This handbook contains your rights and responsibilities. It also describes acts prohibited in the detention facilities, and types of disciplinary action which may be taken if you commit any of the prohibited acts. Read these carefully so that you fully understand what is expected of you and what you can expect in return. If you do not follow these rules, administrative, disciplinary and/or legal action could be taken against you. This handbook also contains information you will need to make your stay here as beneficial to you as possible.
If an inmate cannot read or is blind, the Inmate Handbook Rules and Regulations shall be read to them and verbally explained. Bilingual deputies shall be utilized for this purpose if the inmate does not speak English.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ AND KNOW THE CONTENTS OF THIS HANDBOOK. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SEEK HELP FROM DETENTION MEMBERS ON ANYTHING IN THIS HANDBOOK YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND.
1. You have the right to expect that as a human being you will be treated respectfully, impartially and fairly by all detention members.
2. You have the right to be informed of the rules, procedures and schedules concerning the operation of each detention facility.
3. You have the right to care which includes: nutritious meals, proper bedding, clean clothing and a laundry schedule for exchanging county issued items, an opportunity to shower regularly, toiletry articles, and accessible medical treatment
4. You have the right to correspond with family members and friends.
5. You have the right to unrestricted and confidential access to the court by correspondence.
6. You have the right to legal counsel from an attorney by interviews and correspondence.
7. You have the right to a variety of reading materials.
8. You have the right to participate in educational programs and work assignments as far as resources are available and in keeping with your interests, needs and abilities.
9. You have the right to attend non-denominational religious services as provided by volunteer clergy.
1. You have the responsibility to treat others, both detention members and inmates, in the same manner you would like to be treated.
2. You have the responsibility to recognize and respect the rights of others.
3. It is your responsibility to not waste food, to follow laundry and shower schedules, to maintain neat and clean living quarters, and to seek medical care.
4. It is your responsibility to honestly and fairly present your petitions, questions, and problems to the court.
5. It is your responsibility to honestly and fairly use the services of any attorney.
6. You have the responsibility to take advantage of activities which may help you live a successful and law-abiding life within the detention facilities and our community. You will be expected to abide by the regulations governing the use of such activities.
7. It is your responsibility to always wear your issued inmate armband. You will be charged for damaged or replaced armbands.