and other Control Points to regulate movement from one area of the facility to another as well as monitoring panic alarms for Housing Units and Visitor Control Rooms

Entry Gate (CP-52) Post Order

Duties for Deputies assigned Entry Gate, including monitoring all vehicle traffic to determine purpose for entry, restricting access only to vehicles which meet facility requirements or have an escorting deputy to enter. Describes process for vendor/supply deliveries, service area dock passes, and alarm responses.

Minimum and Medium Yard Deputy Post Order

Duties of Minimum and Medium-Security Yard Deputies, including providing security in the outdoor yards.

Laundry Security Deputy Post Order

Outlines responsibilities of Laundry Security Deputy, including the security of the laundry unit, control of keys, custody and supervision of inmates assigned to the laundry unit.

Teaching and Loving Kids (T.A.L.K.) Program

Describes the duties of the Teaching and Loving Kids (T.A.L.K.) Program Deputy at SRJ, includes processing inmate applications, enrolling students, escorting inmates, and processing supply requests for instructors.

Parking Citations

Requires the Sheriff’s Office personnel to use “Alameda County Parking Violation Notice” to comply with Assembly Bill 408 when issuing parking citations, collecting fees and processing citation data at SRJ.

Special Projects Deputy Post Order

Describes duties of Special Projects Deputy, who serves as the liaison between the Sheriff’s Office, Building Maintenance Department (BMD), and General Services Agency (GSA) personnel for inter-departmental work order repair requests (PD-209s) generated throughout the jail. Provides logistical assistance to the liaison sergeant for the medical, mental health, and food service providers and performs minor repairs on safety equipment at SRJ.

Detail Office Deputy Post Order

Describes post of Detail Office Deputy, responsible for assigning inmates to work details and programs.

Fire/Life Safety Officer Post Order

Describes responsibilities of Fire/Life Safety Deputy, including performing all required monthly and quarterly facility-wide inspections of the physical plant, assisting in the planning and execution of quarterly fire drills, ensuring that all required inspection forms and documents are completed and maintained in an orderly manner. The Fire/Life Safety Deputy is also responsible for fire prevention regulations and practices to ensure the safety of staff, inmates and visitors.

Medical unit OB-GYN Security and Female

Describes the duties of the female deputy assigned to provide security for OB/GYN medical staff and the OB/GYN Clinic at SRJ, including gathering/maintaining/generating medical statistic reports. Includes detailed descriptions of what information goes into the reports.

Sandy Turner Educational Center Deputy

Describes the duties of the Inmate Services Deputy assigned to the Sandy Turner Educational Center (STEC) at SRJ.

John George Psychiatric Pavilion Security Deputy

Describes the duties associated with the position of Deputies who are assigned to the interview security positions regarding movement, staging and placement of inmates, assigned to attend video interviews, or interviews by outside agencies within the facility at SRJ.

Santa Rita Jail Ready Room Post Order

Orders for staff assigned to the Ready Room, whose duties include issuing and collecting Crowd Control Personal Protective Gear,completing the daily inmate pod logs, reviewing the daily General Observation Logs (GOL), completing any site clearances requested by the classification unit at SRJ, and issuing and maintaining possession of FasTrak.

Introduction to Intake, Transfer, Release and Records

Overview of Intake, Transfer and Release (ITR) area used for transfers, intakes, and court remands. ITR includes the public lobby and Records. Policy documents capacity for holding cells and other areas.

Compliance with Section 40304.5 of the California Vehicle Code

Policy requiring that persons arrested for fewer than three traffic warrants be allowed to post bail and not be booked, photographed, or fingerprinted. Arrestee is entitled to three hours and three phone calls.

Self Surrenders

Policy for acceptance of persons surrendering themselves into custody in the Reception Lobby.

Bail Surrender

Policy for acceptance of persons surrendered by their bail depositor, including in-custody individuals.

Courtesy Housing

Policy for granting law enforcement agency requests for overnight housing of inmates being transfered through the county. Such prisoners will be medically screened but not classified.

Inmate Release Process

Overview of the inmate release process, including a warrant check, identity confirmation, return of money and property, and provision of welfare clothing. Includes procedure for inmates with outstanding grievances or pending medical follow-up.

Citation Release

Procedure for citation releases involving some misdemeanor offenses. Includes a list of exempt offense. Does not apply to individuals who require medical examination or care (incl. inebriated offenders), are likely to resume the offense, will not verify their identity, or will not sign the citation.

Citation Release Form Procedures

Procedure for issuing manual and electronic jail citations. Jail citations are not used for non-custody matters (e.g. parking tickets).

P.C. 849(b) Release Procedure

Policy for release of prisoners at the request of the arresting officer or officer’s agency. Includes individuals with insufficient grounds for criminal complaint or arrested for intoxication only. Such persons will not be accepted into ACSO custody with a signed PC 849(b) form.

Accelerated Release – Section 4024.1 of the Penal Code

Policy to reduce population at Santa Rita Jail through early release of prisoners serving Alameda County court sentences. Invoked when inmate count exceeds facility bed capacity. Acceleration may not exceed 10% of an inmates original sentence.

Removal for Medical/Mental Treatment Per P.C. 4011.5 and 4011.6

Procedure for compliance with court-ordered medical treatment or mental health evaluation/treatment. Forthwith evaluations will be conducted at ACSO detention facility by Physician, Physician’s Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner. Medical provider will submit written objection to Utilization Review Committee if a court order is unsound or unnecessary.

