Inmate’s personal property will be stored for safekeeping. Inmate’s clothing will be laundered if required, to eliminate odors and vermin accumulation.
INMATE PERSONAL PROPERTY AND CLOTHING
Inmates will wear Facility clothing for all court appearances: except jury trials when they may wear civilian clothing.
The Facility does not have sufficient storage to accommodate more than one set of inmate personal clothing.
Property Exchange -
The following items of clothing will not be accepted for exchange:
• Belts with large, heavy, or sharp buckles
• High top boots (above the ankle)
• Topcoats or raincoats
Property vs. Evidence -
There are laws and court decisions which permit an arresting agency or investigating Officers to seize an inmate’s personal property for evidentiary purposes. After the inmate has been booked, the Government Code requires the Sheriff to issue a receipt for personal property, dispose of said property as the inmate directs, or, by court order, return the remaining property to the inmate upon release from custody.
Once an inmate has been booked, a property receipt issued, and the inmate has completed a property release form, an arresting agency may recover the inmate’s personal property as evidence without a competent court order. The officer who takes said property, after obtaining approval, becomes the custodian of said property. A completed property receipt indicating the items recovered will be made out by the Sergeant or designee.
Bulk Property - Refers to large articles such as musical instruments, suitcases, back packs, etc., in the possession of the inmate at the time of incarceration which will not fit into the clothing bag.
Personal Property - Refers to an inmate’s valuables excluding money, clothing, or bulk property, i.e., wallets, jewelry, etc.