Jail Administration and Support Services Division

The Administration Division was created in 1997 to manage contractual and administrative services of the Jail.

In an effort to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Jail, the Administrative Division is responsible for inmate housing and vendor contracts, administering the budget, conducting special projects, ensuring Board of Corrections (BOC) compliance, and serving as the liaison with the Police Department’s Training Division.Jail Admin

Inmate housing contracts include:

  • U.S. Marshal
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • State Parole
  • California Youth Authority
  • Courtesy holds for various agencies

The revenues from these contracts provide funding to offset the costs for jail operations.

SERVICE CONTRACTS
The Santa Ana Jail contracts for inmate food services, inmate telephones and commissary, and on-site medical services.

TRAINING
The Santa Ana Jail assigned one Correctional Supervisor to the police Training Division of the Administration Bureau. This provides consistency throughout the police department and the Jail in all aspects of staff training.

BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS (BSCC)
To ensure compliance with BSCC standards, there is a need for continuous auditing and inspection of jail practices, policies, and procedures. The Jail continuously reviews and updates the operational policies and coordinates with the Information Services Division to make them available electronically to all staff.

The Records Section is the custodian of records associated with booking, identification, and maintenance of the inmate population. The Classification Section is responsible for placement of inmates among the various housing areas, based on behavior and special needs. The Grievance and Hearings Section is responsible for addressing inmate grievances and conducting disciplinary hearings in accordance with BSCC standards. The Programs Section is responsible for developing and implementing the various educational, counseling, and behavioral programs.

 

The Support Services Division manages jail programs, activities, and services.

The Division includes four sections: Records, Classification, Grievance. and Hearing ProgramsJail Support

The Records Section is the custodian of records associated with booking, identification, and maintenance of the inmate population. The Classification Section is responsible for placement of inmates among the various housing areas, based on behavior and special needs. The Grievance and Hearings Section is responsible for addressing inmate grievances and conducting disciplinary hearings in accordance with Bureau of Corrections (BOC) standards. The Programs Section is responsible for developing and implementing the various educational, counseling, and behavioral programs.

Improvements and enhancements to these programs include the following:

RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS

 

The Jail offers religious services from a wide variety of faiths including Catholic, Jehovah’s Witness, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, and Protestant. In addition, regular bible studies are offered.

 

GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (GED)

 

Instructors from the Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education, Inmate Education, Horizon Wilshire GED Center, and the Santa Ana Jail developed a highly successful inmate educational program. Since the program’s inception, an average of 100 inmates graduate from the program annually.

Jail Support Services