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Burton Creek Facility Annual Inspection

Placer County Sheriffs Department

SUMMARY:

The Grand Jury conducted its annual inspection of the Placer County Sheriffs Burton Creek Substation This facilityhas been recognized to be inadequate for more than ten years. With the existing facility there is inadequate space to house all the essen&l hctions of the Sheriffs administration, jailhooking facility, investigations, records and dispatch offices. Burton Creek has found it necessary to expand the facility to keep up with the growth of its department and anticipates a move to a new location in the near future. Given the condition of the facility, the Grand Jury was pleased with the administration, maintenance and staffing of this f8cility. The employees Burton Creek are a credit to the community they serve.

BACKGROUND:

Each ye& the Grand Jury inquires into the condition and management of all public prisonsljails and holding areas within Placer County as required by Penal Code Section 9I9(b). Accordingly, the 2006-2007 Grand Jury conducted an on-site inspection of the Burton Creek Substation. Burton Creek is classified as a Type I jail, but currently is only used for daytime lockup and t e q x m q detainee and court holdings. Type I jails are facilities that can hold a prisoner for up to 96 hours. Placer Cowty has a working agreement with nearby Nevada County Jail in Truckee to hofd overnight and long- tenndetainees that can't be transported to the mainPlacer County Jail at the end of the day.

A s p a r t o f t h e i n s p e c t i o n t h e G r a n d J u r y l o o k e d i n t o s u c h a r e a s a s t h e o v e r a l l o p e r a t i o n a l o f t h e f a c i l i t y , t r a i n i n g o f a e c o n d i t i o n o f b o o k i n g a r e a s , i n f o r m a t i o n a v a i l a b l e t o those in custody, and security. The Grand Jury inquired into the type of meals served, conditionof the food and the foodpreparation area. Maintenance, security and cleanlinessof the holding cell areas as well as inmate housing area, prisoner clothing and the general appearance of the facilities were also inspected. In addition, training and dispatch facilities were inspected.

METHODOLOGY:

Grand Jury members visitingthe facility were first familiarized with the requirements of Penal Code 919@). The memberswere provided with a checklistto guide them and record their observationsduring the bcility tour.

A visit was scheduledwith the hcility manager.

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