Sheriff's Office: Maple Street Corrections Division (3150P)

Program Outcome Statement

Provide rehabilitative services to promote community safety

Program Services

  • Maple Street Correctional Center (General Inmate Housing)
  • Men's and Women's Transitional Housing Unit
  • Alternative Sentencing Bureau (Work Furlough, Sheriff's Work Program, and Electronic Monitoring Program)

Overview

Custody programs house minimum to medium security-risk male and minimum to high security-risk female inmates in a safe and secure environment; provide public and rehabilitative services to promote community safety; support the successful transition of inmates back into the community; and strive to reduce overcrowding at the Maguire Correctional Facility.
The custody programs are all located at the Maple Street Correctional Center, with three distinct areas of operation. These include General Inmate Housing, the Men's and Women's Transitional Housing Units, and the Alternative Sentencing Bureau. Custody programs incorporate several different facets of incarceration and rehabilitation.
Maple Street Correctional Center provides numerous programs and classes such as Five Keys High School, General Educational Development (GED), Gender Responsive Programs, Life Skills, a Culinary Program, Computer Training, Vocabulary, Project Read, and substance abuse counseling. Both the men's and women's transitional housing units allow sentenced inmates to obtain both personal and vocational skills to successfully reenter society. Additionally, inmates housed in these units are able to participate in numerous programs, such as Transition Animals into Loving Situations (TAILS).

Percent of Inmates Assigned to Minimum Security Facilities Participating in Programs

Dollar Value of Community Service Work Performed by Sheriff's Work Program

Number of Community Service Hours Performed by Sheriff's Work Program

FY 2017-18 Mid-Year Story Behind Performance

Percent of Inmates Assigned to Minimum Security Facilities Participating in Programs

Through the first half of FY 2017-18, 19% of offenders participated in custody alternative programs. Offender participation in programs has remained steady and is due to the following factors: 1) more defense attorneys are recommending the programs, 2) more judges are allowing offenders to serve their time out of custody, and 3) there has been a lower denial rate into alternative programs.

Dollar Value of Community Service Work Performed by Sheriff's Work Program

At FY 2017-18 mid-year, $566,580 worth of community service work was performed by the Sheriff's Work Program. We are continually evaluating and amending the criteria for entry into the program to allow for increased participation.

Number of Community Service Hours Performed by Sheriff's Work Program

During the first half of FY 2017-18, 53,960 community service hours were performed by the Sheriff's Work Program. The actuals for this measure fluctuated over the last several years due to major changes to Penal Code 4019 and Proposition 47. Changes to these laws caused a considerable drop in Sheriff's Work Program participants, and therefore targets were adjusted accordingly. Over the last couple fiscal years, numbers have been rising and should remain stabilized; however, judges also have an impact on the outcome of these numbers.

Future Priorities

  • Expand programs and services to inmates assigned to the male and female transitional housing units
  • Expand our inmate population in the male and female transitional housing units
Author: Deniz Tunc, Management Analyst     Contact Email: dtunc@smcgov.org     Date Created: 09-01-2017