Penal Code 4011.7 and 4011.9 Releases

Procedure for removing the guard from inmates confined to hospitals. The Intake, Transfer and Release (ITR) Sergeant is responsible for reviewing inmate’s file and requesting their release from supervision if appropriate. Inmates are eligible if their offense was a misdemeanor, they are physically unable to escape, or do not constitute a danger.

Inmate Property – Handling and Storage

Procedure for receipt, storage, and release of inmate property and money. Includes a list of property not accepted. Inmates may release property or money to an outside person, may exchange clothing 24-hours a day. Includes procedure for investigation of lost property.

Unclaimed Inmate Property Purging

Procedure for ongoing disposal of unclaimed inmate property after the preparation of a “Found Property Letter” and subsequent 120-day waiting period. Requires a one year waiting period for the property of deceased persons.

Bail/Fine – Paid in Full

Procedure for acceptance of bail and fines using one of multiple approved payment methods. Imposes additional requirements for receipt of sums exceeding $10k cash.

Release of Inmate and/or CORI Information

Policy for releasing inmate information, including state and local Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI). Booking, housing, classification, court, and prior offender information may only be used for official purposes by authorized, trained personnel. Most information is confidential, requires the use of Information Release Consent Forms.

Release and Handling of State and Local Rap Sheet Information

Policy limiting the release of information from California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS). All such information is considered confidential. CII (Criminal Investigation & Identification) rap sheet information may not be used for employment, licensing, or certificate clearances.

Disposition of Court Proceedings and Telephone Court Orders

Policy precluding personnel from acting on any court order not received directly from a judge or assigned court in writing. Orders received by phone can only be accepted by a Watch Commander and involve a special verification procedure.

Court Identification and Release Orders

Procedure for processing individuals ordered by the court to have identification verified. All such verifications will take place at Santa Rita Jail using the Identix fingerprint equipment. The subject shall not be placed in a holding cell or with other inmates.

Processing of State Parole Violators

Policy for return of State prisoners to State institutions. Prisoners in most of six listed categories will be released if they are not picked up by the State after a County case is disposed. Holds may be requested when a parolee is charged with a felony or has absconded.


Policy for accepting “weekenders,” individuals sentenced to serve a county jail sentence in incremental periods of time. Weekenders earn work/good time credits, and cannot be forced to accept work assignments. Includes procedure for defendants who fail to appear or arrive late.

Federal Holds – United States Marshal Prisoners

Policy to accept prisoners being held only on non-arraigned federal charges. Such prisoners will be transferred as soon as possible and must be transported by the arresting agency.

Section 1026 of the Penal Code Commitments

Policy forbidding the acceptance of inmates committed to confinement in a State Hospital for treatment. In the event that a court orders acceptance, the inmate will not appear on the facility count or within Advanced Technology Information Management System (ATIMS) and the CO will be advised.

Civil Commitment

Policy to accept individuals committed under Civil Code Sections only, including witnesses. Such inmates must be processed, transported, housed, and fed separately.

Service of Civil Process on Inmates

Policy to receive and serve all compliant legal process for inmates. Civil process will never be accepted by mail.

Sentence Computation

Policy for computing inmate time, including earned or forfeited good time and work time credits. Outlines prisoner entitlement to work time credit. Records Deputy will calculate projected release date to determine if inmate is due for release.

Processing PC 1381 Requests

Policy establishing the responsibility of timekeeper to monitor bookings and determine those eligible for speedy trial due to unsentenced holds in another county. Outlines procedure for filing a 1381 PC request with the county where the warrant is held.


Policy for recording, compiling, and reporting inmate population statistics, including records on admission, processing, and releases. Reports are compiled by the billing/statistics clerk daily, with monthly and year end recapitulation.

Record Sealing

Policy permitting individuals found factually innocent to request that their related record of arrest be sealed or destroyed. Outlines the compliance procedure for the Records Deputy.

In-Custody Warrant Service

Procedure for servicing local, intra-state, and inter-state warrants on inmates. Other counties will be given five court days to five calendar days to pick up the prisoner, depending on the warrant and distance of court.

Court Calendar Conflicts

Procedure for inmates scheduled for multiple courts, or medical and court appointments, on the same date and time. Court appearances take precedent over medical appointments, except in emergencies, court ordered psychological evaluations, and appointments essential to inmate’s health.

Removal Orders

Procedure for receiving and processing removal orders demanding that an inmate be released to another county. Orders will not be accepted if an inmate has been sentenced to state prison or has a local unsentenced case. Includes protocol for the return of previously demanded inmates.

Technical Escape

Procedure for returning inmates who were released by error to custody. Intake, Transfer and Release (ITR) Sergeant will attempt to obtain voluntary return. Outlines requests to be made of local police, agencies holding original warrants, and/or county clerks.

Obtaining Evidence From Inmate’s Person or Property

Policy for physical examination, handling, and obtaining evidence from an inmate or their property. Evidence from an inmate’s body or property may not be released to another agency without written court order or search warrant.

Applicant Fingerprints


Scope of Intake, Classification and Medical Screening Procedures

Procedure for initial intake, classification, and medical screening. Newly processed inmates are entitled to a receipt for property, three phone calls, and assistance notifying family. Inmates are interviewed to determine medical/dental, mental health, and drug treatment requirements as well as risk for sexual victimization.

Issuing Blankets in Intake, Transfer and Release

Procedure for loading and unloading transportation vehicles. Deputies will control the movement of prisoners and verify their identifies using disposition sheets, Automated Jail Information System (AJIS) movement identification cards, and armbands. Outlines procedure for resolving count discrepancies.

