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At any given time, the Adult Detention Division is responsible for the care and custody of over 1,300 pre-trial, sentenced, and out-of-custody inmates.  In addition to meeting the physical needs of inmates in the facilities, there are other programs such as church services, counseling, library facilities, vocational and skills workshops, educational-and recreational programs available to the inmates.  Inmates may also be eligible for the Sheriff’s Work Furlough Program. This program allows inmates to serve out their sentence while still maintaining their regular employment, thereby contributing to their family’s financial needs.

The Public Safety Center is the site of the consolidated jails as well as other Sheriffs Offices. The Public Safety Center facility has a 918 bed capacity for medium and maximum male and female inmates.

In 1992, the direct supervision concept Public Safety Center, located six miles south of downtown Modesto, was opened. This was followed by incremental openings of additional modulars within the Safety Center and a 196 bed minimum facility in 1994 directly East of the Safety Center. In October 2013, an additional 196 bed facility was opened directly East of the Safety Center. These housing facilities are referenced as Unit 1 and Unit 2.

The Average inmate population is 650. The Public Safety Center receives approximately 354 bookings (arrests) per month.

PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER
200 East Hackett Rd.
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 525-5630
  1. The Stanislaus County Adult Detention Facilities were designed and constructed to provide the citizens of Stanislaus County with a safe and secure facility that either complies with or exceeds the standards articulated by local, state, federal, and professional agencies.

  2. The operations of the Facilities will ensure that those remanded to our care are provided with safe, secure, and humane treatment consistent with applicable standards, laws and judicial decisions.

  3. Alternatives to incarceration will be utilized consistent with our responsibility to ensure public safety and protect inmate rights.

  4. Inmates will be classified to the least restrictive mode of housing with due consideration to the safety of the public, inmates, and staff.

  5. Essentials of human life, i.e., medical and mental health care, nutritious meals, recreation, clean environment, religious counseling, and education opportunity will be provided to all within our care where security permits.

  6. The continuity of family and community contact will be encouraged by appropriate policies governing visiting, telephone usage, volunteer involvement and mail.

  7. Staff will participate in the development and implementation of the Facility’s goals and objectives, policies, and procedures.

  8. The written document describing the Facility’s philosophy, goals, and policies will be updated as necessary and will be reviewed annually.

In 1992, the direct supervision concept Public Safety Center, located six miles south of downtown Modesto, was opened. This was followed by incremental openings of additional modulars within the Safety Center and a 196 bed minimum facility in 1994 directly East of the Safety Center. In October 2013, an additional 196 bed facility was opened directly East of the Safety Center. These housing facilities are referenced as Unit 1 and Unit 2.

UNIT 1 & UNIT 2
200 East Hackett Rd.
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 525-5630

Inmates confined within the Facilities will have equal and adequate access to telephones in order to maintain community ties and contact with legal representatives.

Collect call telephones are located in the day room area of your housing unit. These telephones are available to Inmates at any time during "Inmate Free Time". To utilize the phone, simply lift the receiver and follow the posted instructions. Telephone calls will be limited to fifteen (15) minutes in duration in order to provide telephone access to all inmates.

If an inmate is assigned to Administrative Segregation or the Maximum Security section of the Public Safety Center, they will be permitted access to the telephone during their scheduled recreation time.

All telephone calls are out going only. The staff of the Public Safety Center will not transfer incoming telephone calls to inmates, nor will they take telephone messages for them under any circumstances.


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• Newly admitted inmates will be given the opportunity to complete at least three local or collect long distance telephone calls.

• Inmates assigned to Protective Custody will be provided the same telephone privileges as those available to the general population.

• Due to the unique housing capabilities of inmates assigned to Administrative Segregation, telephone privileges will be provided for the inmates on a regularly scheduled basis.

• Inmates assigned to disciplinary detention ordinarily are not provided telephone privileges as a condition of the discipline imposed. This should not preclude emergency telephone calls to designated practicing attorneys in connection with prospective or pending litigation.

• Telephone privileges for the general population will be available on a daily basis.

• Immediately upon being booked, and, except where physically impossible, no later than three hours after arrest, an arrested person has the right to make at least three completed telephone calls. The arrested person shall be entitled to make at least three such calls at no expense if the calls are completed to telephone numbers within the local calling area.

• At intake and receiving areas, a sign containing the following information in bold block type shall be posted in a conspicuous place:

The arrestee has the right to free telephone calls within the local dialing area, or collect if outside the local area, to three of the following:
· An attorney of their choice, or if he has no funds, the Public Defender or other attorney assigned by the Court to assist indigents, whose telephone numbers shall be posted. (These phone calls shall not be monitored, eavesdropped upon, or recorded.)
· A bail bondsman.
· A relative or other person.

Capt Bill DuncanCaptain Bill Duncan began his 40-year law enforcement career as a Correctional Officer for the California Department of Corrections (CDC) in 1970. He promoted through the custodial ranks to Captain and through the administrative ranks to Associate Warden and Chief Deputy Warden, until he was ultimately appointed by Governor Pete Wilson as Warden at the California Mens Colony in San Luis Obispo. Captain Duncan served as Warden for ten and one-half years before promoting to Deputy Director in the CDC Headquarters, where he was responsible for providing oversight to all the state prisons and camps. After working eight different prisons and correctional facilities with every security level of inmate, Captain Duncan retired in August of 2003. Immediately after retirement, he was appointed as the Assistant Director at Claremont Custody Center, where he served until his current appointment on October 30, 2006.

Captain Bill Duncan is assigned as Commander for the Adult Detention Division, which includes the Men’s Jail, the Honor Farm, the Public Safety Center, the Court Services Unit and the Civil Unit.

Inmates confined within the Facilities will have equal and adequate access to telephones in order to maintain community ties and contact with legal representatives.

Collect call telephones are located in the day room area of your housing unit. These telephones are available to Inmates at any time during "Inmate Free Time." To utilize the phone, simply lift the receiver and follow the posted instructions. Telephone calls will be limited to fifteen (15) minutes in duration in order to provide telephone access to all inmates.

All telephone calls are out going only. The staff will not transfer incoming telephone calls to inmates, nor will they take telephone messages for them under any circumstances.

It is the policy of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department to maintain a zero-tolerance regarding inmate-on-inmate sexual assault, staff sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and/or sexual harassment toward any inmate. Immediate action shall be taken to protect inmates who are reasonably believed to be subject to a substantial risk of imminent sexual abuse.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department shall thoroughly investigate every allegation of sexual abuse and when warranted by evidence, impose relative sanctions up to and including criminal prosecution.

Retaliatory measures against employees or inmates who report incidents of sexual abuse shall not be tolerated by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and shall result in disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. Retaliatory measures include, but are not limited to, coercion, threats of punishment, or any other activities intended to discourage or prevent an employee or inmate from reporting the sexual abuse.

This policy applies to all inmates and persons employed by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, including volunteers and independent contractors.