The Inmate Welfare Fund (IWF) exists by way of statutory authority granted to the Sheriff to establish, maintain and operate a store in connection with the county jail. The sale price of articles offered for sale, through commissary, shall be fixed by the Sheriff with profits from the sales placed into the Inmate Welfare Fund. In addition to the revenue generated from commissary sales, any money, refund, rebate, or commission received from a telephone company or pay telephone provider when the money, refund, rebate, or commission is attributable to the use of payphones by inmates while incarcerated, shall be deposited to the Inmate Welfare Fund. Additionally, ten percent of all sale proceeds from inmate hobby crafts must also be deposited into the fund.
Contact Information: Education Based Incarceration Bureau - (213) 473-2999, firstname.lastname@example.org