Transportation Vehicle Loading and Off-Loading

Policy for booking all new arrestees in a timely manner. Requires that Intake, Transfer and Release (ITR) Sergeant review the status of any prisoner in custody for a period of four or more hours and still awaiting fingerprint verification from Criminal Identification Bureau.

Timely Booking

Policy to prosecute inmates who commit a public offense. Such offenses are to be reported to the California Department of Justice and constitute a secondary/meta crime under Penal Code Section 653.75.

Commission of Public Offense While in Custody

Procedure for identifying housing and special handling requirements for inmates using adhesive color dots on custody dispositions (dispo). Lists the color codes in use.

Inmate Disposition Identifiers (Facility and

Procedure for transfer of case and medical records from one facility to another simultaneous to inmate transfer, or within 72 hours. If health of inmate may be adversely affected by delay, receiving facility must be notified by telephone. Requires that health care providers be given a list of new arrivals.

Inter-Facility Transfer of Inmate Case File and

Procedural guidelines for conducting in-custody civil interviews and depositions. Inmates are not required to participate in these interviews and may consult counsel. The interview must not have a detrimental effect on the inmate’s safety or court appearances.

Inmate Interviews and Dispositions in Civil Matters

Policy for removal of inmate jewelry. Non-removable jewelry will be cut off with inmate consent or when the jewelry could be used to inflict injuries.

Inmate Jewelry

Policy prohibiting artificial hairpieces, including wigs, hair extensions, braids, and hair ornaments. Inmates will be given thirty days to remove semi-permanent hairpieces and the Commanding Officer may designate exceptions to this guideline.

Artificial Hairpieces

Policy to provide detention space and services for Federal Bureau of Prisons inmates. Such inmates will have the same rights, privileges, and living conditions as other prisoners.

Bureau of Prisons Inmates (Federal)

Procedure for granting inmate access to video interviews, arraignments, and hearings. Video telecommunications are part of the court process and subject to attorney/client confidentiality.

Video Interviews – Two Way Audio-Visual

Procedure for handling subpoenas requiring the attendance of a witness, typically the Litigation Sergeant, and certain records. If the request cannot be fulfilled, the Litigation Sergeant will notify the requesting party. The district attorney handling a case will be notified of subpoenas from defense attorneys.


Procedure for handling a Subpoena DUCES TECUM from a defense attorney. Responding is typically the responsibility of the Litigation Sergeant at Santa Rita Jail.

Blood Withdrawal Program

Procedure for working with VBS Services, a contractor used by other agencies for blood withdrawal from arrestees. Specimens are handed off to a courier from Analysis and Toxicology Consulting (ATC).

Federal Medical Intakes

Procedure for accepting inmates who require medical treatment. Requires approval from the healthcare provider and Watch Commander. Outlines federal payments made to ACSO for housing inmates. Requires a Consolidated Arrest Report (CAR) be completed during intake.

Digital Booking Camera Operation

Instructions for use of the Cogent Mugshot System (CMS) photo camera equipment used during intake to photograph prisoners. Additionally requires photographing of tattoos and scars.

Penal Code Section 1275

Procedure for honoring 1275 PC court orders directing ACSO not to accept bail for an inmate until the court has been convinced that it was not feloniously obtained.

Confidentiality of Inmate Information by Consultants, Contract Personnel and Volunteers

Policy requiring that all consultants, contract personnel, and volunteers receive a documented orientation and provide written agreement to abide by facility’s policies on confidentiality of information. Requires a “Consultant/Contract Personnel/Volunteer Agreement” when an outside agent is approved to enter a facility.

Inmate Access to Case Record Information

Procedure for inmate access to their case records. Disciplinary record requests must be approved by the Classification Disciplinary Deputy, with denial based on lack of specificity or potential harm. Requests should specify a case number or date of occurrence.

Press Access to the 24-Hour Activity Log

Policy for making available non-confidential information from the Watch Commander’s 24-Hour Activity Log. These logs are maintained for 72 hours and then moved to the Watch Commander’s office for six months.

Retrieval of Fluid Samples and Prints under the authority of 290 and 296 P.C.

Procedure for ensuring the collection of saliva samples, finger prints, and blood specimens from inmates convicted under section 290 or 296 Penal Code (i.e., “sex offenders”) or arrested for Felony or wobbler offense. Physical force will be not used to retrieve samples without a court order.

Fast ID / Web ID System

Procedure for using the Fast ID / Web ID system during booking, intake, and release processes. This system registers or confirms inmate fingerprints in a Cogent/LiveScan database.

City Jail Transfers

Procedure for transfer of prisoners from outside agencies to Glenn E. Dyer. Personal clothing will be listed on an Automated Jail Information System (AJIS) form, given to the prisoner.

1610 PC & 2964 PC Commitments from CONREP

Procedure for accepting 1610 Penal Code (PC) and 2964 PC persons from Conditional Release Program (CONREP) to Glenn E. Dyer.

Release to Another Agency

Procedure for release of inmates to an outside agency with proper documentation, verification, review and transfer of relevant documentation.

Priority Booking for Arresting Agencies

Procedure for assisting an outside agency with a priority booking or forced blood draw. Requires that an arrestee be cleared for incarceration by medical staff and, in the event of mental health concerns, Criminal Justice Mental Health (CJMH) staff.

Mass Arrest Booking Procedure

Procedure for processing 25+ individuals arrested at protests in an expedited manner. Typically takes place at Santa Rita Jail with arrestees kept in close proximity to their property. A warrant check is conducted within thirty minutes of identification.

