Our staff maintains a public search feature so community members can access information about those in custody, their charges, and bail amount. We invite you to access the search below and learn about possible release options.
Our Jail houses 572 Adults in Custody (AIC). We book approximately 49 offenders each day. Occasionally, there is not enough space to hold all who require lodging and we must consider other release options available. Jail staff strives to release AICs who have the most substantial ties to the community and pose the lowest risk to public safety.
Forced Release: A risk assessment is used as an objective scoring system to evaluate an AIC's prior criminal history and measure their ties to the community (such as employment, family, and residence). Risk assessment scores increase for AICs with prior violent or drug-related criminal convictions and for those who are repeat offenders. Those with the lowest risk assessment scores are among the first considered for forced release.
The goal is to reserve jail beds and save jail costs by identifying low-risk offenders. Those with a lower likelihood of returning to jail can be quickly returned to the community before they lose their job, house, and family ties.
Recognizance Release: Arrestees that meet court criteria for release without the requirement to post bail may qualify for recognizance. Violent crimes and domestic assault crimes are not eligible.
Posting Security: Some AICs can post security (bail) set by the court. If someone posts security for an AIC, the security is only returned to that person if the AIC appears in court.
Failure to appear in court
When an adult in custody (AIC)is released with a legal promise to appear in court but does not show up, they are then additionally charged with Failure to Appear in Court. Our Jail attempts to hold all AICs charged with Failure to Appear until the first court appearance. However, due to overcrowding, sometimes they must be released. If the AIC who is released fails to appear in court again, the court issues a warrant, and law enforcement must locate, re-arrest, and bring them to jail again.
When defendants fail to appear in court as scheduled, they waste not only their time but also the time and resources of the court, district attorney, and defense attorneys. That translates to taxpayer expense and a further burden to an already limited law enforcement system.