After the booking process has been completed,
the booking staff will inform the arrestee what he or she
has been charged with and the amount of bail required to be
released. This amount may be listed as either cash only or
bondable. Any holds will also be disclosed. The arrestee will
have an opportunity to make a collect phone call to try to
make bail. A complete list of licensed bonding companies is
available by each phone.
R&O (Reception & Orientation) and
Inmates are housed in the R&O section
until they are classified. Collect phone calls may be made
in this area, but no visiting or commissary purchases are
allowed. A Classification Corrections Officer will interview
the inmate to determine the best housing situation for the
inmate. This can take up to 72 hours. The assessment will
include information concerning the inmate's behavior, charges,
and history. A six-tier system is used, with Level 1 being
the most restrictive.
Inmates will be scheduled for arraignment
on the next court day.
O.R. (Own Recognizance)
Some arrestees may qualify for release
without posting bail through a court-approved pre-trial release
program, also know as O.R. To be released on one's own O.R.,
certain criteria are used, including address, employment,
and other ties to the community that the interviewer can verify
through a relative or friend.
Release from Jail
If bail is posted for an inmate/arrestee,
he or she will be released as soon as possible. Inmates released
by the Court will be released beginning at approximately 5
p.m. Inmates who have completed a sentence will be released
beginning at approximately 9 a.m. on the date the time is