Classification PREA Requirements

Policy for handling inmates in accordance with Prison Rape Elimination Act, preventing harassment, discrimination, abuse, and retaliation. Requires that new inmates receive risk assessments for abusiveness/victimization. Involuntary segregation only used as a last resort. Outlines procedure for handling transgender/intersex inmates and those cooperating with investigations into sexual abuse.

Santa Rita Jail – Housing Unit Classification

Requires a Housing Classification Detail document to be updated and distributed on at least a monthly basis, or as frequently as necessary to accurately reflect the actual housing configuration of Santa Rita Jail.

Classification Records

Policy for storing and securing classification records, including disciplinary reports, custody cards, and incident reports. Disciplinary reports will not be released without court order. Custody cards are retained for at least five years.

Emergency Release/Removal

Policy for the temporary release, or supervised removal, of qualifying inmates with a family emergency. Outlines the process for approval of release/removal and the factors that determine eligibility. If time is of the essence, the on-duty watch commander may authorize immediate release/removal.

Medical and Mental Health Care

Policy for providing health care to inmates. Outlines costs to inmate, no denial of care due to inability to pay. Contracted medical provider prepares policies, procedures, and programs; writes quarterly reports. Requires that all staff be trained to respond to medical situations within 4 minutes.

Sick, Dental and Pill Call

Policy for conducting sick, dental, and pill calls. Outlines patient requests for health care using the Medical Request Form and the limits of dental care for non-medically necessary and pre-existing conditions. Psychotropic medications are not to be used as a chemical restraint.

OB-GYN Clinic and Pregnant or Postpartum Inmates

Policy for provision of medical care to pregnant or postpartum inmates at SRJ. Pregnancy tests available to all female inmates. Pregnant or postpartum inmates offered comprehensive counseling. Outlines special precautions required to prevent injury, inmate meals, inmate clothing, outdoor exercise, and bunk assignment. Forbids restriction of access to abortion.

Infectious Disease Notification Requirements

Procedure for notifying individuals who may have been exposed to infectious disease. Allows for the isolation of inmates for medical reasons using the Outpatient Housing Unit. Limits the availability of medical information to staff, sometimes including the nature of an inmates illness.

Suicide Prevention

Policy to identify suicide risks and prevent suicide attempts by inmates. Outlines procedure for responding to suicide gestures and attempts.

Sexual Assaults in Custody

Policy for identifying, reporting, intervening in, and investigating sexual assault of inmates. Assault may be reported to ACSO staff or the Highlands Sexual Assault Center, which does not have to disclose to ACSO. Victim is entitled to immediate medical care and a victim advocate. Includes overview of evidence collection and handling.

Transportation of Inmates to Scheduled Mental and/or Medical Appointments

Procedure for transport of inmates to mental and/or medical appointments. Inmates may not refuse transport but may refuse treatment. Physical force cannot be used to compel inmates to travel.

Hospital Runs/Delivery of Discharge Orders to Medical Staff

Procedure for delivering a physician’s “discharge order” which contains further treatment or follow-up instructions. Must be hand delivered to medical staff immediately upon returning to the jail.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Policy establishing procedure for the maintenance and replacement of tools to utilize on victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Requires monthly inspections, documented on the AED Check List form, and daily inspections, documented on the medical staff’s daily checklist.

Inmate, Staff and Public Medical Emergencies

Procedure for responding to medical emergencies. Staff trained to respond to all medical emergencies within four minutes. Outlines information staff must provide to responding medical staff and steps required to utilize ambulance or other medical transport services.

Mental Health Referral Form

Procedure for referral of inmates for psychiatric services, using a Mental Health Referral Form.

Injuries to S.W.A.P. (Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program) Participants

Procedure for responding to and documenting injuries to Weekender Work Program/Work-In-Lieu participants. Includes a statement of advisement that must be signed by the injured.

Fasting Inmates

Procedure for monitoring an inmate who refuses nourishment for a prolonged period. Requires Housing Unit Deputies to maintain a log on the fasting inmate.

Orthopedic or Prosthetic Devices and Other Medically Approved Items

Policy for inmates needing a medical device, including crutches, wheelchairs, and braces. The Commanding Officer may deprive an inmate of a device only if probable cause of security risk exists. This requires a memorandum detailing the circumstances and the inmate is entitled to a petition for return of the device.

A.I.D.S. Testing of Inmates

Policy for reporting exposure to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and obtaining blood samples from inmates. Outlines the procedure for requesting and appealing HIV tests. Includes additional requirements for inmates registered under 290 PC (“sex offender”).


Policy for control and inventory of wheelchairs, aimed at minimizing removal of wheelchairs from the facilities.

Private Medical Treatment for Inmates

Policy for complying with court order to transport inmate to private medical facility within Alameda County. Requires court order. Outlines costs to the inmate for mileage and staff time.

Court Ordered Inmate Blood Samples

Procedure for processing court orders directing inmates to submit blood samples. Physical force will not be used to force inmate to submit a sample, but a court may order that inmate be transported to Highland Hospital to obtain sample.

Medical Quality Assurance Process for the Detention and Corrections Inmate Health Care System

Policy for monitoring the quality of inmate health care through the use of a Quality Assurance Medical Consultant, Adult Medical Inmate Services (AIMS) Review Panel, Contract Chart Auditor, and Clinical Mortality Review Panel. Requires annual inspection of health and safety conditions at all facilities, biennial inspections of jails, and accreditations.

