Sheriff's Office: Maguire Corrections Division (3101P)

Program Outcome Statement

Safely house and care for the County's inmates while addressing their needs in an effort to reduce recidivism

Program Services

  • Booking and Classification
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Inmate Programs and Services

Overview

The Maguire Correctional Facility serves the community by incarcerating pretrial and sentenced inmates in a humane and respectful environment. Maguire Correctional Facility assists San Mateo County criminal justice agencies, inmates and their families by operating a safe and secure correctional facility that ensures defendants appear in court and complete jail sentences. Inmates are incarcerated in a manner that provides for their medical, psychological, nutritional, legal, and spiritual needs.
In FY 2017-18, the Sheriff's Office continued to make operational adjustments in response to inmates serving custody time under the Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011 (AB109). The Maguire Correctional Facility was not designed for multi-year incarceration periods, major programming, or accommodating realigned inmates needing longer-term services.  There continues to be a need to manage facility security and operations while taking into consideration the more sophisticated inmate profile due to realignment.
After nearly a decade of planning and building the new Maple Street Correctional Center, the facility opened in March 2016. The goal of building this new facility was not simply to incarcerate, but rather reduce recidivism by providing opportunities for inmates to learn job and life skills while incarcerated. The opening of this new facility has also allowed for the transfer of over 300 inmates from the Maguire Correctional Facility, allowing for increased programming opportunities.
Over the next two years, efforts will focus on implementing enhanced mental health services for inmates; and continuing to prepare the incarcerated population with the tools to successfully return to our communities while working within the building constraints of the Maguire Correctional Facility.

Number of Inmates Assessed with CAIS

Percent of Inmates Who Work with an In-Custody Case Manager

Number of Persons Booked into Custody

FY 2017-18 Year-End Story Behind Performance

Number of Inmates Assessed with CAIS

The Sheriff’s Office uses the Correctional Assessment and Intervention System (CAIS) tool, developed by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, to assess inmate risk and needs in order to develop case management. In FY 2017-18, the Sheriff’s Office assessed 814 inmates at both facilities, exceeding its annual target of 750 assessments. These assessments are used to screen inmates for appropriate programs and services as well as eligibility for the County's Unified Reentry program, Service Connect. Although we met our target, the overall number of inmates assessed is down slightly from the prior fiscal year – this decrease reflects the total number of inmates in custody during the fiscal years.

Percent of Inmates Who Work with an In-Custody Case Manager

In FY 2017-18, In-Custody Case Managers (ICCM) worked with 83% of inmates, which exceeds our target of working with at least 60% of inmates. ICCM’s interact with inmates by assessing their risk to re-offend, areas of need, and the appropriate programs and services to best address those needs. In addition, ICCM’s work collaboratively with County professionals to provide a continuum of care for inmates to assist in their reentry into our community.

The rise in the FY 2017-18 year-end percentage (83%) over FY 2016-17 (69%) reflects an increase in the number of inmates participating in programs and case management. The percentage reflects the growth of the Program Services Bureau and greater inmate engagement even while accounting for a slightly lower overall number of inmates during the FY 2017-18 fiscal year.

Number of Persons Booked into Custody

The total number of bookings for FY 2017-18 was 14,962, averaging 1,247 per month. Although there are many variables that impact jail bookings external to the operation of the correctional facility, the Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping our community safe and reducing crime.

Future Priorities

  • Continue using completed CAIS assessments to develop inmate case plans
  • Increase the percent of inmates working with ICCM's
  • Program Services will continue to implement programs for male and female inmates, including incarcerated mothers
  • Continue to work collaboratively with Correctional Health to address mental health needs of those incarcerated in our facilities
Author: Deniz Tunc, Management Analyst     Contact Email: dtunc@smcgov.org     Date Created: 09-01-2017