Administrative Order 93-6: Establishing Payette County Jail Release Program

The present jail used by Payette County was designed and built to incarcerate 26 inmates and the population of the Payette County Jail has exceeded 26 persons. The holding of more than 26 persons overnight in the Payette County Jail increases the possibility of civil disorders in the jail with resultant injury to inmates and/or staff. The County cannot take unilateral action to relieve the overcrowded condition but the Payette County Jail can operate, for a limited time, at a maximum population of 26 inmates.

Therefore, be it ordered that the Payette County Sheriff shall reduce the population of the Payette County Jail to a maximum of 26 inmates at 6:00 p.m. each day. If the population of the Jail is in excess of 26 at 6:00 p.m., the following standards will be regarded to reduce the population:

A. The Sheriff will complete and update personal information for each inmate in custody to determine each individual's ranking based on:

  1. Outside Jurisdiction Inmates. Any inmate that can be released to another jurisdiction where charges are pending.
  2. Misdemeanor Inmates. Any misdemeanor inmate that has served the majority of a sentence and has no disciplinary report while in custody will be returned to the sentencing judge to determine if they are a candidate for house arrest and be allowed to return to work.
  3. Pre-Sentence Inmates. Use of Payette County Classification Scale Release System standards.
  4. Sentenced and Felon Inmates. Use of the Payette County Classification Scale Release System as outlined in Administrative Orders 89-2 and 93-5 and who in the judgement of the Sheriff would present a lesser propensity to commit criminal acts and commit violent acts.
  5. All proposals for release will be submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney and the resident Magistrate for the purpose of gaining their input to any discretionary releases.
  6. A report will be prepared each week and submitted to the Court for their continued information.

B. Prior to any release, each inmate will sign an agreement whereby they agree to rules that limit their activity to work, church, school, and home. They will be allowed to attend family events, travel for care of family welfare, and other legitimate activity on a case by case basis with the approval of the Sheriff.

C. Released inmates will agree to contact the Sheriff on a regular basis as directed.

D. Released inmates will agree to return to the Payette County Jail to be held in compliance with any Court Order that is in effect at the time of the required return, if room becomes available.

E. Any violation of the agreement or any criminal activity will subject the inmate to immediate return to the Payette County Jail. A level of probable cause will be sufficient to return the inmate.

Dated this 24th day of March, 1993.

Signed by Jim R. Doolittle, Administrative District Judge

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