CPAP Machines /Batteries

Policy for use and maintenance of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines for inmates with sleep apnea.

PREA Mandated Medical and Mental Health Services

Procedure for screening inmates for history of sexual abuse perpetration or victimization. Inmates sexually abused in custody will receive timely access to emergency contraception, pregnancy tests, and STI prevention and testing. Such inmates are additionally entitled to post-release services.

Food Service Program

Policy for management of facility Food Service Program by a Food Service Manager, including menu planning, dietary requirements, and training of staff and inmates. Outlines inspection and auditing duties of the administrative kitchen deputy and kitchen sergeant. Requires that menus be planned and available for review five weeks in advance.

Inmate Meal Service

Policy for three daily inmate meals lasting at least twenty minutes. Prohibits withholding or alteration of food as a form of punishment. New inmates and inmates in court will receive a bag meal. Includes the procedure for calibrating thermometers and auditing records in the housing control red book.

Inmate Special Diets

Policy for the provision of special diets, including those prescribed by medical staff, relating to religious beliefs, or vegetarianism. Outlines the procedure for prescription of a therapeutic diet or request of a religious diet, including kosher and halal, which must be approved by the Chaplain.

Alternative Meal Service for Disciplinary Actions

Procedure for meal service for inmates confined to disciplinary isolation. The Disciplinary Isolation (DI) Diet should not exceed 72 hours without written approval from medical staff and facility Commanding Officer, and in no case exceed seven days.

Sanitation Schedule

Policy for ensuring effective housekeeping, including informal inspections of housing units and holding cells. Requires hourly inspection of holding cells and regular cleaning. Lists janitorial and inmate cleaning tasks.

Safety and Sanitation Inspections

Policy for ensuring sanitation and safety procedures are followed, including formal inspections, informal inspections, and pest control inspections. List the responsibilities of various staff.

Inmate Hygiene

Policy requiring that inmates have access to articles necessary for for personal hygiene — including soaps, tampons, razors, and nail clippers — shower facilities and hair care service. Establishes inmate freedom in regards to personal grooming. Includes procedure for inmate hair cut requests and requests for tampons.

Linen/Clothing Issue and Exchange

Procedure for issuing and exchanging inmate clothing, bedding, and linens. Establishes items provided to inmates, including special items for pregnant inmates and protective clothing such as boots and jackets required for work detail.

Contaminated Clothing, Bedding and Linen Procedure

Procedure for handling of clothing, bedding, and linen to control contamination by pests. Requires the use of labeled red plastic bags to transport contaminated items.

Cleaning and Storage of Inmate Personal Clothing

Procedure for inspecting and cleaning new inmate clothing during intake. Clothing determined to contain pests will be decontaminated.

Trash Procedure and Schedule

Procedure for the daily removal of liquid and solid rubbish to maintain good sanitary conditions. Refuse must be promptly removed from inmate cells. Includes special handling of “secure garbage” that pose security hazards if left accessible to inmates.

Housing Unit Cleaning Chemical Procedures

Policy for controlling inmate access to chemicals used in cleaning housing units. Prohibits inmate possession of, or exposure to, concentrated cleaning chemicals.

Janitorial Duties For Weekender Work Program and Work-In-Lieu Participants

Policy listing the duties of workers assigned to the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (S.W.A.P.) and the Work-In-Lieu Program.

Disciplinary Procedure

Policy for inmate disciplinary procedure and punitive actions. Outlines disciplinary reporting process, inmate hearings, appeals process, and inmate rights. Limits sanctions for rule violations to 60 days per incident. Establishes strict requirements for report, documentation, hearings, and appeals.

Inmate Rules and Regulations

Policy outlining categories of violations and their recommended punishments. All new inmates must be given a written copy of facility rules in either English, Spanish, or Braille, and be shown an orientation video.

Inmate Grievance Procedure

Details policy towards inmate grievances. Creates two categories of grievances – formal and informal — and two categories of formal grievances: emergency (pertaining to sexual abuse and harassment) and standard (all others). Outlines procedure for providing inmates with grievance forms and the order of operations and chain of command for investigating and responding to inmate grievances.

Inmate Writs

Procedure for handling and routing inmate writs. Writ forms shall be supplied to inmates.

Protection From Harm

Policy to protect inmates from abuse, injury, property damage, and harassment.

Inmate Correspondence and Mail Regulations

States all legitimate mail sent to/from inmates in Alameda County Jail facilities shall be delivered to addressees without undue delay, in accordance with security regulations of the jail. Outlines varieties of access to mail services for inmates, including indigent inmates. Sets mail specifications and defines categories such as prohibitive mail and privileged correspondence.


Establishes and outlines the process and guidelines for attorneys, attorney assistants, investigators, medical examiners, individuals approved by the Watch Commander working with drug treatment and other rehabilitation programs who may interview inmates during normal facility operating hours.

Inmate Visiting

Outlines inmates’ right to visitors and policies that may curtail those rights. Defines Rules and procedures for visitors, including different types of visits, and visiting hours for certain facilities. High risk inmates in Administrative Isolation receive the same visiting privileges as general population inmates.

Inmate Telephone Access

Policy for Inmate phone use, including Pro-Per inmates, emergency phone calls, court ordered telephone calls, telecommunication devices for the deaf, and defines what constitutes phone abuse. States that All inmates, including those in Administrative Isolation (A/I) and Protective Custody (P/C), will be provided reasonable and equitable access to telephones.

