The arrest process
When an individual is arrested they are typically brought to the detention center for booking.† Once at the detention center, the arresting officer will complete the necessary paperwork and interviews.† The individual is then booked into jail or released (if applicable).
The booking process consists of gathering demographic information, fingerprinting, and photographing of the individual. †The booking officer will also perform a medical assessment of each inmate which is given to the medical unit for further assessment. †An initial phone call is allowed after the booking process.† This process can take anywhere from a half hour or longer, depending on the cooperation and behavior of the individual.† All property is inventoried and stored in a storage area.† Money is also inventoried and put onto the individualís account.† The individual is then searched, showered, and changed into a jail uniform and held in our classification unit until their initial appearance.† If the inmate is being booked to serve a sentence, he/she is moved to the appropriate housing unit.
The Release Process
Inmates may be released after posting bail, serving their sentence, or being released by the judge.† The arresting officer may release a detainee prior to their first appearance, with a future Court date.
Inmates are typically released around 08:30 am.† They will be released from the Intake/Release door, which is located at the bottom of the hill on Newton Ave.†