Inmate Newspaper Subscriptions

Describes the procedure for and policy around inmates obtaining private newspaper subscriptions and Inmate Welfare Fund newspapers.

AT&T Language Line, A.C.S.O. Point Book

Outlines process for determining the native language of all non-English speaking inmates during the Intake, Transfer, and Release (ITR) process. Policy affords non-English speaking inmates an opportunity to identify service-related and hygiene needs using a “Point Book.” Allows for the inmate to be communicated with in their native language using the Lionbridge Language Line, when all other means of communication have been exhausted unsuccessfully.

Introduction to Inmate Services

Establishes an Inmate Welfare Fund to provide programs and services to inmates which include, but are not limited to, social services, religious services, recreation and leisure time activities, and library services consistent with security and classification limitations. Specifies responsibilities of the Inmate Services Unit.

Inmate Operational Programs

Discusses optional educational, vocational, and other services, as well as non-mandatory rehabilitation or treatment programs available to inmates in custody. Inmates may not be required to participate in programs, nor penalized for refusing to participate.

Inmate Orientation

Mandates an inmate orientation within 72 hours of arrival. Outlines minimum required content of orientation video and the protocol for showing it to newly booked inmates.

Volunteer Services and Programs

Outlines specific lines of authority, responsibility, and accountability for all volunteer services and programs. Authorizes volunteer groups working within D&C to be allowed access to inmates to provide religious, recreational, and educational services. Volunteers may perform professional services only when they are certified, licensed, or qualified to do so. All services and activities must be conducted within the security requirements of the facility.

Commissary Procedure

Establishes a commissary to allow inmates to purchase items which are not jail-issued. Outlines protocols and procedures for use of vending machines as well as bag-in order form processes. Establishes guidelines and rights to purchase maintenance kits from commissary for newly booked inmates, indigent inmates, as well as special Administrative Isolation (A/I) classification bags for A/I inmates.

Religious Programming

Establishes policy to provide adequate space and equipment to conduct and administer facility religious programs. Restates inmates right to participate in practices of their religious faith. Establishes and empowers chaplains to plan, direct, and supervise religious programming. Sets rights, requirements, and parameters for chaplains and religious programming.

Library Services

Outlines procedure for providing inmates with access to library material. Describes library material selection procedure and criteria. Establishes restrictions on inmate book and periodical possession.

Educational Program Planning

Policy for offering, tracking, and admitting inmates to accredited and comprehensive academic programs in Literacy training, Communication skills (reading, writing, speech, etc.), Basic mathematics, Life-skills training, and High school equivalency testing.

Vocational Training Programs

Policy regarding enrollment, program eligibility, program evaluation, continuation, course evaluation, and types of vocational training programs. Names 6 possible programs: Baking, Food Services, Cosmetology, Barbering, Employability, and Computer Basics.

Social Service Programs

Policy and Procedure for providing inmates with access to social service programs while incarcerated, to prepare for treatment, education, shelter, food, and employment upon release. Includes substance abuse education for drug and alcohol addiction, vocational education and preparation for employment, parenting programs, and doula services.

Recreation and Inmate Activity Program and 2A-66, 5A-01, 5C-01,

Requires facility to provide a comprehensive recreational and activities program that includes leisure time activities comparable to those within the community. Specifies procedure for inmate participation and access to recreational activities at Dyer and SRJ. Establishes a recreation supervisor in charge of facilities, equipment, and program evaluation.

Inmate Entertainment Systems

Provides televisions for inmate use and describes listing of available channels and video broadcast schedules for inmate orientation and special programming.

Retention/Destruction of Records

Establishes criteria for the purge and destruction of records maintained by the Inmate Services unit. Inmate Services personnel shall maintain the original copies of criminal history information, site clearances, accounting records for the Inmate Welfare Fund (IWF), reports, logs, memos, and other documentation until such time that they qualify for purging and destruction.

Services for Released Inmates

Describes procedures governing the issuing of bus and BART tickets for released, indigent inmates, as well as tracking and processing the issuance of the tickets. Applies only to the Santa Rita Jail (SRJ).

Teaching and Loving Kids (T.A.L.K.) Program

Offers a parenting class to minimum-security inmates which includes special contact/extended visits between parent and child for the essential maintenance of their relationship. States that inmates who participate in this program shall have access to educational materials and counseling. This class is only provided to minimum-security inmates, and is held solely at the SRJ.

Notary Public Services

Policy establishes notary public services for all inmates. Provides procedure for inmates to access these services at Dyer and SRJ.

Pro-Per Inmates

Outlines rights and privileges of inmates granted “In Propia Persona” or “Pro Se” status by the court.

Legal Assistance Program

Policy that provides Legal Assistance Program to aid inmates in accessing legal counsel and the courts.

Inmate Marriages

Policy states that inmates may be married while in the custody of the ACSO at SRJ or Dyer. All weddings will be conducted in visiting booths, during normal visiting hours, in accordance with standard visiting procedures. Federal Inmates must submit a written request to the United States Marshal’s Service.

Inmate Tape Players and MP3 Players

Rules governing the registration, tracking, and use of authorized MP3 players.

Emergency Evacuation Plan

Requires a written evacuation plan to be used in the event of fire, disturbance, or major emergency at the Sandy Turner Education Facility.

Inmate Welfare Credit Card

Establishes credit cards to be used to acquire goods, supplies, services or training related to Inmate Welfare Fund services. Establishes which positions receive credit cards along with use instructions and spending limits.

Santa Rita Jail Youth Educational Program

Creates the Santa Rita Jail Youth Educational Program.

Introduction to the Sheriff’s Work Alternative

Outlines sentence computation, definitions, and procedures for Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP). Defines SWAP as manual labor to improve or maintain public facilities, including: manual labor supporting non-profit organizations approved by the Sheriff’s Office or graffiti cleanup for local government entities.

Introduction to the Sheriff’s Work Alternative

Guidelines used to determine prisoner eligibility and participation in the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP).

Applicant Referral

Procedures for applicants referred to the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP)

Application Procedure

Outlines in detail procedures for court referrals to apply to the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP).

Supervision of Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program

Procedure for supervising Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP) participants. Includes guidelines for job site supervisor, contract agencies, and policies for handling injuries and law enforcement action at SWAP job sites.

Program Termination

Procedure for terminating participants from the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP). Requires court notification of all program terminations.

Job Site Contracts

Procedure for contracts made between public entities or non-profit organizations and the Sheriff Office for the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP).

Injuries to S.W.A.P. (Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program) Participants

Policy and procedure for when a Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP) participant is injured at an ACSO job site or a contracted non-ACSO job site. Details the Inmate Statement of Advisements inmates must sign prior to participating.

Out-of-County Transfers

Procedures for out-of-county work alternative program court referrals to apply to the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP).

Standards of Conduct

Standards of professional conduct, protocols, and prohibited behaviors for Transportation personnel.

Training Requirements

Policy requiring adequate training and proper licensing of all badge personnel assigned to Transportation.

Work Schedules

Outlines policy regarding shift assignments and rotation, and exchanging shifts.

Employee Job Responsibilities and Assignments

Chain of Command and work responsibilities and assignments for all Transportation personnel.

Employee Leave

Procedures for taking vacation, sick leave, and personal leave consistent with terms of Memorandums of Understanding and Agency policy.

Video Display Terminal Operator Orientation

Discusses ergonomic issues and potential staff injury as a result of prolonged use of video display terminals.

Vehicle Inspections

Procedure requiring and detailing the pre-use inspection for safety and mechanical defects by the assigned driver for every transportation vehicle used to transport inmates.

Vehicle Breakdowns/Accidents

Outlines procedures for when a transport vehicle experiences mechanical failure or is involved in an accident.

Vehicle Cleaning and Maintenance

Vehicle cleaning and maintenance procedures and responsibilities.

Restraining Devices/Barriers

Establishes requirements for deputies to utilize available mechanical restraints or physical barriers in every instance where prisoners are transported.

Use of Cellular Telephones

Cellphone use policy for personnel.

On-Loading and Off-Loading Procedures

Outlines the required procedures for managing the transfer of prisoners and paperwork to and from jail and court facilities.

Disabled Prisoners

Outlines procedures for handling and transporting prisoners, who are physically disabled and unable to be transported by conventional means, to court or to other facilities.

Prisoner Property

Procedures for receiving and transferring inmate property at facilities within and outside of Alameda County.

Prisoner Medical Emergency

Establishes procedures for prisoner medical emergencies which occur on Transportation vehicles. States policy that “every precaution shall be taken to prevent medical emergencies by evaluating obvious health problems of inmates at the jail or courts”

Medical/Psychiatric Referrals

Establishes procedures for processing prisoners referred by the court for emergency medical/psychiatric evaluation, and for the routing of applicable records.

Removal Orders

Establishes procedures for accepting and processing removal orders, and the logistics of picking up and bringing prisoners into our facilities on such removal orders; includes Emergency-Investigative Removal Orders (EIRO), Mental Competence Removal Orders (MCRO), Investigative Removal Orders (IRO), and Family Law Removal Orders (FLRO).


Office and Transportation procedures for accepting and processing legal documents pertaining to court commitments, and the logistics of delivering sentenced prisoners with commitments.

Commercial Airline Travel

Procedures for utilizing commercial airline travel to transport prisoners to and from statewide facilities.

Transporting Juveniles

Transportation procedures and responsibilities for transporting juveniles housed in juvenile hall or in adult detention facilities.

Daily Log

Requires transportation deputies to complete a daily log showing each activity performed during their workday.

Reimbursement of Expenses

Policies for billing and paying expense reimbursements incurred by Transportation and by individual deputies for out-of-county transportation of inmates for Meals and Lodging, State Prison Commitments, and Writs of Habeas Corpus.

Ambuvan Procedures

Policy and procedure that requires ambuvans or other vehicles equipped with a wheelchair lift to be utilized whenever an inmate is physically incapable of boarding or disembarking a Transportation vehicle without assistance from another person.

Fuel Credit Cards

Establish authorization and procedures for the use of Agency fuel credit cards.

Mutual Aid Call-Outs

Establishes parameters and procedures for the use of Sheriff’s Transportation vehicles during mutual aid call-out events, such as transporting prisoners following a mass arrest.

Storage, Assignment and Inventory of Shotguns

Policy and procedure for the control, inventory, assignment, and storage of shotguns assigned to the Transportation Unit. Assigns responsibility to the Transportation Unit Sergeant.

D&C Management Organizational Chart

Organizational chart of administrative and management positions within D&C.

01.02 Attachment A09/01/2012
SRJ Management Organizational Chart

Organizational chart of administrative and management positions within SRJ.

01.02 Attachment B
GEDDF Management Organizational Chart

Organizational chart of administrative and management positions within GEDDF

01.02 Attachment C03/13/2018
D&C Policy and Procedure Tracking Form

Form with instructions for revising an existing directive or proposing a new one.

01.07 Attachment
Inmate Declaration to News Media Contact Form

Form through which an inmate is notified that a member of the news media is requesting to interview or photograph them. Inmate declines or consents on the form and signs/dates before a witness.

01.09 Attachment A11/21/2016
Inmate Disability Evaluation Form

Inmate Disability Evaluation Form (ADA services Attachment 1)

01.14 Attachment 106/01/2017
Petition for Return of Prosthesis

Blank petition form for inmates to challenge in court a Commanding Officer’s refusal of the inmates request for the return of their medical prosthesis. Includes section for Commanding Officer’s reason for refusal.

01.14 Attachment 10
Video Tablet Check-Out Log

Control log for checking out/in video tablets.

01.14 Attachment 11
Disability Tracking Form

Disability Tracking Form (ADA services Attachment 2)

01.14 Attachment 206/01/2017
Disability Request for Accommodations

Disability Request for Accommodations (ADA services Attachment 3)

01.14 Attachment 3
ADA Coordinator Review Form

ADA Coordinator Review Form (ADA Services Attachment 4)

01.14 Attachment 4
ADA Coorindator/Inmate of Record of Contact

ADA Coordinator/Inmate of Record of Contact (ADA Services Attachment 5)

01.14 Attachment 5
Accommodations for Hearing Impaired

Alameda County and ACSO’s policy regarding ADA accommodations for persons with hearing impairments. (ADA Services Attachment 6)

01.14 Attachment 6
Explanation of the Booking Process

A detailed and straightforward explanation of the Booking Process for new arrestees. (ADA Services Attachment 7)

01.14 Attachment 7
Addendum to Pre-Booking: Hearing Impaired Inmate Services

Additional intake form for inmates with hearing impairments. (ADA Services Attachment 8)

01.14 Attachment 8
Text Telephone (TDD) Check-Out Log

Control log for checking out/in TDD, TTY, and videophone devices.

01.14 Attachment 9
Automated External Defibrillator Checklist

Daily checklist for inspection of AED and supplies.

13.10 Attachment 1
Automated External Defibrillator Use Notification

Form completed after each use of AED to document intervention, including number of defibrillations delivered and notification of medical director.

13.10 Attachment 2
Mental Health Referral Form

A form completed by staff who suspect an inmate of suffering from a mental disorder.

13.12 Attachment
Fasting Inmate Log

Log for documentation of food and liquids consumed by a fasting inmate.

13.14 Attachment
Notification of Responsibility for Alternative Medical Care Costs Document

Form completed by the Medical Liaison Sergeant advising inmate of their rights and responsibilities if they obtain private medical treatment.

13.18 Attachment A
ITR Holding Cell Cleaning Log

Log for tracking Intake, Transfer and Release (ITR) deputy inspections and cleaning.

15.01 Attachment
Disciplinary Procedure

The initial form used to document an inmate’s violation of institutional rules.

16.01 Attachment A
Disciplinary Procedure

The initial form used to document an inmate’s violation of institutional rules.

16.01 Attachment B
Disciplinary Procedure

The form used to document the first investigation of an inmate’s violation of institutional rules, within 24 hours.

16.01 Attachment C
Disciplinary Procedure

The form used to document an inmate’s disciplinary hearing for violating inmate rules.

16.01 Attachment D
Disciplinary Procedure

The form used to document inmate notification of a pending disciplinary hearing for violating institutional rules.

16.01 Attachment E
Supplemental Inmate Grievance Response Blank Form

Supplemental Information Sheet for Inmate Grievance (ML-53)

16.03 Attachment06/01/2017
SRJ Interview Instructions

Interview instructions and procedure for attorney’s, attorney assistants, investigators, medical examiners, individuals working with drug treatment and other rehabilitation programs to interview inmates.

17.02 Attachment A
Attorney Observation Log

Log sheet for deputy observation of attorney-inmate meetings.

17.02 Attachment B
GDJ Interview Instructions

Interview instructions and procedure for attorney’s, attorney assistants, investigators, medical examiners, individuals working with drug treatment and other rehabilitation programs to interview inmates.

17.02 Attachment C
ACSO – SRJ – Attorney Appt Log

Visitation log for Attorneys.

17.02 Attachment D10/01/2008
ACSO Security Site Clearance

Security clearance questionnaire for visitors to SRJ.

17.02 Attachment E05/01/2015
Scope of Services Attachment

Outlines the scope of services for Legal Aid Program along with its statutory limitations and responsibilities.

18.21 Attachment
Accounting Unit Control Log

Accounting control log for SRJ.

02.04 Attachment 1
Modesty Garment and Security Blanket Log

Log for signing out and tracking the return of modest garments and security blankets.

08.13 Attachment A
Cleaning Tool Inventory Worksheet

Cleaning tool inventory log forms.

08.24 Attachment
Cleaning Tool Notice

Cleaning tool replacement sign.

08.24 Attachment A
Inmate Searches – Strip, Visual, and Pat

Detailed summary of procedures for searching inmates in general population, intake, the booking area, first housing placement, and return from any appointment. Also describes random searches (“shakedowns”). Forbids searches or examinations to determine a transgender and/or intersex inmate’s genitals and states that strip search will not be conducted as punishment.

Inmate Observation and Direct Physical Observation

Policy for observation of inmates at random intervals. Outlines requirements for correctly maintaining Observation Logs in various settings, including in ITR processes, sobering cells, and special management classifications. Establishes privacy considerations when visiting housing units/pods of the opposite gender or when inmates are showering. States a zero-tolerance policy for sexual abuse and harassment.